Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

04 DEC 2017

Dame Esther Rantzen to host NSPCC Christmas concert

Childline founder and TV presenter, Esther Rantzen is set to host a star-studded evening of festive music and readings at Winchester College Chapel in aid of the NSPCC.

Dame Esther will be joined on the night by news presenter Alastair Stewart OBE, BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2015 Agatha Pethers, the award-winning local young chamber choir Sansara Consort, plus organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral Andrew Lumsden.

Celebrity readers also include Susie & Peter, Masters of Wine and TV Presenters and Timothy Knapman author of the wonderful M&S Christmas Book "Paddington and the Christmas Visitor' which is being sold to help raise funds for the NSPCC this Christmas.

The carol concert, which is in its second year, will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 14 December followed by a champagne and canapé reception set in stunning medieval surroundings.

Dame Esther Rantzen said: "After the great success of 2016's event, I am delighted to be hosting the second Winchester Christmas Concert organised by the Winchester committee.

"It will be a fantastic evening that will raise much needed funds for the NSPCC and Childline to continue vital work to fight for every childhood."

Tickets cost £30 for the concert only or £55 for both the concert and reception.

Pictured; Winner of Radio 2 BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2015 Angus Benton meeting celebrity hosts Esther Rantzen, Kai Owen and Alastair Stewart at A Winchester Christmas 2016

 

More information ...

To book, contact Alison Benton, Chair of the NSPCC Winchester Committee, via alisonhbenton@btinternet.com

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