What’s On November 2019

As Christmas approaches, we thought we would let you know about a few events and concerts that are on over the next few months and which are all likely to be very popular.

The Rosemary Foundation Christmas Fayre

On Saturday November 30th The Rosemary Foundation’s Christmas Fayre will take place between 10:00-12:30 at The Petersfield School. With craft stalls, cake stall, jigsaws, raffle, tombola and refreshments there will be something for everyone. Once again there will be seasonal music from Petersfield Ukulele Band.

Charity Bazaar at Liphook Village Hall

Saturday December 7th Charity Bazaar 10:00-1:00 at Liphook Village Hall. Raising funds for The Rosemary Foundation and Liphook Day Centre, there will be craft, Christmas gift and cake stalls, jigsaws, tombola and refreshments. Seasonal music from the Liphook based choir, Love to Sing.

the gemini consort’s Christmas Concert

Saturday December 7th the Gemini consort’s Christmas concert 7:30pm at St Peter’s Church, Petersfield.

The now all-female choir of 11 singers will perform works from the 14th century to the present day, which will include familiar carols such as Sussex Carol and In dulci jubilo. The choral pieces, vocal solos and duets will be interspersed with music for recorder, flute, trumpet and piano. Admission to the concert is free and the retiring collection will be given to The Rosemary Foundation.

The Magic of Christmas concert


Saturday, 14th December 7.30 pm at Bedales School 

Now in its 6th sensational year, The Magic of Christmas charity concert promises a sparkling line up of the best of Christmas music, alongside songs from the stage and big screen performed by the 50 strong Emsworth Concert Band conducted by Band Sergeant Andy Hall, Piano, Vocal and Academic Instructor at the Royal Marines School of Music.

Talented baritone George Gissing is also taking time off a busy schedule with the Band of HM Royal Marines for a special guest performance. George has appeared internationally, including the Royal Albert Hall, Leeds Castle Classical Spectacular, Basel Christmas Tattoo and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Concert-goers will enjoy an eclectic feast of music from John Williams film scores to The Lion King and The Incredibles, plus traditional favourites such as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ narrated by Piers Burton-Page who spent over thirty years working at the BBC, mostly producing and presenting classical concerts. These days Piers lives in the South Downs and continues as a freelance producer and speaker on music.

The event is at Bedales School’s Quad Theatre on Saturday 14 December at 7.30pm in aid of three local beneficiaries – Petersfield Mayor’s chosen charity for the year, The Rosemary Foundation ‘Hospice at Home’ charity, Home-Start Butser – helping families in crisis, and the fund for the rebuilding of Nyewood’s Village Hall – a much-missed ‘hub’ for this community.

Tickets are available at £12.50 (£15 on the door) including an interval drink, from One Tree Books in Lavant Street, Petersfield, on-line from www.eventbrite.com or call Jo Bennett – 01730 821026.

Come and celebrate the magic of Christmas with this seasonal treat for all the family. 

Christmas Cards on sale at 35 Lavant Street

The Rosemary Foundation’s 2019 Christmas Cards are on sale now at 35 Lavant Street or online here https://www.rosemary-foundation.org.uk/christmas-cards/. This link will also take you to images of the cards we have available this year.

The net proceeds from the sale of cards bought directly from The Rosemary Foundation go towards the delivery of our Hospice at Home service – as they do from all fundraising activities mentioned in this newsletter.


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