MARY-JESS Leaverland returns to Stroud this festive season to headline The Door’s annual Christmas Presence concert.

Classical crossover artist Mary-Jess - The Door’s Patron - is set to perform at St Laurence Church on Friday 9th December, in partnership with Ignition Gloucestershire.

Mary-Jess won The Door’s Undiscovered Youth Talent contest in 2008 and since then she has gone on to win ‘The Chinese X Factor’ and tour with Russell Watson, she was also chosen to sing the Downton Abbey theme and performed at the FA Cup Final in Wembley Stadium.

At Christmas Presence she will be showcasing her new Christmas album as part of her Prayer to a Snowflake national tour.

The evening will also feature special guest soloists and a selection of sing-along carols, all of which will be accompanied by the 30 piece Cotswold Area Community Orchestra, arranged by Katrina Wyndow.

Tickets: Advance: £7 Standard, £5 for concessions (Under 25s, OAPs) online at and in Tranzform Charity Shop, (On the door £10, £7)