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Maggie’s ‘Carols in the Kitchen’ will also feature festive performances from Eric Whitacre, soprano Ellie Laugharne, baritone Roderick Williams OBE, and legendary singer Lulu.
Cancer support charity, Maggie’s, is inviting us to stay warm and cosy in our homes this Christmas, and attend a star-studded Christmas carol singalong from the comfort of our kitchens.
A streamed Christmas event for all the family, Maggie’s ‘Carols in the Kitchen’ will be hosted by Fiona Bruce, and will also feature actors Stanley Tucci, Dominic West and James Norton, and comedian Sue Perkins, all giving illuminating readings.
And great baritone Roderick Williams OBE will be performing, as well as choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, the brilliant soprano Ellie Laugharne, and singer Lulu.
The charity’s president, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, will also deliver a reading as part of the event.
Grammy-winning composer @EricWhitacre will perform at our virtual carol concert 'Carols in the Kitchen' on Sun13 Dec! Eric will also take part in an exclusive Q&A hosted by @XanderArmstrong from 5.30pm. Sign up for free at 👉👉 https://t.co/xwAmB7exJ3 #carolsinthekitchen pic.twitter.com/RH7ZONcKQg— Maggie's Centres (@MaggiesCentres) November 21, 2020
The streamed concert will feature the premiere of a brand new choral piece from Eric Whitacre – written specially for Maggie’s – and our very own Alexander Armstrong will host a bonus live Q&A with Whitacre at 5.15pm, before the carol concert starts at 6pm. As well as being streamed online on 13 December, ‘Carols in the Kitchen’ will be broadcast in full on The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet on Wednesday 23 December.
The online event, supported by Clipfine, Sir Robert McAlpine, Ruddy and William Hare Group, is also offering the chance to enter a prize draw and win some great prizes – including a Lowden Sheeran guitar, signed by Ed himself, and a luxury mulled wine case, more details here.
Maggie’s is a cancer support charity founded in Edinburgh in 1996 by Maggie Keswick Jencks after her own experience of cancer. It now has centres across the UK and abroad.
‘Carols in the Kitchen’ streams online at 6pm GMT on Sunday 13 December. The concert will be broadcast in full on Classic FM at 8pm on Wednesday 23 December. Click here to find out more, reserve your free ticket, or buy prize draw entry.