Yuletide, Comfort & Joy 2022

15 Aug 2022

St Andrew’s Club invites you to our sparkling Christmas fundraising event, from 7.00-9.30 pm on Thursday 8 December 2022. Yuletide, Comfort and Joy is a festive celebration of music and inspired readings to support our work of enriching young lives in Westminster. It is a chance for us to celebrate our 156-year history with the Club’s wonderful supporters. 

After two fallow years brought about by the pandemic, we are delighted that this year’s Yuletide celebration will be held at the majestic Wellington Hotel, Vincent Square, London SW1, courtesy of our partners at the Blue Orchid Hotel Group.  


Royal Academy of Music brass quintet performing
at the 2019 Yuletide, Comfort & Joy

Supporters enjoying the Yuletide, Comfort & Joy 2019 Elaine Delmar reading
at the 2019 Yuletide, Comfort & Joy


Those who have attended our previous Yuletide events will know what magical evenings theyare. Orchestrated by our generous supporters, John and Glynis Billett, of revered music management company JBGB Events, there will be two musical acts performing on the night. The London Vocal Project is one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal ensembles; the 24-strong choir specialises in a huge breadth of genres, from jazz to gospel and groove. And Jazz At The Movies, a quintet of all-star jazz musicians, has entertained jazz audiences for several years in major venues across the country; indeed, its series of swinging Christmas concerts has continuously sold out at Ronnie Scott’s. These musicians will perform many familiar and traditional Christmas melodies in their distinctive, dazzling and compelling styles. The music will be interspersed with a number of inspirational readings from the writings of Frank Horne, Lennie James, The Dalai Lama, Michael Morpurgo and more, delivered by singer and songwriter James Sayer; Carol Chell, former British children's televisionpresenter and TV executive; and Dolph van Eden, illustrator.  A special reading of Christmas Can Be Difficult For Deaf Children will be co-presented by Nicola and Lucy Gibson.  


Jazz At The Movies The London Vocal Project The Wellington Hotel. Our venue for the evening.


For a taste of what’s in store, please visit the links below: 

London Vocal Project: https://youtu.be/YUdWsbH4wcI  

Jazz at the Movies: https://youtu.be/vIhM_kYER10  

And this link shows a video montage of our last Yuletide Comfort and Joy concert in 2019: https://youtu.be/ZHK_MgAIL34 
Tickets are priced at just £45, to include this sensational evening of festive entertainment as well as a reception with complimentary drinks and finger food, generously provided by the Blue Orchid Hotel Group.  

Tickets are issued on behalf of St Andrew’s Club by JBGB Events, the costs of which are generously funded by John and Glynis Billett, allowing St Andrew’s Club to benefit from the full ticket price. JBGB Events will securely transfer the name and email address of the ticket purchaser to St Andrew’s Club to be in direct contact prior to the event. As we anticipate this will be a hugely popular event and places are limited, we would urge you to book now using the link below for online tickets.


We look forward to embracing the festive season with you at Yuletide, Comfort and Joy.