We are offering another wonderful opportunity to combine an informative session in The Connection at St Martin’s with time to socialise over a delicious two-course meal, and a concert of glorious choral music in the unique atmosphere of St Martin-in-the-fields. Previous evenings have been described as ‘an interesting and memorable evening’, ‘informative, enjoyable and varied’.
This Connection with Choral Classics evening will be on Friday 16 November from 6.00 to 10.30 pm. The starting point will be a talk and discussion focusing on the Government’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy, and how it will impact on Westminster and the services provided by The Connection at St Martin’s. The Government has set a target of halving rough sleeping by 2022 and abolishing it by 2027. Jenny Travassos, Head of Prevention at Westminster City Council, and Pam Orchard, CEO of The Connection, will lead the discussion.
The choral concert will feature the exceptional Choir of Royal Holloway, under their conductor Rupert Gough. They will be singing music by Sir Charles Hubert Parry, whose centenary falls this year, including his most celebrated work I was glad.
The timetable for the evening is as follows:
6.00 – 7.45 pm: Talk and discussion in The Connection, 12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW (look for the red door).
7.45 – 9.00 pm: Supper in the Gallery at the Café in the Crypt
Enjoy a two-course meal with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in the award-winning Café in the Crypt, under St Martin-in-the-Fields
9.30 – 10.30 pm: Concert by Candlelight in St Martin-in-the-Fields
All-inclusive tickets cost £42, or you can book for the concert only for £15. After the deduction of costs, all the proceeds will go directly to support the work of The Connection at St Martin’s with homelessness and vulnerable people in central London.
The Friends are very grateful to the Brandenburg Choral Festival for making this evening possible.
If you would like to attend part or all of the evening please contact Bert-Jan in the Friends Office via phone, saying how many tickets you would like.
Friends of the Connection office
Tel: 020 7766 5522 (Fri – 10am – 3pm)
12 Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HW