270 voices in harmony for St Peter’s Hospice

June 09 2015
270 voices in harmony for St Peter’s Hospice

270 voices in harmony for St Peter’s Hospice

A special concert at the Colston Hall in Bristol, hosted by the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, raised £13,500 for St Peter’s Hospice.

The St Peter’s Hospice Choir combined with the City of Bristol Choir, Westbury-on-Trym Parish Choir, and the Bristol Grammar School Choir and Chamber Choirs to form a 270-strong chorus in a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, conducted by David Ogden.

St Peter’s music therapist Jane Lings, who is also a flautist with the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, led the hospice choir in the first public performance of Who will be there? a song composed by a group to movingly describe the hospice’s work.

William Goodchild, conductor of the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and a resident of Henleaze, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to help raise such a significant sum for St Peter’s.

“The concert was a wonderful collaboration between many people who all gave their time to help support the charity whilst also having an enjoyable evening.”

St Peter’s community fundraiser Jo Plummer said: “The concert was fabulous with a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere on the evening.

“A huge thank-you to all the singers and musicians and to the supportive audience who helped us raise such a massive amount for the hospice. Without the support of the local community we wouldn’t be able to continue helping those in Bristol with lifelimiting illnesses.”


June 2015