Fundraising Events

December 02 2019

carol concert at st. marylebone parish church

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We would love you to join us at St. Marylebone Parish Church on Monday 2nd December to celebrate the start of the festive season in support of Horatio’s Garden. 

This special concert will begin at 6:30pm and will be introduced by celebrity presenter and actor Mel Giedroyc, who is a patron of Horatio’s Garden London.

It will also feature beautiful music from Irish classical soprano Margaret Keys and moving readings from a variety of unmissable guest speakers, including actors Tony Gardner and Jemma Redgrave. 

Musician and Reader Biographies

Tony is an actor. He qualified as a doctor from Guy’s Hospital in 1987 and started performing comedy soon after with Phil Hammond in the award-winning medical comedy duo Struck Off and Die.

His television credits include Last Tango in Halifax, Lead Balloon, My Parents are Aliens, Fresh Meat, Bluestone 42 and The Thick of It.

Margaret is a chart topping and award winning Classical soprano from Northern Ireland. She has performed extensively throughout the world and has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras and performers.

She made her debut in New York’s Carnegie Hall in December 2016 and has also performed at the annual Royal Christmas Carol Concert at St James’ Palace, London in the presence of members of the Royal family. Her highly anticipated new album ‘The Gift of Music’ was released in the summer of 2018. The album topped the UK Classical Charts.

With a history stretching back nearly 900 years, St. Marylebone Parish Church is a truly remarkable place with an incredible atmosphere. Today it continues to be recognised for its considerable civic, cultural and economic contribution to the local community, just as it has been for generations.  

Coincidentally, the parish is also home to The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Bolsover Street, the sister establishment to the site at Stanmore where our fifth Horatio’s Garden will soon be being brought to life in 2020. 

With this in mind, there really is no better way for you to start your seasonal celebrations! 

The concert will last for approximately one hour and afterwards all those who attend will have the chance to enjoy a delicious mince pie and festive glass of fizz. Both are included in the price of your ticket, which costs £25. There is a reduced price of £15 for under 30s and wheelchair users. 

To purchase your tickets, please click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button at the top of this page. 

The event is also your opportunity to gather together with your family and friends, so in that spirit we’ve put together a list of highly recommended Marylebone restaurants so that you can make an evening of the occasion.

Chiltern Firehouse – 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA9 minute walk 

Chiltern Firehouse celebrates contemporary, ingredient-focused cooking, with an underlying American accent. 

Pachamama Marylebone – 18 Thayer Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3JY10 minute walk 

Pachamama is a peruvian-inspired bar & restaurant. 

Fischer’s – 50 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HN – 3 minute walk 

Fischer’s is an informal neighbourhood restaurant and café with a classic Viennese menu 

The Ivy Café Marylebone – 96 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QA – 10 minute walk 

All-day cafe-style dining from The Ivy with a casual air & Modern European menu of familiar dishes. 

Trishna – 15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG – 9 minute walk 

Trishna delivers a contemporary taste of south west Indian coastal cuisine. 

Clarette – 44 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 7HS – 9 minute walk 

Clarette is a chic, refined and stylish restaurant & wine bar featuring French dishes with a twist 

Orrery – 55 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5RB – 2 minute walk 

Orrery’s Head Chef Igor Tymchyshyn demonstrates his Michelin-starred pedigree with a contemporary approach to classic French cuisine. 

108 Brasserie – 108 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QE – 9 minute walk 

108 Brasserie’s dining area offers brasserie-style dining with Modern British dishes. 


For more information about St. Marylebone Parish Church, please click HERE. 

*NB: Programme and participants are subject to change.

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