Take a break from your hectic preparations for Christmas and allow the award-winning Wessex Male Choir to get you into the festive spirit. We are very excited that this hugely popular 50-voice, award-winning choir is performing at St Mary’s Church, Longcot on Friday 16th December as part of their Christmas season. The concert will mark the end of our beautiful Norman church’s 800th anniversary year.
As well as seasonal music, the concert will be filled with songs from musical theatre to present day pop, spirituals, folk as well as traditional favourites for male choir.
We are selling Adult "Early Bird" tickets for £8.00 if purchased before 1st December. £10.00 thereafter. All Junior tickets are £5.00 for under 18’s.
The proceeds from the concert will go towards Longcot 800's campaign to raise enough funds to transform our church into a multi-purpose community facility with kitchen & toilet facilities so it can host meetings, events and activities as well as regular services. Find out more here: www.longcotvillage.org
Doors open 6.30pm and there will be a Licensed Bar. The Concert will start at 7pm prompt and ends at 8.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.
The concert will be held in memory of the late, great Dr John Forster, who was the inspiration behind this and so many fantastic events and activities in Longcot as part of his commitment to ensuring that St Mary’s remains at the heart of the community, where it has stood for 800 years. One of his last requests was that the church roof will be truly raised on the 16th December by 50 voices of the Wessex Male Choir.
The Wessex Male Choir was founded in 2001 and consists of some 50 members under their recently-appointed Musical Director, Rhiannon Williams-Hale. It has built a reputation for its professionalism and entertaining repertoire, and is always in great demand. As well as frequent performances in London and the South West, it performs across Europe and has led the singing at Wembley and Twickenham.
The Choir has won numerous awards and competition trophies including being awarded first place in the Male Choir competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July 2011 beating renowned choirs from Wales, England, and the USA. This year, the Choir won the coveted Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts in 2016 for best choir overall having previously won the accolade in both 2008 and 2013.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Limited parking is available in Longcot. Please park with consideration for residents.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Do bring a cushion and also cash if you wish to purchase a drink at our Licensed Bar.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes it is as long as you notify the organiser and the person brings with the transferred ticket brings it with them
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please or present it on screen on your smart phone.
What is the refund policy?
If we are forced to cancel the concert, we will let you know by midday on the 16th December. If you'd like a refund, bearing in mind that this is a fundraising event for St Mary's, please let us know and we will issue a full refund less the Eventbrite booking fee plus VAT.
How do I pay by cheque?
Please post your cheque made out to 'Longcot Churchwardens' Account' with a note of the tickets you wish to buy together with your email address to:
Longcot Christmas Concert, Ivy House, Longcot, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7TG.
You will receive your ticket confirmation by email from email@example.com. Tel: 07831 488777.