Singers line up Stow stage for Waverley number’s debut

Jim Letham, left, and John Nichol promote Sunday's concert at Stow church , with the new railway line in the background
Jim Letham, left, and John Nichol promote Sunday's concert at Stow church , with the new railway line in the background

Gala Water Singers are on track to celebrate the return of rail services to the central Borders.

At Stow Church on Sunday (3pm), they will give the first performance of “The Waverley Line”.

Choir chair John Wilkinson explained: “We wanted to capture the thoughts and feelings of our youngsters about the railway, and naturally we thought of capturing it in song.

“The obvious person to help us was John Nichol with his skill and passion for musical theatre. We commissioned him to go into the schools and work with the pupils to express their ideas.

“He turned those ideas into lyrics, our music director Jim Letham composed the music, and both the adult and children’s choirs have been busy rehearsing the new piece over the past weeks.”

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