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Carol concert for Charitable Trust

The Worshipful Company of Actuaries has held its annual carol service at St. Lawrence Jewry for many years, but last Christmas switched to the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, with joint hosts the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. St. Bartholomew is a magnificent building, and is the oldest surviving church in the City of London, dating from the year 1123.

Over 200 people attended the concert, mostly actuaries and their guests. They were marvellously entertained by the Canticum Choir and joined in heartily when invited. The choir sang a wide range of seasonal songs, from traditional carols to Palestrina and Rutter, and were truly inspirational.

After the concert, mince pies and wine were served. Tickets to the concert were sold in aid of charity, with the additional generosity of sponsors Barnett Waddingham, CMS Cameron McKenna, Lazard Asset Management and SCOR, who covered a significant proportion of the costs of holding the event. £4,000 will be paid to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust via the Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust.

Review by Martin Miles