Beat the winter blues with a rousing choir and orchestra performance

Released on January 5, 2018

The Oxfordshire County Youth Big Band and Didcot Community Gospel Choir are both aiming to beat post-Christmas blues with a concert on 20 January to help a local homeless charity. 

The cheerful charity concert is being organised by Councillor Jeannette Matelot, Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council, and will be raising money for Homeless Oxfordshire – a charity that helps people to find accommodation and supports their welfare. 

Taking place at Cornerstone in Didcot, the first half of the evening will be a performance by the Oxfordshire County Youth Big Band.  Formed over 40 years ago, the band has grown into three progressive big bands and three smaller jazz groups.  The bands play a range of big band style music ranging from early Count Basie to more modern chart tunes.  

Didcot Community Gospel Choir will be performing during the second half.  The choir is up to 100 members and celebrating its 10th year in 2018. 

Councillor Jeannette Matelot, who has already raised over £700 for Homeless Oxfordshire, said, “I’m excited to hear the orchestra and the choir, both brilliant gifted groups.  Please come along to help raise money for those most in need of support and accommodation during the cold winter months.” 

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 20 January with tickets available from Cornerstone box office on 01235 515444 or online via  Prices are £15 per person and concessions £13.50.