The Catholic Association for Racial Justice's Circle of Voices Gospel Choir from St Hugh's and St Clare's Primary Schools in Picton will perform at The Brain Charity's 'Carols by Candlelight' Christmas concert at Liverpool's parish church of St Nicholas (Chapel Street, L2 8TZ) from 6.30pm on Friday 16 December.
The 70-strong Circle of Voices choir will be singing with the newly formed Brain Charity Choir as well as the Immaculate Singers from Our Lady Immaculate Church in Everton. They have prepared a wonderful evening of favourite carols, Christmas readings and festive treats. Entrance is free although donations are welcome and it will be possible to buy Christmas crafts made by The Brain Craft Club.
The gospel choir contains 70 seven to ten-year-olds from a wide range of countries in eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Ireland and Liverpool. This is the second successive year they will have performed at St Nicholas's. In the summer they sang at the Anglican Cathedral.
The Immaculate Singers are providing seasonal carols and general musical accompaniment. They are led by choirmaster Nick and include Brain Charity staff member Moira. Meanwhile, this will be the first public performance by The Brain Charity Choir who – under their volunteer choirmistress Georgina-Anne Parker, a music student at Liverpool Hope – have been in existence since June.
The aim of the evening, apart from enjoyment, is to understand Christmas time and its message about the importance of community, hospitality, family and friendship, working together, encouragement and good deeds from a variety of perspectives.