Our Christmas concert is just two weeks away and will be held in the stunning Church of St Giles-in-the-Fields, on Thursday 1 December in Central London. Why not get into the Christmas Spirit and book your tickets today?
The concert will be hosted by actress, impressionist and star of BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers, Jan Ravens, and feature a range of musical performances and a reading by special guest, Times Columnist, Matthew Parris.
The headline act for the evening will be the RLSB Choir, made up of blind young people who have been preparing for their debut performance at the concert since early summer.
Watch the Choir in rehearsal
Show the RLSB choir your support by coming along
The Christmas Concert will be the choir’s debut performance in front of an audience, and they will also be performing an original composition that they’ve written and composed together. The Choir members are really excited and looking forward to performing to a warm supportive audience.
Choir member Cheyenne, 17, is thoroughly enjoying rehearsals in the lead up to the concert. She says: “When I first heard about the project I was really excited. I love everything to do with music so I thought; I’m going to do it. I’m glad I’m here, and I’m glad I joined this community.”
Accomplished Soprano Victoria Oruwari, who is registered blind and leads the choir, said:
“I’ve always wanted to work with an inspiring group of young people. I think that people should hear these children because they’re amazing.”
What does the choir mean to blind young people?
The choir was set up for blind young people across London to meet one another, make music and build friendships.
RLSB’s Chief Executive Dr Tom Pey, said: ‘Singing in a choir is a fantastic way to increase emotional wellbeing. Vision impaired young people who join our choir make new friends, learn new skills and have a tremendous amount of fun’.
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers who have been long-time supporters of RLSB, have also generously supported the project by funding the choir.
Show your support to the young members of the choir and celebrate our work in the beautiful Church of St Giles-in-the-Fields on December 01.
Update: In January 2017, RSBC merged with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB). Although we are now called RSBC, there may be some references to RLSB in this blog.
Bring the family and cheer on our fantastic choir. Tickets are £15 and include a festive mince pie and a glass of mulled wine or soft drink. Children aged 12 and under go free.