John Suchet Recognises's Efforts

John Suchet Recognises's Efforts

Celebrities, award winning artists and school choirs recently raised the roof of the Holy Trinity church as part of a Christmas carol concert arranged by thr Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts. We donated 200 black polyprop chairs to cut their seating costs.

Our seating gets Suchet mention

A charity recently invited hundreds of people, several choirs and a long list of celebrities to attend a festive carol concert in a stunning church, with Classic FM presenter John Suchet recognising the part we had to play in helping the event to run smoothly by donating 200 black polyprop chairs.

Raising the roof

This is the seventh year that the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts has held a fundraising carol concert, with the Holy Trinity Church in Chelsea proving to be a magical destination for the occasion. With it’s glittering stained glass windows stretching to the arched roof, and the building’s gothic features providing an exceptionally impressive backdrop to the festive performances by award winning singers - like Amy Dickson - and renowned actors and presenters including Brian Blessed, Amanda Holden and Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton. 

The event aims to raise funds for the charity and direct them towards its goals, which involve putting youngsters in touch with the arts.

Seating for singers and more

Every year around 600 people arrive at the occasion to enjoy the uplifting and seasonal show. To help the charity arrange its seating more affordably we donated 200 black polyprop chairs, which you can see in the photos our team took at the function! Not a seat was spare in the venue, and our chairs ensured that every person attending had a comfortable vantage point of the entire concert.

Following an introduction by Reverend Graham Rainford, the programme of the evening certainly made sure that both invited performers and the audience got a chance to blow away the cobwebs with a series of carol songs that welcomed in the festive cheer, such as Once In Royal David’s City, O Come All Ye Faithful and the First Nowell.

Showstopping performances

In between these classic songs, award-winning musicians stepped up to entertain us all with their astonishing singing and musical talents. Classical Brit Award Winner Amy Dickson joined number one Amazon Jazz Chart recording artist Joe Stilgoe in several atmospheric performances, including their interpretation of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Spine-tingling melodies were provided by international singer Margaret Keys when she sang O Holy Night and other seasonal favorites.

As well as experienced choirs like the Collegium Musicum of London providing unique and quirky takes on well-known Christmas music, like jingle bells, a very special choir took to the stage - the Colvestone Primary School Choir. This brave collection of 7 to 11-year-olds gave faultless and amazing performances of Away in a Manger and White Christmas.

Seasonal stories

Music made up one part of this concert, with celebrities also taking to the stage to deliver dramatic and humorous readings. Amanda Holden revealed a long list of funny perspectives on Christmas from children, while also attracting appreciation from the Daily Mail for her stylish outfit. Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton brought Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol to life with an extract from the festive story.

Harry Hadden-Paton gave a comedic take on the Twelve Days of Christmas with John Julius Norwich’s story, with the closing act a dramatic and heartfelt performance from Brian Blessed who filled the church with his booming tones as he performed the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore.

Enriching lives

John Suchet stepped up to remind us of the goals of the evening, making sure that children who may not otherwise come into contact with the arts, are able to do so and consequently enrich their lives. We were very glad to assist in the organisation of this cause and donate seating so all who attended could enjoy and take part in the occasion in comfort.

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