Massed Come and Sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Voices for Hospices Choir 2019

After a successful and exciting 2018, VfHChoir are delighted to confirm the details for this year’s Massed Come and Sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah on the 12th October 2019.

We were thrilled to be awarded Winchester Cathedral’s Charity Concert of 2019, and in such a beautiful and historic venue we know we will produce a fine concert.  We are turning the Cathedral seats sideways, so our singers will have the opportunity to perform in the longest nave in Europe. They will also have the best view of the conductor (should they look his way!), orchestra and soloists. Doors will open for registration at 1.30pm, with the rehearsal starting at 2.00pm.

Our yellow-sashed VfHers will help people to their seats, which are not numbered. We ask that singers sit in height order with the taller at the back of each seating block. (FAQs)

Doors for the evening performance will open at 6.45pm ready to commence the performance at 7.30pm. We are honoured that the Dean of Winchester will open the concert proceedings with the lighting of the Hospice candle and the Hospice prayer

To have Sir Thomas Allen singing the title role of Elijah is an immense pleasure and privilege for us all. We are having people coming to sing from around the country, and abroad, just to say they have sung with him!

Tickets are on sale from Ticketsource and the Winchester Cathedral box office. For further information click here

All proceeds from the concert will go directly to our seven nominated Hospices; Countess of Brecknock, Countess Mountbatten, Naomi House and Jacksplace, Oakhaven, Rowans, St Michaels’s, and the newly to be opened Winchester Hospice, to raise awareness of their role in our communities and to support the work and care they give to end of life and life limited patients.

As John Rutter said recently “Choral singing goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community and our souls”.

We are aiming to make this a wonderful occasion for our choral singers and audience alike, whilst supporting a very worthwhile cause so please, buy your tickets and we’ll see you there!

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