RHYL'S Christmas Pops is just around the corner.

Tickets are still available for this years Christmas Pops, set to be headlined by brothers and 2013 X Factor finalists Richard and Adam Johnson.

The annual concert, organised by Denbighshire County Council, in partnership with Rhyl Town Council, will be staged at St Thomas’ Church, Rhyl on Sunday, December 9 from 5pm.

Performing as Richard and Adam, the Welsh operatic duo won audiences over with their unforgettable classical crossover rendition of The Impossible Dream 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha.

The classical singers credit their Nan as being their biggest influence. When they were young, she played music by Caruso, Mario Lanza and The Three Tenors and she encouraged them to sing along, building their confidence and encouraging them to follow an opera career.

They honed their craft, playing live gigs and performing with the Birkenhead Operatic Society. When they won a talent competition, offers came flooding in and they began performing professionally on cruise lines before their break on Britain’s Got Talent.

The concert line-up also includes singer Georgia Holland, who has celebrated her 20th anniversary as a vocalist this year, and has performed all over the country in venues such as Manchester's Opera House and Bridgewater Hall.

Her smooth, sultry voice lends a new interpretation to time honoured jazz, swing and pop classics and makes them her own.

Also appearing will be Ysgol Emmanuel Choir and the Denbighshire County Youth Brass Band.

Cllr Win Mullen James, mayor of Rhyl, said: "Rhyl Town Council is pleased to once again be supporting the Christmas Pops which is one of the highlights in the festive calendar. It’s always a well-supported event and we are looking forward to another successful evening.”

Richard and Adam's number one album The Impossible Dream remained at the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, breaking UK records. A sell-out UK tour followed and a number five charting album titled At The Movies that competed with international artistes including Dolly Parton. Their fourth album Believe reached number one in the UK classical charts.

As they start a new chapter, with the increasing commercial appeal of classical crossover and musical theatre genres, Richard and Adam are focusing on a more contemporary feel.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire, said: “We are delighted to have secured such a great line up and the event has been long established as a way of kick starting the Christmas celebrations.

"We would encourage people get into the festive spirit and secure their free ticket for this prestigious event.”

The are still about 60 tickets available for the event, which are free, to reserve a place contact Rhyl Tourist Information Centre on 01745 355068.