The Story of Christmas 2013 Event:
Tuesday 17 December 2013

The Thirty-Sixth Presentation of The Story of Christmas took place on Tuesday 17 December 2013 at St George’s Hanover Square, Mayfair, and The Dorchester, Park Lane. The event raised over £380,000 to support eight charitable projects - each of which are capital projects benefitting either the homeless or disadvantaged children in the London area. The event was attended by over 600 generous donors, who celebrated a Christmas service of nine lessons and carols, followed by a spectacular champagne reception and charity auction. Festive music was performed by the Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, the Band and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards and the magnificent soprano Gwawr Edwards. Yuletide readings and poems were recited by a cast of celebrated names including Charles Dance OBE, Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, Ian Hislop, Martin Jarvis OBE, Aled Jones MBE, Miles Jupp, John Sessions, Emma Watson, June Whitfield CBE and Penelope Wilton OBE.

Images of the 2013 event are viewable here.

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The Lord Mayor of Westminster and her consort with The Story of Christmas’s Board of Trustees, the Chairman, Derek Penfold, and the Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Marc Corbett-Weaver at The Dorchester on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Video clips from The Story of Christmas's 2013 event, filmed by the Estates Gazette

The Story of Christmas


Founded in 1978, The Story of Christmas is a concert that takes place each year at St George's Hanover Square in Mayfair, followed by a glittering champagne reception and charity auction. The Event is organised as a special celebration of the festive season. It raises funds to support charitable projects that benefit homeless people and disadvantaged children in and around London. The Story of Christmas is supported by private and corporate benefactors, together with famous faces from the worlds of stage and screen who perform live. It is a private Event, tickets to which are offered by invitation.

The next event takes place on Wednesday 17 December 2014.
For further information, please contact Marc Corbett-Weaver, The Story of Christmas's Artistic Director
& Chief Executive by emailing: info@socappeal.com

The Story of Christmas: 20 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1JY
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The Story of Christmas is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England: 7837956
Registered Charity Number: 1145066