All-star line-up for Sunderland AFC charity

Sunderland band The Futureheads will perform for the SAFC Foundation.

Sunderland band The Futureheads will perform for the SAFC Foundation.

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NIALL Quinn will share the stage with multi-platinum selling singer Barbara Dickson and keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman to raise money for the SAFC Foundation.

Popstar to opera star and X Factor winner Joe McElderry, from South Shields, and Sunderland band The Futureheads will also be at the Carols of Light concert taking place, at Durham Cathedral on December 8.

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It will take place in aid of Black Cats’ charity and Durham Cathedral Music Endowment Fund.

Produced by SAFC Foundation Trustee Sir Tim Rice, the evening will appearances from a host of stars, including TV presenter and Washington-born architect George Clarke; and celebrated Seaham Harbour-born baritone Sir Thomas Allen, the new chancellor of Durham University.

“Carols of Light will be the perfect way for people to kick off the festive season,” said event organiser Carolyn Ramsbotham.

“Guests will be wowed by performances and readings from people who truly represent the talent and passion of the North East, in one of the country’s most outstanding settings.”

Dated 07/03/2007'Sunderland FC Chairman Niall Quinn persuading fans at the Rounton Meadows Arena in Houghton Le-Spring to buy season tickets for next season during an informal questions and answers session ...

Dated 07/03/2007'Sunderland FC Chairman Niall Quinn persuading fans at the Rounton Meadows Arena in Houghton Le-Spring to buy season tickets for next season during an informal questions and answers session ...

Community fund-raising co-ordinator Dawn Day added: “The funds raised from this event will be input into projects that will provide opportunities for children, young people and families across the North East – at a time when they have rarely needed it more.”

Tickets are now on sale for the event from just £15.

They can be purchased in person from the SAFC ticket office, or via the dedicated Carols of Light number 551 5004.

Ticket office opening hours are between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

The full musical line-up is:

Sir Thomas Allen

Joe McElderry

Barbara Dickson

Rick Wakeman

The Futureheads

Alan Price

Durham Cathedral Choristers

Durham Cathedral Young Singers

Monkwearmouth Salvation Army Band

Readers:

George Clarke

Niall Quinn

Steve Cram

Sir Tim Rice

Kate Adie

David Milliband MP

The Bishop of Durham