Free Christmas Concert for the Elderly

The Trustees of Opera Prelude and Age Unlimited are inviting the elderly residents of Henley and surrounding villages to join them as guests for their “See Golden Days” Christmas Concert and tea on Sunday 25 November at 2:30pm at the Christ Church Centre.

Thanks to the generosity of Age Unlimited, Opera Prelude’s young singers have been presenting free afternoon concert programmes in residential care homes across the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea since 2016. After each performance, over a cup of tea, they share in their audience’s stories and memories about what music has meant to them in their lives, strengthening intergenerational connections within the community and bringing about a closer bond between residents in care facilities.

Opera Prelude is a small charity, passionate about opera, with the needs of young professional singers at the heart of all they do. Since 2010, they have been bringing opera into the community, engaging, educating and involving audiences through their accessible events. Opera Prelude supports rising stars who have the all-round skills to succeed in a highly competitive industry, by providing experience and fairly paid performance opportunities. They meet monthly at the Christ Church Centre, see their web-site for details: www.operaprelude.org

Vanessa Bird, Christ Church Centre Manager said, “We are delighted to be hosting this event at Christ Church as it is the first time that they have performed their free admission tea concert outside of London, sharing musical moments and memories with older residents.”

Please let us know in advance if you would like to join so we can ensure there is enough cake for everyone!

Free Admission – RSVP to Opera Prelude on 0207 183 7323 or to Christ Church on 01491 577733

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