A Christmas Celebration with the Holst Singers
The annual Breathing Matters UCLH Charity Christmas Concert will take place on Friday 7th December 2018 at 7.30pm. The concert will be given by the Holst Singers and will take place at our new venue, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA.
The concert will feature well-known traditional carols as well as more contemporary Christmas music. The Holst Singers are one of Britain's foremost choirs, described by the BBC as a leading chorus on the international stage. In concert the choir is renowned for dramatic and engaging performances, described by The Times as interactive concert going at its most revelatory while the BBC Music Magazine states that The Holst Singers sing with a spell bounding sense of atmosphere and crystal-clear textures........supremely musical.
Our guest readers this year are well known BBC Presenters Charlotte Green and Brian Perkins. Charlotte Green has been a familiar voice on the radio for many years, including as a news reader for the Radio 4 Today programme, the presenter for the comedy programme The News Quiz, and currently as the reader for Quote....unquote. In 2013 she joined Classic FM and BBC Radio 5 Live, where she announces the football results. Brian Perkins was a senior news reader until 2003 and was a familiar voice on Radio 4 for many years.
Breathing Matters (University College London Hospitals Charity) supports research at University College London into lung diseases. The proceeds from the concert will specifically fund research into Bronchiectasis and raise awareness of this relatively common but poorly understood chronic lung disease. The main symptom of Bronchiectasis is recurrent chest infections and patients with severe disease may also have problems with their breathing due to the chronic lung damage. Bronchiectasis affects an estimated 100,000 people in the UK and unfortunately there is no cure. Breathing Matters funds research work at University College London by doctors and scientists into why people develop Bronchiectasis and how to best manage the chronic lung infections.
Book your tickets now for what promises to be a feast of seasonal music and a most wonderful start to the festive season. There will be wine and mince pies available before and after the concert and during the interval.
Tickets are now on sale and will be available from brown paper tickets until the evening of 6th December. Subject to availability, tickets will be on sale on the door from 6.45pm on the night of the concert (7th December).
Donation received from Profile Pharma, towards the costs of staging this concert.
St Pancras Church (View)
London NW1 2BA
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|