Come and Sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah is a charity concert that will be a fundraising event for seven Hampshire based Hospices: Countess of Brecknock, Countess Mountbatten, Naomi House & Jacksplace, Oakhaven, Rowans, St Michael’s and the soon to be opened Winchester Hospice. So, on the 12th October around 500 singers will be raising the roof of Winchester Cathedral, together with orchestra soloists and the conductor.
To help support this worthwhile cause every singer and audience member will be kindly asked to pay £25 each for the pleasure of attending the concert! Singers are coming from Spain, France, Germany and all over the UK including locally (Hampshire) to take part in this unique event.All singers that are taking part are being asked to wear purple as a sign of unity.
Voices for Hospices Choir (VfHChoir) were honoured to receive The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award for 2018/19 and also they have been awarded Charity Concert of Winchester Cathedral for 2019. All of the ticket money and donations on the day will go to the Hampshire Hospices listed above, which means that all the set up costs need to be raised by VfHChoir fundraising efforts including grants they’ve kindly received to go towards organising the charity concert itself. To date the choir have been supported in organising this charity concert by grants from eight HCC Councillors, a Barn Dance, An Island Garden Visit, A Bridge Afternoon, by holding raffles and auctions plus of course the kindly awarded £2K from Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme.
VfHChoir sincerely hope with the support of the community, they will make this charity concert an exciting and memorable concert.They also hope to raise awareness and highlight the wonderful, professional care these hospices give freely to all Hampshire residents living with end of life and life limiting illnesses. You can show your support in a variety of ways and if you’d like to join a Choral Workshop in September, to rehearse the choruses from Elijah being sung in the Cathedral then please visit www.vfhchoir.com for more information.
If you’d like to donate to local hospices please visit www.vfhchoir.com/donate/ or if you’d like to be an audience member then pre booking is advised as tickets available on the door will be on a first come first served basis until the venue is packed to capacity. So, to avoid disappointment book today via Winchester Cathedral’s website www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/events/voices-for-hospices-choir-massed-come-and-sing-elijah/
Photo: L to R VfH Choir Logo, VfH Choir, John the Conductor & Winchester Cathedral