Spring Charity Concert at St. Barnabas
- Created: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:06
Spring Charity Concert at St. Barnabas Raises Almost £700 for the Evelina Children's Hospital!
Our first ever Charity concert was held on Saturday, at St. Barnabas Church in Beckenham; in aid of the Evelina Children's Hospital in London. The charity has particular significance for us, as two of our longstanding members have had life saving surgery and ongoing medical treatment there. We managed to raise almost £700 due to the amazing generosity of the audience! Thank you to everyone who supported us!
There are some photographs of the rehearsals by Nick Charles here.
And some photographs of the concert by Nick Charles here.
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Both Beckenham Junior Choir and Youth Voices sang beautifully accompanied by the fabulous Beckenham Concert Band! There was an exciting mix of music from the rousing El Relicario performed by the Concert Band, which enlivened the audience, to the traditional nursery rhymes sung by the youngsters in the Junior Choir and there was a smile on everyone's face as "The Pink Panther" was performed by Beckenham Concert Band!
Speaking after the concert, John Hargreaves, Musical Director of the Beckenham Concert band, said that "the choirs sang really well, and with such enthusiasm and commitment. It's so good to see young people making music so positively."
Father Tim Hide, Vicar of St. Barnabas also congratulated us on
"A brilliant evening for everyone visiting St. Barnabas... wonderful to see the church being used by so many people coming through the doors who said they didn’t even know the building was there. Please pass on my thanks to the children, they sang very well and looked the part, enjoying their work."
The Beckenham Concert Band