Musicians to come together for Christmas performance at Delapre Abbey

The event will be raising money for Northampton Charity The Lowdown.

By David Jackson
Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 8:50 am
Organiser Tommy Gardner at Delapre Abbey
Organiser Tommy Gardner at Delapre Abbey

Some of Northampton’s best-known musicians and performance groups are coming together for a special fundraising Christmas concert which will be broadcast live from Delapre Abbey.

Christmas At The Abbey has been organised by musician and producer Tommy Garner and will take place on Sunday, December 20.

The concert will be broadcast on the large screens which have recently been installed in Northampton’s Abington Street as well as via Facebook Live.

There will be performances by Billy Lockett, That Joe Payne, Ella McCready, Maddox Jones, the Northampton Male Voice Choir, Deeanne Dexeter, Celeste Charles, Jenna H, Philclarkful and Beth Parker.

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    Mr Gardner said: “I am excited for this fantastic Christmas celebration at the beautiful Delapre Abbey.

    “We have an amazing line-up of guests, this will be the perfect way to finish a challenging year while supporting a fantastic local charity, The Lowdown.”

    Christmas At The Abbey will be livestreamed on The Lowdown’s Facebook page.

    The charity provides support services for children and young adults living in the county.

    The event will also feature Christmas messages from the likes of presenter Jonathan Ross and England rugby legend Ben Cohen – with more set to be announced.

    People will be able to have their own Christmas messages displayed on the screen throughout the concert.

    The Lowdown’s fundraising and marketing manager Sophie Turner said: “We’re very pleased to be supported by Christmas At The Abbey and all donations raised allow us to support even more young people with their mental health.

    “This year has affected so many of us in so many ways and young people are no exception to this, they have faced some of the toughest changes and challenges they have ever known and we have received record breaking referral numbers as a result.

    “The lowdown are incredibly grateful for all the donations and support from the community that we receive and we encourage you to donate what you can to not only support the work that we do but also to support the fantastic acts performing in this concert.”

    Next Sunday’s performance will be from 7.30pm.

    Northampton mayor, Cllr Brian Sargeant and mayoress Ray Kelly-Sargeant will also be delivering a special festive message to during the show.

    Messages can be sent in by visiting www.justgiving.com/ChristmasAtTheAbbey where you can make a donation to The Lowdown and leave your message.