Tickets go on sale today at 10am for Winchester Cathedral’s Celebratory Christmas Concert featuring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
Tennant and Colman, W1A actor Hugh Bonneville and acclaimed actor Timothy West CBE have all been confirmed as readers at the event along with a musical performance from renowned soprano, Clare Rutter.
The event is also expected to contain a variety of festive and magical performances with contributors from Hampshire musical groups to include Winchester Cathedral Girl Choristers. More musical and theatrical content will be finalised over the summer.
The concert which takes place at Winchester Cathedral on December 7th will not only be a glittering, festive and uplifting event but will be a joint fundraiser for both The Murray Parish Trust and Breast Cancer Haven.
The Murray Parish Trust was founded by David Tennant’s friend and co-star Sarah Parish and her husband James Murray in memory of their late daughter, Ella-Jayne. The Trust helps to support the work of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Southampton. Sarah Parish says. “We are so lucky to have such big names supporting this event and we will be doing everything we can to ensure that this will be a night to remember to raise as much funds as possible for these two incredible local charities.
Breast Cancer Haven is the UK’s only national charity that specialises in offering a free programme of personalised specialist help and support to anyone affected by breast cancer. Sally Taylor, BBC South Today presenter and chair of The Breast Cancer Haven Development Board says, “Once again, we are extremely grateful for this generous support from our high profile friends. We are delighted to be working closely with The Murray Parish Trust to deliver something very special for Winchester Cathedral this year.”