The Silver Jubilee Concert for Westminster Lourdes took place at Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington, on Friday 21 November. The concert was in aid of the Westminster Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place next year from Sunday 26 July to Saturday 1 August.
The UCLU Music Society, conducted by Charles Peebles, performed pieces by Franz Schubert and James McMillan. The highlight of the evening came when the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus joined together to perform Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E Flat Minor D950.
Bishop John Sherrington attended the concert and thanked all those that had supported the concert and made it possible. He reminded us of the value of the pilgrimage for all who attend: ‘For those who come to walk with the malades, it is often they who are served and receive far more than they give. For the malades it is a time of being with the Lord and knowing the assistance of Our Blessed Lady who asks her Son to help them.’
The funds raised in support of the Pilgrimage will enable the neediest in our diocese to experience Lourdes in our care.
The concert has raised £6,000 for the pilgrimage so far, but it is still possible to make a donation by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org