Meningitis Now staff member Andy Hopkinson

Join Meningitis Now for a Christmas concert

Andy Hopkinson | 1st December 2021

It’s back! We’re again holding our annual Christmas Celebration Concert at Gloucester Cathedral on Thursday (2 December) - and everyone is invited

Meningitis Now's 2021 Christmas Celebration concert

If you’re unable to join us in person this year you can still take part in the event by watching it live on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

The musical celebration is one of the most popular events in our calendar, offering traditional Christmas carols and festive musical entertainment in a wonderful and moving setting. 

Last year’s event was unable to go ahead because of the pandemic, although we did stream a guest-free event from the cathedral. But this year the doors will be open to all-comers, so why not come along and join us on the evening?

Happy to join together again

“We are so happy to be able to join together again at Gloucester Cathedral following such a challenging time, to reflect on our loved ones and enjoy some little ‘pockets of joy'”, said organiser Sophia Lanciano, our Fundraising Officer.

This year’s event sees performances from Gloucester Gangshow, Highnam Academy, Rock Choir and Danceworks Cheltenham. The evening will be compered by Dominic Cotter from BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Sophia added: ”Our Christmas concerts are warm and inspiring occasions in a beautiful setting and a wonderful way to get into the mood for the festive season.

“You don’t need to have had an experience of meningitis or be a supporter of the charity – everybody is welcome to come along.”

Christmas tree with ribbons

The cathedral will also feature a Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of white ribbons, each one in remembrance of a loved one lost to meningitis.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £8 for side aisle seats and £12 in the nave and if you haven’t got yours already you can pay at the door on the night.

All proceeds from the concert help to fund preventative research, raise awareness and support those affected by the disease through Meningitis Now’s unique range of services.

If you’re unable to get to Gloucester on Thursday you can watch this year’s concert live on our YouTube and Facebook channels. 

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