Come All Ye Faithful to port’s Christmas carol charity concert

December 5, 2016

You’re invited to hit the festive high notes - and help those who have spent their lives on the high seas - at Thursday’s Southampton Port Christmas Carol Concert.

The fundraising evening of Christmas music and readings will benefit three local maritime charities - Sailors’ Society, The Mission to Seafarers and the Apostleship of the Sea.

Organised by ABP Southampton and Sailors’ Society, there will be musical performances by the Sing Now choir and Southampton Youth Brass Band at the event, on Thursday 8 December, at 7pm.

Presented by BBC Radio Solent’s David Adcock, the family-friendly carol concert will be held at Ocean Terminal in the Eastern Docks. There is plenty of free parking at the terminal, accessed via dock gate 4, and refreshments will be served.

Alastair Welch, director at ABP Southampton, said: “We’re inviting the whole community to the port this Christmas as we support three excellent maritime charities. We hope this festive evening will spread goodwill and cheer to those who take part and to those who benefit from the proceeds.”

Chris Tuck, public engagement manager at the Southampton-based Sailors’ Society, said “We are hugely thankful to ABP for supporting and hosting the port carol concert, which promises to be an uplifting and fun evening for the people of Southampton and all those who work at Southampton port.

“As we reflect this Christmas, it’s right to also remember those working at sea and the sacrifices they make. Many of them will be away from their families and friends over Christmas working so that they can have all the toys, the presents and the food that we all enjoy at this festive time.”

It’s not too late to buy tickets - they cost just £5 and are available in advance from Roger Stone on 07963 345618, or John Attenborough on 07774 328595, or from Sailors’ Society on 02380 515950.