In just two days time, Coldstream will echo to the sound of singers from both sides of the border at the Choir of Local Voices concert.
The performance, being held in the town’s parish church, is one of a number of events in the pipeline to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden.
One of the driving forces behind the show, Rev Rob Kelsey will be one of 60 singers who take to the stage on Saturday to perform a varied programme, including Schubert’s ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’, Faure’s ‘Requiem’ and John Rutter’s ‘A Gaelic Blessing’.
And Rob said that he and the rest of the choir all took a great sense of pride from their involvement in the occasion.
“Looking back to our first rehearsal I think a few people were taken aback by some of the music and the level they had to reach but our musical director Marion Dodd has been nothing short of amazing.
“The improvement from then to now is incredible.
“There’s been a real sense of people pulling together and it will be rather odd once it’s all over.”
Tickets for Saturday’s concert, which begins at 7.30pm, are priced £5 and available from Clarks, Coldstream, The Maltings or on the door.