The Poringland Singers is delighted to announce it will be holding its eighth annual Christmas Concert in support of CLIC Sargent, featuring young performers who have been supported by the charity.
The concert brings together more than 40 participants from the Norfolk based choir, with pupils aged seven to 11 from Queen’s Hill School.
Saint Peter Mancroft Church in the heart of Norwich will play host to very special young musicians and singers who are touring the country as part of CLIC Sargent's Music Programme which supports young people affected by cancer to develop their musical talents.
Ian Elliott, the choir’s musical director, said: “This year is set to be truly spectacular and we are really exited to showcase the talents of these young performers who are using their experiences of cancer to be a creative force."
One of the CLIC Sargent young performers is Lydia Jane Haynes, a 21 year old music graduate and cancer survivor. Aged 16 she was diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid and following treatment, which included throat surgery, has gone onto pursue her music career, singing with the London Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the BBC Big Band amonst others.
CLIC Sargent music co-ordinator Phil Day said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people to share their talents and raise vital awareness."
Buy your tickets
Tickets for the concert are priced at just £6 for adults and £3 for children, with mince pies and refreshments on offer for a suggested donation of £1 per person.
To buy tickets, or for more information, contact the event organisers on 01603 412 420 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making people smile
Penny Sheppard, head teacher of Queen’s Hill School, said: “We are delighted to be part of this wonderful event for the sixth year running.
"It really marks the beginning of Christmas for our students - it’s all about making people smile while supporting two great causes.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts adds: “It is so exciting to have some of CLIC Sargent's young stars sharing the stage with these two great choirs and raising vital awareness of the impact of childhood cancer.
"If any local company would like to help sponsor the event to ensure all the funds raised go to CLIC Sargent then we would love to hear from you.
“We’re sure it’s going to be a fantastic evening and would encourage people to buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”