18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
Stream Carols for the City throughout the festive season
On Tuesday 8 December we were delighted to be part of a very special event. Led by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and The VOCES8 Foundation Carols for the City was the City of London’s first joint Christmas Carol Service.
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell, welcomed over 1400 people from the City and beyond to celebrate the festive season with him and a distinguished line up of readers led by HRH Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex KG, KCVO and Dame Mary Berry DBE.
Featuring seven lessons and traditional carols sung by the internationally renowned and city-based vocal ensemble VOCES8, sister group Apollo5 and local school students, the service was part pre recorded and part live streamed Church of St Anne & St Agnes, Gresham Street.
It was all in aid of four exceptional charities (The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity, The VOCES8 Foundation, and The Friends of the City Churches) who represent the soul of the City.
The streamed service is now available online until 15 January. You can buy a ticket for just £5, and watch until January 15. You can also make additional donations, which would be very welcomed.
We would like to extend a warm thank you to all those involved in organising the event, sponsor London Wall Partners and all our corporate supporters.