The Afasic Christmas Concert 2021

Join us for the biennial Afasic Christmas Concert on the evening of Friday 10th December at the Sir Christopher Wren designed church of St Andrew, Holborn Circus, London.

We are delighted that the wonderful Sir Derek Jacobi, international star of stage and screen, has agreed to do a reading; we will have a Chamber Choir to provide the music throughout the evening; and a number of young people with communication difficulties will be participating.

Don’t miss out on what will be a wonderful evening of song, laughter and celebration. You can book your tickets now online here, or call us on 020 7490 9410 (Tuesday – Thursday 9am-5pm) to benefit from the early bird discount!

Doors will open at 6.00pm and the concert will begin promptly at 7.00pm, finishing at approximately 8.30pm.

Come along and get into the Christmas spirit early! We look forward to seeing you there.

Our previous concert in 2019: 

Afasic held a special Christmas Concert on 5th December 2019, helping all those attending to get into the festive spirit early.  We were delighted that our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester was able to join us and although the three young adults leading the concert were extra nervous to be doing a ‘Royal Command Performance’ they did a brilliant job.

The very wonderful Sir Derek Jacobi entertained us with a reading of ‘The Boy Actor’ by Noel Coward and, not to be outdone, two pupils from Moor House School & College, Oliver Campbell and Samuel Harper did a great job with their readings. Music for the evening was provided by the Concordia Chamber Choir, conducted by Dr Andrew Storey, along with the brilliant Jos Attenborough-Jones on piano.

We were also very pleased to have the signing choir from Moor House School & College taking part and they were great!  And our thanks also goes to the organist for the evening Marcus Wibberley. The evening was led by three young people who have benefited from the work of Afasic, Damian Quinn, Kelly White, and Justin Butcher – and what a brilliant job they did! There was lots of laughter and applause throughout the night with tremendous performances by everyone involved.

We are very grateful to all the team at St Andrew for hosting our concert once more, all our volunteers on the night and especially our volunteer photographer Greg Keeling. There were over 200 people at the event and everyone seemed to have a very enjoyable time. Photographs from the event can be viewed here.