Massed Come and Sing Handel’s MESSIAH
Conducted by John Sutton
Accompanied by the VfH Sinfonia
At Eastleigh Football Club SO50 9HT
Sunday 15th October 2017
(doors open at 10am, rehearsal from 11am to 1.30pm with performance around 2.30pm)
Tickets: Singers – £20, NonSingers – £10, Children under 12 Free
All proceeds in aid of a number of Hampshire Hospices
At last we are able to announce the venue and details so far about our next Big Come and Sing!
Our grateful thanks go to Stewart Donald (Chairman/Owner) and Eastleigh Football Club for their very generous donation of their main stand for our concert. Please join us at Silverlake Stadium, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HT.
It is very easy to find: From M3 Exit J13; From M27 Exit J5; There is plenty of parking on site, and also at Stoneham Park (opposite the Concorde Club) if necessary. The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway or Eastleigh. Both stations are about a 20 min walk away.
Please keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for up to date information about plans as they develop. There are no auditions, you don’t need the ability to read music or even a great voice, just an enthusiasm for singing and a willingness to have a go. You do not even have to be a member of a choir. Please wear something warm, we are singing outside, but all of us, (orchestra, soloists, conductor singers and audience) will be under cover. The acoustic under the stand is amazing!
As before, we ask that you may like to wear a purple/maroon scarf/tie to bring a unity to proceedings! Any edition of the vocal score of “Messiah” will do (do not fear, we will not be singing it all! It would take 4 hours if so. ) Please also bring a picnic if you wish, although there will be food outlets and bars for tea,coffee and alcoholic drinks.
All proceeds will be divided between the following Hampshire Hospices; Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Naomi House and Jacksplace, Oakhaven Hospice, Rowans Hospice and St Michael’s Hospice. Please go to the Hospices page to find out about the wonderful work they do.
It is our proud boast that all proceeds from ticket sales goes to our Hospices. To do this we need to raise the considerable set up costs beforehand. Our target sum in 2015 was £15000 (which we achieved!) Thanks to Eastleigh Football Club it is much reduced this year—however if you are able to help with this in any way, please click the DONATE button above. Any and all contributions gratefully received .
The VfH Choir concert in 2015 raised £25k for our hospices, what will 2017 raise?
We are aiming to make this a wonderful occasion for singers and non-singers, with the opportunity to support a very worthwhile cause, so please do explore our website to find out more about what is planned and to buy your tickets (click on tickets button above). Tickets can also be bought through your local choir.
VfH Choir is a not for profit company. Registered Company No 09339136