12 Choirs of Christmas

‘What a great place to bring two generations together at Christmas time’ Community Choir Member

In response to increased reports of loneliness and isolation in the elder community and as part of our commitment to promoting mental health and wellbeing each year we team up primary school choirs and over 60s community groups to create 12 intergenerational choirs.

Each newly formed choir works with a musical director for two rehearsals before joining us in our foyer to perform a selection of carols and festive songs to a live audience across December. Teachers and Group Leaders also have the opportunity to attend an additional musical training session to support their professional development.

Concerts are free to attend and open to all.

‘My favourite part was when everyone clapped because it made me feel proud. Also meeting new people from the community group and working together as a team’ Primary School Participant, 12 Choirs of Christmas 2019

‘Working with the children was delightful. The performance at The Old Vic was moving’  Community Group Participant, 12 Choirs of Christmas 2019

Applications are currently closed and will open in Autumn 2020, to register your interest or for any questions please contact us at education@oldvictheatre.com 

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