Cotswold Life Carol Concert in aid of Cancer Research UK
PUBLISHED: 15:08 13 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:50 20 February 2013
Celebrating its eighth year, the ever-popular Christmas concert held at Tewkesbury Abbey raised a fantastic £3200 for Cancer Research UK.
Celebrating its eighth year, the ever-popular Christmas concert held at Tewkesbury Abbey raised a fantastic 3200 for Cancer Research UK.
Proceedings kicked off with a mince pie and mulled wine reception in the Abbey Hall hosted by local volunteers. This was followed by a series of roof-raising renditions of favourite festive carols sung by a congregation of over 450 people as well as a selection of choral songs performed by the amazing Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, led by conductor Benjamin Nicholas and organist Carleton Etherington.
Readings were conducted by the Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey Reverend Canon Paul Williams and Chairman of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum Scholarship Fund Francis Rundall. Guest speaker Peter Davis, Senior Volunteer Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK, highlighted the pioneering work the charity is able to carry out thanks to the funds generated by events such as these. Representing Cotswold Life, MD of Archant Lifestyle Regional Tim Thurston thanked all attendees and performers for their continued support and generosity.
Photography by Antony Thompson