Festive evening of music and mince pies

A special evening of Christmas music is planned in St. Aldhem’s Church, Branksome on Saturday 10 December. In aid of the Brendoncare Foundation, the concert will feature an array of exciting musical talent and a festive soundtrack.

Salvacosta, an exceptional vocal group and former category finalist of the national Choir Of The Year competition, and children’s choir Dynamix Minis will be performing along with the Magna Sinfonia orchestra. Guests will enjoy an evening of light Christmas music including the Nutcracker Suite, Troika, A Christmas Overture and much more.

The concert has been organised by local resident Rod Fletcher, who volunteers with Brendoncare. The charity runs over 85 clubs for older people across Dorset and Hampshire. These provide fun and friendship, the chance to meet new people and enjoy a range of activities. Loneliness among the older generation is a real challenge, with over one million older people saying that they always or often feel lonely. Brendoncare’s clubs help to tackle the issues of loneliness and social isolation. Club member, Mary said “I would be completely lost without the club. Socially, as I live on my own, it gets me out at least once a week.”

Alongside the enchanting music, guests will also be able to enjoy mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine. There will also be the chance to win a number of exciting prizes kindly donated by organisations and individuals, including Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa and Specsavers.

St. Aldhem’s Church is also celebrating its ‘Shining Branches Christmas Tree Festival’ with over 60 trees on display. Each will be decorated by members of the parish or by companies, groups and schools throughout the area, providing a truly festive backdrop to the event.

​The concert is taking place on Saturday 10 December at 7.30pm at St. Aldhem’s Church, Branksome, Poole, BH13 6BT. Tickets costs £9 each and are available from Rod Fletcher by telephoning 01202 571485 or 07836 288033.

More information about Brendoncare Clubs can be found here or by telephoning 01962 852133.

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