A massive thank you to everyone who attended Love Christmas 2014. Not only did your hearty singing help raise the roof of the majestic St Paul's Cathedral, but by buying a ticket you've helped older people to feel less lonely.
Taking place on a windy 18 December, Age UK's Love Christmas 2014 carol concert was held in London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral.
A sell-out crowd were entertained by the ever-witty Penny Smith who hosted the evening, and amusing poems about a chaotic school nativity play and the ups and downs of January dieting read by Barbara Windsor and Susanna Reid. In her reading from childhood classic The Wind in the Willows, Victoria Coren-Mitchell even did the voices of the characters.
The 2,000+ attendees were then brought into the Christmas spirit by an uplifting performance by the London Gay Men's Chorus, before being transported by the towering tenor tone of Russell Watson - the evening's headline performer.
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Listen on The Wireless
You can enjoy highlights of the concert on our radio station, The Wireless. This will be aired at 6pm on Christmas Eve and repeated at 1pm on Christmas Day. Tune in through DAB in London or listen online.
You can help us combat loneliness
Christmas is a time for celebration. A time to reconnect with friends and family in an often hectic world. But for those older people spending Christmas alone this year, it can also be a painfully lonely time.
Loneliness is a daily reality for over 1 million older people who regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone.
At Age UK we want to change this and by attending Love Christmas you can help. The money raised at the concert will enable Age UK to fight loneliness through our vital national and local services.
If you have missed out on tickets this year and would like to be on the mailing list for Love Christmas 2015, please contact the events team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 033 1725.
Love Christmas is kindly sponsored by
E.ON | Dignity | Lucrum Group: Slickly Ballroom, Fixcorp, Curry Special & DPZ - Digital Print Zone | Rothesay Life | Williams Lea | Just Retirement Solutions
And with special thanks to Sarasin & Partner LLP, UK Mail Group PLC, 4C Associates, Karmarama and Lindt HELLO.
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