Charity Concert in Aid of Kidney Research UK: Making Every Kidney Count

TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2015 at 7.00 pm.
Holy Trinity Church, South Kensington London SW7 2BA.

Following the successful 2013 Charity Concert at the above venue, we have again organized an original and entertaining evening in London on October 20, 2015 in support of Kidney Research UK.

The concert will feature the URBAN VOICES COLLECTIVE,  a contemporary soulful  choir,  on this occasion formed as a 15 piece collection of singers especially for the Kidney Research Charity Concert on 20th October,  was founded in 2006 by Karl Willett with the aim of bringing together some of the strongest and most adaptable vocal talent in London. The edgy visual style, outstanding vocals and contemporary flair that make this choir so different have made Urban Voices Collective the choir of choice for high impact events.

In the 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES Urban Voices Collective was the official choir for the closing ceremony supporting such artists as Take That; George Michael and The Who. The choir was also honoured to perform their own gospel arrangement of the National Anthem for Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

Urban Voices Collective performed at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, the Royal Variety Performance and for BAFTA Awards, (2013, 2015).

The choir was proud to be chosen to perform at both opening and closing ceremonies of the INVICTUS GAMES; and this year performed at the VE DAY CELEBRATIONS in Horse Guards Parade.

The choir also supported Paloma Faith for the electrifying LATE NIGHT PROMS at the Royal Albert Hall, close to Holy Trinity Church where they will be appearing on October 20th.

Urban Voices Collective performed with Sir Tim Rice at the BMI Awards, and at his request for his celebration “Tim Rice: A Life in Song” at the Royal Festival Hall.

The programme at Holy Trinity Church on October 20th will include contemporary classics such as Never Walk Alone, performed at the VE Day Concert with Alfie Boe;  Run I Will Wait (see their version on YouTube);  You Are Beautiful;  U Raise Me Up, and Never Tear us Apart, performed at the 2013 BAFTAS with Paloma Faith.

As well as traditional pieces such as Amazing Grace and Halleluja.

And, in honour of the Rugby World Cup, the iconic Swing Low Sweet Chariot, and the choir’s own gospel version of the National Anthem as performed at the 2012 Olympics. The programme is subject to change without notice.

The concert will last around 90 minutes including interval and tickets are priced at £25 each which will include a glass of wine on arrival (doors open at 6.15pm) and there will be a cash bar at the interval.

“Making EVERY Kidney Count” appeal

Kidney Research UK is the largest charity dedicated to funding research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease. The money raised goes directly into research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure to help over three million people in the UK at risk of chronic kidney disease.

Kidney Research UK is working hard to ensure that one day people’s lives will be free from kidney disease. Thanks to the help from the charity’s supporters, it has achieved significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and patient care of those affected.

But much more needs to be done. The number of people diagnosed with kidney disease has increased significantly over recent years. Kidney Research UK’s work, which relies almost wholly on donations from the general public, becomes more essential than ever.

That’s why it has set up the ‘Making EVERY Kidney Count’ appeal to accelerate ground-breaking research into improv­ing kidney transplantation. The aim is to raise an additional £3 million over the next three years to fund research pro­grammes that will increase the number of kidneys available for transplant and ensure that transplanted kidneys last longer. Kidney Research UK is the only charity to make this pledge and their expertise means they can select the best research special­ists, working in the top institutes in the UK to speed up the pace of innovation.

Around 6,000 people, that’s about 90% of the total organ waiting list are waiting for a kidney. Yet, less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year, and 350 people die whilst waiting for a kidney they can’t get. That’s one person every day of the year.

If you cannot come to the concert but nonetheless wish to make a donation to the appeal please log on to:

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See you in London.