Festive songs hopes to raise Christmas cheer for charities - The Solihull Observer

Festive songs hopes to raise Christmas cheer for charities

Solihull Editorial 28th Nov, 2019   0

HORISTERS are hoping to raise more than a bit of festive cheer at their charity Christmas concert on Friday (November 29).

St Alphege Church Choirs are set to take centrestage at St Alphege Church on Church Hill Road in Solihull, in aid of The Friends of St Alphege Music, a charity supporting musical education and Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity in honour of member Rachel Baumber.

The 14-year-old has achondroplasia – a form of dwarfism – and has been under the care of Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she has had several operations and stays.

Rachel’s mum Isabel said: “Choir helps her as she can be on a ‘level playing field’ with other children – her physical differences don’t matter.”

The concert, which starts at 6.30pm, will also be raising funds for the Friends of St Alphege Music which supports music education for children and offers subsidies to enable choristers to participate in tours and courses.

St Alphege Church Choirs will perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and will be joined by children from local schools to sing festive favourites at Friday’s concert.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and children are free, they will be available on the door.

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