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Jay Cee Big Band stream Christmas Concert Live from Blackfriars Priory


Jay Cee Big Band

Gloucester Guildhall present The Jay Cee Big Band’s Christmas Concert live from Blackfriars Priory on Tuesday 22nd December at 8pm.
 
The concert will feature Big Band performances of festive favourites and will be streamed live from Blackfriars Priory on the Guildhall’s website and facebook page.  
 
Viewers can expect exciting arrangements of everything from Santa Claus Is Coming To Town to a swinging version of Hark The Herald Angels Sing, entitled Yo Hark! Those Angels Swing. 
 
Born in the 1960’s by then bandleader John Chamberlain, the Jay Cee Big Band has been performing their unique takes on Big Band music for 60 years. Most recently bandleader Paul Arthurs and Baritone Saxophonist Graham Ross teamed up to record Lockdown compositions, and post their own livestreams.  
 
Hosted in the magnificent North Range of the 13th century Blackfriars Priory, with its towering scissor-braced ceiling, this magical performance will be available to everyone to watch with no need for a ticket. Instead viewers will be invited to donate to our chosen charity.
 
Jim Lockey, Programmer at Gloucester Guildhall said “We are extremely excited to host this special concert from the beautiful Blackfriars Priory. We hope it goes some way to thank our customers for their incredible support during a very challenging year, bringing a little Christmas magic into their homes and raising some money for an extremely valuable cause”  
 
Viewers can see the concert by visiting the Guildhall’s website www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk or facebook page www.facebook.com/gloucesterguildhall The performance goes live on Tuesday 22 December at 8pm.
 
Donations from this event will be in aid of Winston’s Wish, helping to support bereaved children, young people and their families.  
 
Winston’s Wish is one of two chosen charities supported by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Gloucester Kate Haigh, and Sheriff & Deputy Mayor of Gloucester Janet Lugg throughout 2020.   

Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity. They have supported bereaved children and young people since 1992 and continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK.
 


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