This November, Quintessentially Foundation and The Crown Estate will host the annual Fayre of St James charity Christmas concert, in association with Quaglino’s. Taking place on Thursday 27th November, this magical concert will be hosted amongst the beautiful setting of St James’s Church – welcoming 500 Londoners, VIPs and St James’s residents for an evening of carols, live performances, festive readings and Christmas cheer.
Taking centre stage will be some of the UK’s leading celebrity performers – British Superstar Leona Lewis will be singing live as well as singer songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.
Guests will also enjoy award winning Jazz artists The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, internationally acclaimed classical choir Voces8 as well as a special performance from The Rays of Sunshine Children’s choir. Two time Academy Award Winner, Emma Thompson will be delivering a reading during the concert with more VIP attendees to be confirmed.
Following the concert, guests will be invited to enjoy the switch on of the Jermyn Street Christmas lights, before moving onto the soon to be re-launched Mayfair restaurant, Quaglino’s, for a lavish Christmas celebration. Throughout the evening attendees will be treated to sumptuous canapés, live entertainment and a series of bespoke Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve cocktails.
On-site at the party will be a luxury gold photobooth, exclusively designed by leading portrait photographer, Rankin.Guests will be invited to enjoy the photobooth, share their images,and enter into a competition to find Johnnie Walker Gold Label’s next Rising Star. The evening will also feature a silent auction and guests will be able to interact and bid on a range of money-can’t-buy experiences using the finest Samsung technology.
Jermyn Street: Quintessentially Foundation and The Crown Estate announce the third annual ‘Fayre of St James’ in Association with Quaglino’s
This year’s Fayre of St James committee includes a host of VIPs and London movers-and-shakers including; Stephen Fry, Sophie Dahl, Lady Ella Windsor and Tom Parker-Bowles. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Rays of Sunshine, the UK charity committed to granting wishes for seriously and terminally ill children between the ages of three and eighteen.
Ben Elliot, Chairman of Quintessentially Foundation says: “We are thrilled to announce our third annual Fayre of St James Christmas concert, this year in partnership with The Crown Estate. 2013’s Christmas concert was a huge success and we hope to make this year’s event even bigger and better with an aim to raise over £200,000 for Rays of Sunshine.”
James Cooksey, Head of St James’s Portfolio at The Crown Estate said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor The Fayre of St James – an event which helps raise the profile of St James’s, with its rich architectural and cultural heritage. St James’s Church is a wonderful setting and we are proud to be a part of an event which supports Rays of Sunshine, a charity that makes a real difference to young children who are contending with serious illnesses.”
Jean-Baptiste Requiem, Senior General Manager at Quaglino’s said: “Located in the heart of St James’s, Quaglino’s is renowned for its cultural heritage, built up over the last 85 years. What better way to celebrate the next generation of the restaurant than supporting The Fayre of St James, an event that not only raises the profile of the area but gives back to our next generation of people through Rays of Sunshine.”
The Fayre of St James is available to members of the public, with general tickets priced at £130 per person and VIP tickets priced at £500 per person. Tickets will be available to purchase from Wednesday 17th September 2014.