SINGERS from across Fife raised the roof at the Alhambra Theatre last week – and raised £1,000 for local charities.

The Sing in the City Fife choir joined musical director Kirsty Baird and The Hanley and the Baird Band for the musical extravaganza, which attracted an audience of 1,200 people.

Manager Elaine Dove said: "There were almost 200 members on stage performing a variety of well-known songs from all genres and decades along with a couple of original numbers too.

"It was an amazing night and the audience got fully involved, singing and dancing along in the aisles.

"Sing in the City were delighted to be able to invite pupils and family from the DAS unit at Woodmill High School to be in the audience and hope that they all had a fantastic evening."

A bucket collection on the night – which was topped up by the Sing in the City community Dreampot Fund – resulted in £500 donations going to both Andy's Man Club in Dunfermline and to Autism Rocks Fife.

The organisation currently has three evening choirs in Fife – two in Dunfermline and one in Kirkcaldy – as well as daytime choirs in Dalgety Bay and Kirkcaldy.

Next year they will join singers from Edinburgh and the Lothians to perform at Edinburgh's Usher Hall. Anyone wishing to get involved can get more details at or email

Elaine added: "The benefits to both physical and mental health through singing have proven to be huge and we would actively encourage anyone to just get out there and sing.

"Contact us now and come and be part of our huge warm, welcoming, friendly singing community."