Rod Stewart performing at St Luke's Church for Nordoff Robbins

Over £200,000 raised from our 2021 Carol Concerts

Stars of stage and screen came together to raise a total of over £200,000 at our annual Christmas Carol Concerts, held in person last week at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea, London and streamed online on Sunday 19th December. 

Funds raised from our much-loved annual events will enable Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists to continue to use the power of music to enrich the lives of children and adults in the UK affected by life-limiting physical and mental illness, disabilities or feelings of isolation. 

‘The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas 2021’ – the special streamed online concert, proudly supported by Hipgnosis Songs, is still available to view until midday on January 4th for free here. We encourage you to donate whilst enjoying a fun-filled concert hosted by the legendary Nile Rodgers, headlined by Sir Rod Stewart, with Imelda May and Jess Gillam who all performed at St Luke’s Church –  and featuring a star-studded line up from around the world including Shakira, Eurythmics Songbook featuring David A. Stewart with special guest Beverley Knight, Lindsey Buckingham, Enrique Iglesias and Nile Rodgers & CHIC, as well as performances from last year’s award-winning show, including Neil Young and Robbie Williams.

Music fans can access the concert via  carols.nordoff-robbins.org.uk, up until 4 January.

This year for the first time, we created a British Sign Language stream that will be available from Tuesday 21st and a full visual and audio transcript, so the deaf and hard of hearing community can also enjoy this exclusive concert. The stream will be available on Nordoff Robbins’ YouTube channel (in partnership with YouTube, along with their kind donation) so you can watch the stream up until 4 January.

Nordoff Robbins believes in the value of music for all people in society. Our trained music therapists work with children and adults affected by life limiting illnesses such as dementia, learning disabilities including Autism, physical disability and mental health issues. In 2020, despite the pandemic, Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists helped the lives of 5,782 individuals throughout the year and the we aim to increase this number in 2022. 

We were delighted to have Hipgnosis Songs as a funding partner for the second year. A massive thank you to Merck Mercuriadis and his team for their continued time and support. 

The online concert was supported by London Stock Exchange through streaming on its Issuer Services Spark . Spark is a digital platform that enables London Stock Exchange clients and partners to distribute a range of digital and thought leadership content.

In addition, we would like to thank OpenExchange’s continued donation of their world class production team and video technology for the online delivery of the virtual concert.

Watch Online now until 4 january

Photo by: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Clarke Peters at Nordoff Robbins Carol Service