Join the St Ann’s Festival Choir at their Christmas Concert

By News Team on November 9, 2017

St Ann's Festival choir

Get into the spirit of Christmas by joining the St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir at their Christmas Concert at The Bridgewater Hall on Friday, December 8 (7.30 pm).

This exciting night of carols and seasonal music in the company of some of Manchester’s most talented singers and musicians is a highlight of the festive calendar.

Sing along to your favourite carols accompanied by the Corus Brass Ensemble and the Bowdon Preparatory School for Girl’s Chamber Choir, with pianist Christopher Ellis and organist Elin Rees.

Conductor is Music Director John Pomphrey and the evening is hosted by Coronation Street actress Sue Nicholls.

Tickets at £22 (under 16s, £12) are available from the Bridgewater Hall box office 0161 907 9000 or

Transport (£7 return) leaves Stagecoach Park and Ride, Hazel Grove; St George’s Church, Poynton; St Michael’s Church, Bramhall; The Village Hotel, Cheadle; United Reformed Church, Heald Green and St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green.  To book transport call Harry Bull on 0161 430 7706.

Choir chair Rosemary Murray said: “Many people like to take advantage of the coaches which make the evening hassle free. We’re also offering a family ticket at £62 for four people and only one person needs to be under 16, so it might make a nice Christmas treat by grandparents?

“It’s a wonderful evening so why not put on your Christmas jumper, sing along with some much- loved Christmas Carols and support a worthwhile cause?”

The choir has raised £20,000 for us  in the last year, bringing total donations during its 26-year history to almost £750,000. A cheque was presented to Mike Brown, Interim Chair of Trustees at St Ann’s, at a Come and Sing Day to encourage new members.

This ‘Voices for Hospices’ event raises funds and awareness of St Ann’s and is part of a global celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. That was launched through Songs of Praise, the first televised performance at The Bridgewater Hall in 1996, the year the venue opened.

The St Ann’s choir took part that day and several founder members are still involved.  We really appreciate all of their support.

We need to raise £16,000 every day to keep the hospice doors open

We’re more than just a charity to our patients. Every single penny donated makes a huge difference to their lives.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.