Dartmouth Apprentice – South Devon’s only training restaurant for the long-term unemployed – will play host to a festive concert on Thursday, December 16 – which will raise funds for three deserving causes.
The Carols by Candlelight concert will raise funds for Dartmouth Caring, the Dart Lifeboat and the Apprentice programme at the restaurant itself.
Singing in the converted St Barnabas Church will be the Dartmouth Academy Junior Choir, led by the head of numeracy and maths at the new educational hub, Sarah Mules. The young choir will then be followed by Concordia, a choir brought together by ex-Dartmouth GP and Dart Lifeboat press officer John Fenton.
John has brought together some of the finest singers in the South West to create Concordia, and said he was delighted to be performing at the converted church.
“It’s great to bring so many great singers together for good causes,” he said. “We have been practising some Italian carols as well, because the Dartmouth Apprentice has always had an Italian theme.”
There will be a fundraising raffle and other little events to help bring in funds for Dartmouth Caring, a charity which looks out for vulnerable adults in the Dartmouth community, and the apprentice programme at the Dartmouth Apprentice, where currently ten apprentices are being trained in Kitchen, front of house, administration and even on maintenance and garden work on our dedicated allotment.
Dartmouth Apprentice marketing and general manager Nina Stanesby told the Devon Week: “We are so lucky to have two amazing choirs coming along to provide some beautiful festive music for us. After our recent successful Opera ‘Charmed Night’ we know how good these choirs are going to sound – it is going to be a magical and delightful evening, perfect to get you into the festive sprit. Come along and join us and raise some funds for three great causes.”
The performances will begin at 7pm and doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 and mince pies and nibbles will be available. All are welcome.