Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s will mark its 150th anniversary with a special Christmas concert in Westminster Cathedral.
Children and families are invited to attend the festive performance which takes place on December 1 at 7.15pm.
It will include favourites such as Hark the Herald and Once in Royal David’s City, along with Christmas readings by Barnardo’s supporter, actor Robert Daws and a beneficiary from Barnardo’s services.
Mr Daws, star of ITV’s The Royal, said “It’s an honour to take part in such a joyous event and mark the start of Christmas by commemorating the incredible work of a charity that has helped so many of the UK’s most vulnerable children to turn their lives around.”
The audience will also enjoy performances from a massed youth choir, made up of 400 students from schools across the country, who will sing alongside The Amici Singers and The Ensemble of Friends.
Two choirs will also be directed by celebrated composer and chair of the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition, Douglas Coombes.
Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan, said: “While Christmas is a time for celebration and generosity, it is also a time for reflection.
"This carol concert enables us to look back on the past 150 years, take stock of what we have achieved in supporting the UK’s most disadvantaged children and how we can do even more in the future.
“Just like our founder, we will always put faith in children who may not have had the best start in life.
"We believe in children no matter their background or where they’ve come from.
“We will always be there to help the most disadvantaged, as we know incredible things happen when you believe in children.”
Tickets for the carol concert range from £5.90 to £21.83 ticket and are available here.
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