26th Jun, 2022

Guide Dogs Christmas concert at Coventry Cathedral to feature festive stars

Felix Nobes 4th Dec, 2018

GUIDE Dogs will hold its inaugural Christmas concert at Coventry Cathedral, hosted by seasonal favourite Aled Jones.

The charity’s Christmas Wishes concert is set for Monday, December 17 and will feature special celebrity performances.

Attendants will be treated to performances of well-loved carols and a chance to meet Guide Dogs and puppies in training.

And there will also be talks from people living with sight loss.

The charity hopes the event will get people in the Christmas spirit while raising awareness of the life-changing work it does.

Performances will include TV’s The Voice UK winner Andrea Begley; Classical Brit Award nominees Classical Reflection; West End Star Daniel Boys, Europe’s finest female acappella quintet the Black Voices and Coronation Street’s Wendi Peters.

Inspirational Guide Dog Owner of the Year 2018 winner Maggie Moore will also be speaking.

Aled Jones is a Welsh singer famed for his rendition of ‘Walking in the Air’ from the movie, The Snowman.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to hosting Guide Dogs’ first ever Christmas Wishes Concert in the wonderful surroundings of Coventry Cathedral.

“It’s going to be a great night and I hope you’ll be able to join me.”

Debbie Pitts, a Guide Dogs’ volunteer who runs the Ledbury and Malvern fundraising group, will be singing at the concert, as part of a Guide Dogs’ volunteer choir.

Debbie said: “I am really excited to be able to take part in the concert at Coventry Cathedral. It is going to be a great experience singing in an amazing building and I am looking forward to seeing Aled Jones too.”

Doors open at 6.30pm with the concert starting at 7pm. Tickets start at £10 (plus booking fee), you can book yours through Ticketmaster using the following link: www.guidedogs.org.uk/christmasconcert

All proceeds from the concert will support the charity’s life changing services ensuring people with sight loss do not miss out on life.

Support community journalism by making a contribution

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source of news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Support Us

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.