The UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, will be holding their virtual Christmas charity service The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas on December 15.
Hosted by Nile Rodgers, the event taking place in aid of the charity will feature a star-studded line-up that includes OneRepublic, Florence Welch, Simple Minds, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, and more.
“Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy is a charity close to my heart as I’ve witnessed the power of music firsthand,” says Rodgers. “I’ve seen how music connects with people all over the world in a way that nothing else can so when I heard that Nordoff Robbins were taking their annual carol service online, I jumped at the chance to host the event and to bring along some of my closest musical friends to help spread some Christmas cheer.”
Our annual Christmas concert looks a little different in 2020, but we’re so excited that it’ll be streamed globally! Hosted by the amazing @nilerodgers with performances from some of our incredible artist friends, join us on 15 Dec: https://t.co/zRj99u7vOF #SingforNordoffRobbins pic.twitter.com/fG4vZvVQqZ
— Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy (@NordoffRobbins1) November 16, 2020
In addition to musical performances, guests will partake in readings and festive message broadcasts. Performances for the event will be streamed directly from artists’ homes and Abbey Road Studios with choir performances filmed at St. Luke’s Church in London.
The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas will be streaming globally from the charity’s official website free of charge, although viewers are encouraged to donate to Nordoff Robbins.
“I know how hard this year has been for everyone, in particular charities. Because of the pandemic, Nordoff Robbins is expecting to lose much of their fundraising income,” says Rodgers. “This means they are able to helpless people, including children with autism who rely on music therapy for a sense of connection or those affected by life-limiting illnesses or disability – even though their services are needed now more than ever.”
The event’s lineup also features Sir Cliff Richard, Kaiser Chiefs, Rebecca Ferguson, Jack Savoretti, Freya Ridings, and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.
Visit the official Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy site for more details.