Massed Come and Sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Voices for Hospices Choir 2019
As a result of the recent VfHChoir concert in Winchester Cathedral on the 12th October, we have finally received the reconciliation amount and can announce that we have raised an amazing £21,000 for our seven Hampshire Hospices; Countess of Brecknock, Countess Mountbatten, Naomi House and Jacksplace, Oakhaven, Rowan’s , St Michael’s and Winchester Hospices.
Our grateful thanks go to so many:-
The Dean and Chapter, Virgers, and Managers of the Retail and Visitor Services at the Cathedral.
Our Hospices; for their help and support over the last two years.
Our conductor, John Sutton, for leading us through such a musical adventure
with humour, skill and professionalism.
Sir Thomas Allen leading our stellar cast of soloists.
Our VfH Sinfonia; for yet again giving us an orchestral accompaniment superb for not only us but for any professional concert;
Our Audience; whose presence, support and applause made it all worthwhile.
Our VfhChoir organising team; for putting the whole enterprise in the public domain, and particularly the wonderful, yellow-sashed VfHers who made concert day such a happy, relaxed experience for all. Their welcoming smiles made such a difference to a normal concert experience!
Our hundreds of supporters that have been raising money these past two years, in order that this concert can take place. Particularly, Compton and Shawford Festival Choir in Winchester who bore the brunt of all the main fundraising events.
And finally, you the Singers! For all your hard work in preparing for this concert, and coming from all around the UK and the Continent to join us for a memorable and uplifting “Elijah”.