Carols in the City
- Date: 4 December 18
- Location: St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN
We’re delighted to host Carols in the City at the beautiful church of St Stephen Walbrook, in the heart of the City of London on Tuesday 4th December 2018. Kindly supported by M&G Investments.
Celebrate the beginning of the festive season and help create a future everyone can see.
Join us and guest speaker Philip Mould OBE, co-host of the BBC’s Fake or Fortune? at this magical evening that will put you in the festive spirit. There will be a fantastic array of popular carols, performances by the wonderful Medici Choir, and festive readings for all the family to enjoy. Following the concert, we will host a drinks reception with mince pies in the church.
It’s the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family at this festive time and support pioneering eye research.Book your tickets
Alternatively please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7264 3919.
St Stephen Walbrook - an exquisite piece of Wren architecture
Based in the City, just along from Mansion House, this is one of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpieces. Rich in heritage and immaculately restored, it has a stunning dome which was Wren’s original design before St Paul’s.
Philip Mould OBE
Philip Mould OBE, patron of Fight for Sight, is a renowned hunter of lost paintings, dubbed the ‘Art Sleuth’ by journalists for a string of notable art discoveries. Author of two books on art discovery Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters and Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures. Sleuth gave rise to the hit BBC1 show Fake or Fortune? Now in its sixth series, and co-presented with Fiona Bruce, it has become one of the most successful art programmes in recent history.
Medici Choir was established in 1951 to perform during the Festival of Britain. Known then as the 'United Hospitals Festival Choir', most choir members at the time had some kind of connection with hospitals in central London. This special connection to medicine continues today. Our very own Chris Hammond, Chair of Fight for Sight’s Grant Assessment Panel, Frost Professor of Ophthalmology at King's College London, and a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital in London, is a chorister.
They are regularly invited to sing at private commercial events and weddings - and have taken part in festivals in Paris and Prague. The choir most recently sang in Alaró in Mallorca, in May 2015.