THE WHO LEAD A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE TO RAISE ESSENTIAL FUNDS FOR MUSIC THERAPY CHARITY NORDOFF ROBBINS
The legendary Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will carry out an acoustic set for Nordoff Robbins on Tuesday 13 December at St Luke’s Church in London
Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music remedy charity, is delighted to announce that legendary rock band The Who shall be main its annual Christmas carol service. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will delight the viewers with an acoustic set. The magical night of conventional Christmas carols, famous person performances and festive readings from a number of celebrities will happen at 7pm on Tuesday 13 December within the beautiful setting of St Luke’s Church, Chelsea.
The Who, thought of one of the vital influential rock bands of the twentieth century, have bought over 100 million data worldwide, and are long-standing supporters of Nordoff Robbins. The band received the charity’s first ever Silver Clef Award again in 1976 and once more in 2005 for the music award ceremony’s thirtieth anniversary. Since 1976, the Silver Clef Awards have raised almost £12 million for Nordoff Robbins and honoured a number of the biggest names in music.
Sponsored by Hipgnosis Songs, the star-studded occasion will elevate cash for the charity, serving to it to proceed to interrupt down limitations via the ability of music, creating area for a number of the UK’s most weak individuals to specific themselves and discover connection in society.
The Nordoff Robbins Carol Service showcases a glistening line up with international famous person headliners The Who offering an unforgettable expertise within the church’s intimate and exquisite setting. Different gifted artists, from classical stars to up and coming younger expertise, will assist the music giants, but to be introduced. The night will even characteristic a number of celebrities* giving festive readings. Earlier performers on the service embody Sir Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers and Robbie Williams.
Tickets can be found from nordoff-robbins.org.uk/carols, priced at £55 and donations are inspired all through the particular festive night. Mince pies, mulled wine and quite a lot of singing are included within the ticket value, and a few of Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists will even be performing exterior the church to entertain the viewers and lift extra funds.
Cash raised will assist Nordoff Robbins’ devoted music therapists to assist those that want it most to expertise the ability of music remedy, typically the one manner some individuals can expertise actual connection and the means to speak.
Nordoff Robbins’ educated music therapists work with youngsters and adults with excessive life challenges, together with accidents, disabilities and terminal sickness. In 2021, Nordoff Robbins music therapists reached 8,713 people all year long, holding 35,500 remedy classes. The charity additionally labored with 318 companion organisations comparable to colleges, care houses and hospices to supply a lot wanted music remedy.
Roger Daltrey: “What Nordoff Robbins does with music makes such a constructive change to individuals’s lives – which is why we’re supporting them at this very particular Christmas service. Music is our shared language and is extremely highly effective, and music remedy can reconnect individuals who could in any other case really feel remoted or disconnected from the world – whether or not a teenager with autism, an individual residing with dementia, or any individual rebuilding their lives after an accident.”
Pete Townshend: “For some time I need to admit I didn’t actually perceive what Roger and I may be anticipated to do at a Carol Live performance. However I now perceive that our presence and assist is extra useful than whether or not I can nonetheless handle a descant on ‘Angels We Have Heard On Excessive’.
The Who household have been supporters of Nordoff-Robbins’ work for the reason that starting when our supervisor Invoice Curbishley first hooked us up for charity occasions within the UK and USA. I had accomplished analysis on the early work of music remedy when writing Tommy again in 1967, and continued to analysis and find out about the way it works, when it really works, and accepting that it does in reality typically – typically – work miracles.
Very glad to assist out.”
Sandra Schembri, CEO of Nordoff Robbins: “Music and the festive season go hand in hand, and right here at Nordoff Robbins, individuals and music are on the coronary heart of the whole lot we do. Due to the cash raised via this glorious annual live performance, we are able to ship music remedy to extra purchasers throughout the UK, together with a number of the most weak individuals in society. We consider that music is a superpower. Think about if music was the one manner you had been capable of talk. Now think about a world with no music – it’s unthinkable. Music can supply individuals true inclusion and belonging, and entry to it have to be a human proper.
That’s why we’re so grateful to The Who, their supervisor Invoice Curbishley and all of the artists concerned, and to our sponsor, Merck Mercuriadis and his Hipgnosis Songs, who’re serving to us to have a good time the festive season with an unbelievable alternative to affix such a shining line up of stars in a spectacular setting.”
Nordoff Robbins Music Remedy is delighted to have Hipgnosis Songs as a sponsor for the third 12 months. Hipgnosis Songs is the primary UK funding firm providing traders a pure-play publicity to songs and related musical mental property rights. Its focus is constructing a diversified portfolio, buying catalogues which might be constructed round confirmed hit songs of cultural significance by a number of the most gifted and essential songwriters globally.
About Nordoff Robbins Music Remedy Charity (www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk)
Because the UK’s largest music remedy charity, Nordoff Robbins stands for music and believes within the worth of music for all individuals in society. Specifically, it makes use of the ability of music to complement the lives of individuals affected by life-limiting bodily and psychological sickness, disabilities or emotions of isolation. The charity gives a variety of various classes for youngsters and adults of all ages in its centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland – from specialised one-to-one music remedy to shared classes for teams of various sizes and codecs. Nordoff Robbins works in partnership with over 280 organisations to carry music remedy to as many weak individuals who may benefit from it as potential. These embody colleges, care houses, hospices, hospitals, psychological well being companies and mind damage items.
Music Remedy is a recognised well being and therapeutic intervention. Therapists are extremely expert musicians and are educated to an distinctive normal. They work with individuals to have interaction their very own distinctive musicality, to assist their improvement, restoration, well being, potential and wellbeing. It’s significantly impactful for these residing with vital challenges. Coaching within the Nordoff Robbins’ strategy to music remedy formally started in 1974 and is now delivered beneath Goldsmith’s College and is registered with the Well being & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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