A two-choir concert is taking place in Culross Abbey to raise funds for the historic building.

Founded in the 13th century by Malcolm I and used by Cistercian monks, Culross Abbey is still the parish church for the Fife village. However, problems with the building’s fabric has seen a five-year mission plan, supported by the local community trust, working to raise funds for the historic building. 

Linlithgow Rugby Club Choir will lead the concert. They will be supported by a cappella group, Opus 8, from Culross. The Linlithgow group has sung in both the Albert Hall and the Usher Hall in support of Cancer Research and has been performing for 30 years.

Dunfermline Press: Linlithgow Rugby Club Choir will be performing at the concert.Linlithgow Rugby Club Choir will be performing at the concert. (Image: Linlithgow Rugby Club Choir)

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Opus 8 has been singing as a group for more than thirty-five years, and have performed around Fife, in St Giles, Edinburgh, St Mary's, Haddington. They have also toured to Amsterdam and Denmark.

One of their founding members, tenor Derek Burns is also a member of the Linlithgow choir.

The concert will take place on Sunday, May 19, starting at 4pm. Tickets cost £8 and will go towards the abbey's upkeep.