#SingforSams

Start your Christmas with a Sing for Samaritans

Join the London Chorus choir for a magical evening of carols at St Stephen Walbrook church in the City of London this Friday 4 December at 6.30pm and help raise funds for Samaritans.

Ronald Corp OBE will conduct a programme that mixes traditional carols for everyone to sing along with and exquisite festive works from composers including John Rutter, Edward Batting and John Pieterszon Sweelink.

Olivier award-winning actor Henry Goodman will be getting concert goers in the Christmas spirit too with a reading from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol .

The venue is significant as St Stephen’s is where the Reverend Chad Varah started Samaritans, with just one man and a phone, more than 60 years ago.  Now, every six seconds someone reaches out to Samaritans for emotional support and it’s only with the help of generous donations that it can provide its vital services.

Tickets to Sing for Samaritans cost £25 per person - a complimentary drink and mince pie are included in the price, with all proceeds going to the Central London branch of Samaritans, which supports those who live and work in the capital.

The nearest underground station is Bank. Doors will open at 6pm, with an introduction from the Reverend Jonathan Evens at 6.30pm and then the carols will begin.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sing-for-samaritans-christmas-concert-tickets-18933626988 or email Beth Simons at b.simons@samaritans.org.

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For more information please  email press@samaritans.org or call the press office on 02083948300

Notes to editors:

  • Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place to talk for anyone who is struggling to cope, whoever you are and whatever life has done to you. Please call 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.
  • The London Chorus is the capital’s most versatile choir, performing a breath taking repertoire. Its 120 members are amateur singers from all walks for life. Performances are at the highest professional level and the group is directed by composer and conductor Ronald Corp OBE. Visit http://londonchorus.org.uk/