The Gentlemen of St John’s, Cambridge

In Chelsea on September 28th at 7.30 pm, in aid of The Phoenix Burns Project, South Africa.

In Chelsea on September 28th at 7.30 pm

In aid of The Phoenix Burns Project, South Africa

The extraordinarily talented Gentlemen of St John’s College have kindly agreed to perform a concert in aid of our chosen charity this year, The Phoenix Burns Project, at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square SW1W 9AL ( on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at 7.30 pm.

The Gentlemen of St John’s ( comprises the Choral Scholars of the world-renowned, Gramophone award-winning choir of St John’s College, University of Cambridge, and they have enjoyed an impressively busy schedule of concerts and recordings for over thirty-five years.  Aged between eighteen and twenty-three, The Gents sing in ‘A capella’, performing and recording sacred and secular music as well as many of their own arrangements of folksongs and close harmony versions of contemporary pop music and classic jazz stachorndards.  Last Christmas the Gents released a new CD, A Gentle Christmas, covering repertoire from Mouton to Wham! – a mix which has proved very popular! They will be singing a selection of contemporary and classical pieces throughout the evening and their concerts are always great fun!

James McDonald (whose son, Basil is one of the gentlemen) and I are also, along with several others, cycling 450 kilometres across South Africa in late October and simultaneously my wife Carolyn is leading a trek over a similarly challenging distance to raise funds for the vital work of this charity. The Phoenix Burns Project is a fantastic charity and works to reduce the long-term suffering of badly burnt or scalded children mainly through paraffin created, accidental fires and other burns and scalds created by, candles and hot water- all too common for children in the impoverished townships of South Africa. (

We would be delighted if you would join us for this special evening. We are asking for a minimum donation of £25 for each ticket. There will be refreshments in the concert interval and a Reception afterwards when South African wines and canapés will be served. The church is five minutes’ walk from Victoria Station.  This promises to be a lovely evening and I hope very much that you and friends will be able to come and support.  Tickets/sponsorship can be arranged using the sponsorship/order form below.

If you cannot come to the concert but would like to sponsor our cycle ride or hike then please visit Just Giving (referencing your name) or use the attached order form to send a donation.

Many thanks in advance

Mike Cripps