Stars of R Charity Christmas Concert

Posted on 30 Nov 2016

Pupils from St. Mary’s College & Preparatory School have been chosen as one of the star attractions of a fundraising Christmas concert at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

The Show Choir from the Preparatory School and the Chamber Choir from the College will join forces to take part in the ‘Celebrate a Liverpool Life’ festive event on Wednesday 7th December, in support of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s R Charity.

The concert - to be hosted by popular BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Phillips - will also feature performances from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and acclaimed mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge.

The school’s link with the Royal began two years ago when the Preparatory School was one of a number of schools invited to entertain patients, visitors and staff by performing a selection of popular carols and songs in the hospital foyer in the run-up to Christmas.

Following on from this, the Prep Show Choir were the only school choir to be invited to take part in last year’s ‘Celebrate A Liverpool Life’ event and they have been invited back again this year, this time bringing the College Chamber Choir with them.

Organisers hope that as well as helping audience members to remember a loved-one at a special time of year, the concert will generate a significant sum for the new Royal Hospital which is currently being built.

The R Appeal target is to raise £10 million to fund state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to help patients suffering from cancer and heart disease, and to also save the sight of many Merseysiders.

Prep Headmaster, Jonathan Webster, commented: “It’s a real honour for us to be invited to take part in this prestigious event again this year and we are delighted to be joined by the College Chamber Choir.

“I know that the members of both choirs will rise to the occasion and sing beautifully at the concert, and that other pupils, parents and staff will wish to support this exceptionally good cause in whatever way they can.”

Tickets are available from the Prep and College school offices and cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £28 for a family (2 adults, 2 children).