Kidasha, the UK-registered charity that that supports severely disadvantaged children living in chronic poverty in Nepal, has partnered with the Brandenburg Festival of London Autumn Choral Series.
The charity is selling tickets for a performance of Haydn’s The Creation by candlelight by the Brandenburg Sinfonia orchestra and the Chapel Choirs of Emmanuel and Queens’ Colleges Cambridge. Haydn’s Creation by candlelight will be the first concert of the finale of Brandenburg’s Choral Festival of London Autumn Season 2016. Featuring some of the Haydn’s finest late music, this is a true gem in the choral repertoire, filled with everything from exquisite solo arias to rousing choruses. The recital takes place at 7.00 pm on Thursday 17 November at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ and tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Janice Miller, CEO of Kidasha, said: “We’re delighted to partner with the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London Autumn Series. The recital of Haydn’s The Creation is a unique opportunity for lovers of choral music to enjoy a wonderful concert and, at the same time, help support disadvantaged children in Nepal. We look forward to welcoming supporters of Kidasha’s work to this event on 17 November.”
Money raised by Kidasha from the evening will help the charity support more children living in crisis in Nepal to escape ever increasing situations of exploitation and abuse and break out of chronic poverty.
How to purchase tickets
The recital takes place at 7.00 pm on Thursday 17 November at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ.
Tickets for Haydn’s The Creation by candlelight are priced at £18.00 plus booking fee. Buy tickets online from Eventbrite.
Kidasha wants to enable socially and economically excluded children to fulfil their potential by improving their wellbeing, supporting their development and reducing the impact of discrimination and social injustice. Its staff in the UK and Nepal work with local partners to build quality projects with lasting effects for children and families at grassroots level.
In 2015, Kidasha:
- helped 2760 children receive the basics such as protection, shelter and healthcare
- removed 269 children from the streets, labour or exploitative situations in Pokhara – almost half of them were reintegrated with their families
- worked with 576 families in situations of chronic poverty within Pokhara
- guided 6600 pregnant women and their born babies through safer and healthier pregnancies and deliveries
For more information about Kidasha and its work, visit www.kidasha.org.
About The Brandenburg Choral Festival
The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London allows amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues. It is London’s biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral. It brings together choirs and vocal ensembles of all shapes and sizes from every musical background – classical and jazz, a cappella or accompanied, gospel, male voice, choral scholars, community choirs, and much more. Throughout its Spring and Autumn Series, Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety. Centred around St. Martin-in-the-Fields, venues for its concerts include St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Temple Church, Corpus Christi Maiden Lane, Royal Courts of Justice, National Portrait Gallery, St James’s Sussex Gardens and many more.
The Chapel Choirs of Queens’ College and Emmanuel College have sung together at events ranging from joint evensongs to a sold-out performance of Mozart’s Requiem in St. Martin-in-the-Fields April 2016 with the Brandenburg Sinfonia.
Find out more about Brandenburg.