Christmas concertPerformances by:

  • The Grosvenor Chapel Choir

    The choir’s repertoire includes music from the renaissance to the 20th century.  They have recorded two CDs: The Spirit of Christmas and Into thy hands – The Music of Grosvenor ChapelRecent collaborations with the period instrument ensemble The Brook Street Band have included performances of Bach masses and cantatas in the context of the liturgy.

  • Dawn Thomas Wallace (Gospel Singer)

    Dawn has been a respected figure in the British gospel scene since the ’80s when she fronted the Trumpets Of Zion. She has a biography as long as her arm that chronicles her numerous awards and TV appearances.

  • Alice Watts(singer, songwriter, musician)

    Alice recently played at the 2012 Olympics. She’s a folk-influenced singer-songwriter, who introduces a beatboxer as a replacement for drums in her acoustic performances. Alice’s style is a fusion of indie, soul, and folk music… and more.

Readings by:
  • Gavin Knight (Writer and Journalist)

    Gavin Knight is a journalist who has written for The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Prospect, Newsweek, New Statesman, Esquire and many other publications. His non-fiction book Hood Rat was shortlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize 2012. It was serialised in the Daily Telegraph and was Book of The Week on Radio 4. FilmFour are currently developing it into a film with Cowboy Films, the producers of MARLEY and TOP BOY.

  • Jacob Ross(Writer and Royal Society Fellow)

    Jacob edited Artrage, Britain’s leading Intercultural Arts magazine. He currently lectures in creative writing and international literature in England and abroad. Hailed as ‘a writer of formidable technical range and emotional depth’, Ross’s work has been critically acclaimed internationally.


    His first novel, Pynter Bender, was published in September 2008. Jacob Ross recently won an Arts Council of England Award for his current novel in progress, The Village Above the Wind.

Christmas events 2012

This Christmas why not spread some festive cheer and help us to support families in Westminster.

We have a host of activities going on in early December which we’d love you to be involved with. If you can spare just an hour or so of your time you could help us raise over £10,000 to continue to support families in need.

Christmas Concert

We are delighted to announce our very first Christmas concert.  This will be held on Wednesday 5th December at the beautiful Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair. The concert will include favourite seasonal songs and festive readings by some renowned authors.   A drinks reception will follow in the wonderful Garden Room.

Tickets are available at two levels:

£20 for the concert only (includes a £15 voluntary donation)

or

£45 for the concert and reception (includes a £35 voluntary donation)

To buy tickets, download the Concert flyer and pdf form below:
PDF

To buy concert ticket online: Click here!

Carol Singing and Collections

We will be singing our hearts out at various underground stations and other venues in the Westminster area. Do you sing in a group, choir or just have a few friends who are feeling festive? We’d love to hear from you, however young or old, and no auditions necessary, it’s all about the goodwill rather than the X-Factor! If you’re not feeling vocal, perhaps you could help us with some collections?

We have morning (7.30am – 9.30am) and evening (4.30pm – 6.30pm) slots available on the following days, just email us at admin@befriendafamily.co.uk and let us know which ones would suit you and we’ll be back in touch:

 

Tuesday 4th December, Wednesday 5th December, Thursday 6th December and Friday 7th December.

 

If you’re part of a church and already have a carol service planned, why not suggest a collection in aid of Westminster Befriend a Family? We can supply you with information about the charity to support your collection.

With all of the above you would be supporting us in our work to help more and more vulnerable families in Westminster.  We would work with you to ensure that your contribution is recognised and communicated to our supporters.