Yuletide Comfort & Joy 2019

24 Jul 2019


Following last year's successful event, marvellous local supporters John and Glynis Billett are once again organising a Christmas Community Event in support of St Andrew’s Club. For all ages, interests and beliefs starting at 7pm on Thursday 5 December at St Stephen’s Church, Rochester Row, London SW1. We are grateful to support from Knight Frank, the world’s largest privately owned global property consultancy and Blue Orchid Hotels, London's newest independent hotel collection, offering contemporary luxury in the city's most iconic locations.

An evening of entertainment and Christmas cheer - featuring readings, Christmas hymns, carols and music, followed by a food and drinks reception in the Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid around the corner in Vincent Square.

Performances include the amazing singer Noel McCalla - who will sing Stevie Wonder's Visions joined by wonderful home grown talent from Scarlet, a St Andrew's Club member; Etcetera - the Civil Service choir; The Royal Academy Of Music Connaught Brass Quintet; jazz singer Elaine Delmar; a reading from Sue Lawley OBE, English broadcaster and presenter of Desert Island Discs for many years. Not forgetting audience participation. See below for further details about some of the wonderful performers.

CONCERT: 7.00-8.00PM.
RECEPTION: 8.15-9.30PM.

Buy tickets through Eventbrite below (plus a small booking fee), or contact Annette at annette@standrewsclub.com to buy tickets to collect from St Andrew's Club - £10 for the concert (if available, you may be able to buy them on the night) or £40 for the concert and subsequent reception, generously sponsored by Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid.


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Key Performers
Noel McCalla
British Soul /Jazz /Funk/ Rock singer. 43 years as vocalist with his own and international bands, including lead vocalist for the rock group Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Listen to him here.

Etcetera - the Civil Service Choir
The largest and most thriving Civil Service Choir performing great concerts in St John's Smith Square and other venues & raising £000s for charity. Listen to them here.

The Royal Academy Of Music Connaught Brass Quintet
The Brass quintet has recently have just won first prize in the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition 2019. They also won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize in 2018, and travelled to France shortly after to take part in the music festival Ferrandou Musique, where they performed a series of concerts made up of a vast range of repertoire, including original works for brass quintet and specially arranged vocal and piano works. Read more about them here.

Elaine Delmar
A jazz singer of outstanding talent, who balances a career as a solo performer on England's club circuit and in musical theatre. Listen to her here.

Sue Lawley OBE
English broadcaster and presenter of Desert Island Discs for many years. Sue will give a reading 'That First Without Her Christmas Day'.