Archive for December 2016

Croydon Circle Chirstmas Gatering

christmas-gathering-2The Christmas Gathering, the week before Christmas, was a wonderful family afternoon of fun with everyone taking part in one way or another.

Organised by Stephen and Mary Piper, the afternoon included carol singing, mulled wine, refreshments and some Christmas readings.

The afternoon nearly didn’t happen when everyone turned up at the church hall at St. Gertrudes      to find that the hall had been double booked and a children’s party was in full swing.

Alternative arrangements were quickly made to move the event to the church hall at St. Columba’s in Selsdon where the afternoon got off to a quick start.

Several members of Shirley Singers who are members of the Croydon Circle and their wives combined with others to form a choir for the afternoon.

A great start to the Christmas season with lots of Christmas jumpers on display.


Alzheimer’s Carol Concert

A party of Croydon Catenians and wives attended the Annual London Christmas Carol Concert organised by the Alzheimer’s Society in December 2016.

They joined over 650 Alzheimer’s Society supporters at Southwark Cathedral for a special evening of musical performances from London’s leading chamber choir, Vasari Singers and their very own Croydon Singing for the Brain group.

The evening was hosted by TV presenter, Richard Madeley with festive readings from comedian Hugh Dennis, Judy Finnigan and Lesley Sharp. In addition, Society Ambassador, Lorraine Brown gave an inspirational speech about living with early onset dementia.

The concert was a huge success raising £26,000.