- Words Notion Staff
The stars gathered for Nordoff Robbins' annual Christmas Carol Service this week, which will be available for streaming, hosted by Nile Rodgers and featuring Rod Stewart, this Sunday.
An impressive array of celebrities congregated on Tuesday night at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea for the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins’ annual Christmas Concert, aimed to raise money for the charity’s goal of using music to help those suffering from mental illness and loneliness.
The event was headlined by Sir Rod Stewart performing some of his greatest hits, alongside Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May and saxophonist Jess Gilliam. A handful of famous actors from stage and screen also performed readings of festive poetry and prose, including Clarke Peters (The Wire) and Alice Eve (Iron Fist).
For those who weren’t able to make it in person, the concert will be made available for streaming from 7pm this Sunday, including several extra performances just for the stream. The Stars Come Out to Sing at Christmas 2021, hosted by Nile Rodgers and featuring Shakira, Tony Bennett and more alongside the performances from Tuesday’s concert. It’ll be available at carols.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.
On the event, Sir Rod Stewart stated,
Christmas is a special time and I’m thrilled to be sharing the seasonal joy in person at this year’s Nordoff Robbins Carol Service. Everyone can thrive through the power of music and that’s why Nordoff Robbins’ work is so important to me. Every music therapy session at Nordoff Robbins is unique because every person is unique. The charity’s trained music therapists understand that music evokes different reactions and responses in people who may not otherwise be able to connect with the world – and for many, can simply be life changing. I’m looking forward to treating fans to a festive night like no other – and asking you to give what you can to ensure this important work continues.
Nordoff Robbins is open for donations throughout this festive season to support its therapeutic mission to use the joy of music to help communication and tackle isolation.
Fans can access at 7pm GMT on Sunday 19th December via carols.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.