BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2015, Angus Benton will perform music from the upcoming NSPCC appeal album ‘Homeward Bound’ (released 20 December) at NSPCC’s Childline ‘Merry Little Christmas’ Carol Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, 7PM, 13th December 2016.
BBC YCotY Winner Angus Benton commented:
“I’ve been so lucky to find my voice through singing. I also have family and friends who care about me, listen to me and help me. But I know that for too many children, Childline is the only place they can turn to.
With money raised from these concerts and this recording, I hope the NSPCC can help children in need everywhere to find their own voices and find happiness.”
Performing for the first time at the NSPCC Christmas service, Angus Benton will sing works from the NSPCC Childline appeal CD ‘Homeward Bound’, accompanied by internationally acclaimed composer and producer Malcolm Archer.
Angus Benton is joined by acclaimed tenor Russell Watson and West End’s Daniel Koel (Jean Valjean – Les Miserables), performing traditional carols. The service, fundraising for NSPCC’s Childline will also include much-loved Christmas readings by HRH Countess of Wessex, James Norton, Martin Freeman, Natalie Dormer, Julia Donaldson, and Fiona Phillips.
NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless comments:
“Angus’ support will help us to protect even more children from abuse and neglect. I am delighted that hear Angus has chosen to donate part of his album proceeds to help children who are supported by the NSPCC—a remarkable act of selflessness. On behalf of everyone at the NSPCC and the children whose lives he will help, I thank him wholeheartedly.”
Proceeds of the service are going to support NSPCC’s crucial Childline service (which is appealing for help) in this its 30th year of helping children.
Tickets are available from the NSPCC via Ticketmaster starting from £32 including exclusive Lindt gifts. There are a limited number of VIP tables available direct from NSPCC.
NSPCC appeal album CD ‘Homeward Bound’
Winner of the BBC’s Young Chorister of the Year competition 2015, English treble Angus Benton will debut music from the NSPCC appeal CD ‘Homeward Bound’ ahead of its official launch at the NSPCC’s Winchester Christmas Carol service, on 20 December at 7.30pm.
The album ‘Homeward Bound’ was recorded at Winchester College, where Angus sings as a Quirister. The album includes an original composition and arrangements by composer Malcolm Archer and is produced by Adrian Green and released online and in stores by Convivium Records on 20 December 2016, with proceeds to the NSPCC Childline.
Angus Benton will officially launch ‘Homeward Bound’ headlining NPSCC’s ‘A Winchester Christmas’ at Winchester College Chapel 20 December 2016 at 7.30PM. He will also perform ‘Walking in the Air’ from the Snowman at St Martin-in-the-Fields, 23 December 2016 at 4PM
Copies of the NSPCC charity appeal CD ‘Homeward Bound’ by Angus Benton will also be available at the services on 13 and 20 December.
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