Children & the Arts brings star-studded carol concert to Chelsea
Cadogan is proud to support Children & the Arts, the national children’s charity tackling inequality through sustainable arts programmes.
Monday 4 December saw their annual Christmas carols held at Holy Trinity Church on Sloane Street, with a sell-out concert full of celebrity Ambassadors and familiar faces, followed by a special post-concert reception hosted at Cadogan’s offices in Duke of York Square to celebrate the charity’s achievements over the last 12 months. Highlights of the evening included festive readings from leading actress Felicity Jones (seen recently in Star Wars: Rogue One and The Theory of Everything), Adrian Lester OBE who performed an extract from Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Brian Blessed OBE with a dramatic rendition of A visit from St. Nicholas.
Hugh Seaborn, Cadogan’s Chief Executive commented “We are delighted to be sponsoring this wonderful event once more. The evening raised a fantastic £63,000 towards Children & the Arts’ projects in schools and children’s hospices across the UK, with life-changing impact on thousands of young lives each year.”
Hosted by Classic FM Presenter John Suchet, the concert was crammed with musical delights too, with performances from soprano Carly Paoli, violinist Jennifer Pike and pianist Nigel Hess. Among the traditional carols, West End performer Shaun Escoffery (the longest-standing cast member of the London production of The Lion King where he plays Mufasa) performed with schoolchildren from Tottenham who are part of St Paul’s and All Hallows’ School Gospel Choir whose voices reached the rafters of Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, and enchanted the audience.
For further information: www.childrenandarts.org.uk