TICKETS are still available for The Argus Appeal Christmas Carol Concert.

The annual event will be held tomorrow night, December 7, at All Saints Church in The Drive, Hove.

Newsreader and Argus Appeal patron Nicholas Owen will once again host and The Argus managing director Tony Portelli will also speak.

Music will come courtesy of the Brighton Orpheus Choir and Orpheus Young Singers.

The choir of All Saints Church, Sussex Flutes and Hangleton Band will also be part of the concert.

Soprano Shona Knight is set to dazzle with solos with support from pianist Nicola Grunberg and organist Jon Rawles. The concert’s musical director is Stella Hull.

Money raised from the event will be split between The Martlets Hospice in Hove and The Argus Appeal.

This year’s concert is in memory of Derek Hunnisett, the former chairman of the Hanningtons department who died in 2011.

Mr Hunnisett was a keen supporter of The Argus Appeal and his widow, Ellen, continues to support the event.

Writing in the programme, she said: “Our family Christmas always begins here in this lovely church with the wonderful choirs, musicians and speakers.

“I am sure this will be an evening to remember. On behalf of my family, I am pleased to continue to support both these worthwhile local charities and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

Also writing in the programme, chairman of the concert committee David Goldin, said: “We believe our musical director, Stella Hull, has put together an enthralling carol concert.

“I do realise there is much demand upon our resources but without your financial help these charities would find it difficult to undertake the vital work they do within the community.

“Every penny goes to making a difference to those in need and enables them to know we care.”

Among the carols to be performed at the concert include Once in Royal David’s City, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

Arron Hendy, editor of The Argus, said: “The annual Argus Appeal Carol Concert marks the beginning of the festive season for many.

“You can expect some fantastic musicians playing some of the best loved carols and Christmas songs in one of the city’s most beautiful churches.

“And what’s great is that we will be raising lots of money for two wonderful charities in the process.

“So I urge you all to get in the festive spirit and head down to All Saints tomorrow evening.”

Tickets are available at £10 and £5 from The Martlets in Hove and at The Martlets charity shops. They are also available on the door.