The UK’s only fire and rescue service choir will take centre stage for their debut concert later this month.

For one night only, on Friday, September 30, Parr Hall in Warrington will be the venue for An Evening with Cheshire Fire Choir and Friends in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Joining them will be Manchester Airport Choir and tenor Matt Bond. The airport choir appeared in series one of BBC’s Sing While You Work and Matt has recently returned from supporting Sir Tom Jones on his recent tour.

The Fire Choir was first seen on national television in the second season of the BBC’s Sing While You Work. Since making it to the series final in 2014, the choir has gone from strength to strength, with guest spots at venues across the UK as well as being invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall and at the Ground Zero Memorial in New York earlier this year.

Choir chair is watch manager Phil Marke, who said: “We are so excited to be holding our own concert. 2016 is proving to be a real rollercoaster ride for us, with our unforgettable trip to New York in January, recording our signature tune The Rising and now, with the announcement of our first headline concert on September 30.

“The icing on the cake is that both the song release and the concert will benefit a charity very close to all our hearts, The Fire Fighters Charity, which enhances quality of life for both serving and retired firefighters and their families.”

Tickets are available from the Parr Hall on 01925 442345. They cost £10 (£7.50 concessions) or £11/£8.50 if booked online through Parr Hall’s website .