Choirs come together for concert to raise money for homeless

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Community choirs from Havant, Waterlooville and Portsmouth will unite for a charity concert in Portsmouth to raise money for the homeless.

World of Music Education Limited (WoMEd), which is a local company that delivers affordable musical tuition, is staging the Christmas charity choral concert for the public.

‘It’s also the time of year where the community in Portsmouth should come together and support those that are going through difficulties.’

Natalie Earwaker, a tutor at WoMEd

The concert is being held on Monday, December 14 at 7.30pm at Portsmouth’s Anglican cathedral.

The event will see community choirs come together to perform in aid of the Crasswell Street-based
EC Roberts Centre – a charity which helps people overcome reasons that lead them into homelessness.

The money raised will help support families in and around the area by offering housing, childcare support, contact support and interventions.

Natalie Earwaker, a tutor at WoMEd, said: ‘Putting together a charity concert is something we have done for a number of years now.

‘It is an opportunity for the choirs we work with to participate in a performance and showcase their talent.’

She added: ‘We chose to raise funds for the Roberts Centre because we were impressed with the approach the charity takes in supporting the people they work with.’

The community choirs involved are Leigh Park Community singers, Cosham Community Choir and Gospel Road Choir in Waterlooville.

The concert will include many Christmas songs as well as popular and traditional melodies.

‘The event is aimed at anyone who would like to kick off their Christmas celebrations with some music,’ said Miss Earwaker.

‘It’s also the time of year where the community in Portsmouth should come together and support those that are going through difficulties.’

Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions.

Visit womed.co.uk or call 07794764537 to book a ticket.