Tonight’s surprise performer:

Viva Voce

Viva Voce singing at the Baptist Church 9 Dec 2023
Audience at Viva Voce performance at Baptist Church for CLAC 2023

The 9th window of the Advent Calendar was opened this evening in the beautiful setting of Christchurch Baptist Church. Viva Voce Choir were the surprise performers and what a lovely surprise it was.

They treated us to a mixture of Christmas songs and jingles and had the audience singing along to some classic Christmas Carols.

Viva Voce singing at the Baptist Church 9 Dec 2023
Audience watching the Viva Voce Choir
Prama Life receiving their cheque from CLAC Principal Sponsor The Primrose Trust

PramaLife were the charity and they were presented with a cheque for £500 from their evening Sponsors, Kelvin and Pippa Medley-Jones from The Primrose Trust. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Raising money for:


PramaLife have developed 60+ Clubs, Groups and Activities for Older People across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset. As well as providing unique services for people living with Dementia and their family Carers.

Our aim is to help older people in Dorset to create links with the local community through our range of community services including pop-in, special interest and dementia clubs. We support and enable people to maintain their dignity and choose how they live as they age. We offer catered support to local Carers who are seeking advice and possibly signposting.

Thank you to tonight’s Venue:

The Baptist Church

Baptist Church, Bargates, Christchurch

We’d like you to feel totally welcome at Christchurch Baptist Church (CBC).  We don’t mind who you are, what you’ve done or what you’re like.  We’re just glad you’ve decided to join us.  Our prayer is that you will be honoured, inspired and engaged when you join any of our church activities.

Kindly sponsored by:

The Primrose Trust

The Primrose Trust logo
Refreshments provided by 

M&S Christchurch

More about Viva Voce

Viva Voce is an award-winning choir formed in 2016, under the direction of ‘the boss’ Jean Chambers with pianist Mary Potter. Our members come from all walks of life and share a common purpose.

We just love to sing! Our weekly rehearsals are a mixture of fun, laughter and heart-lifting harmonies. 

We perform an eclectic range of songs – from pop to classical – and share our love of music throughout the community, supporting local charities, bringing cheer to folk in hospital and
competing in music festivals. 

In fact, we are available for hire for any occasion!
If you enjoy humming along to your favourite songs? Would you like to take your singing a step further by joining a choir? Even if you’re unsure that your voice is up to the challenge come along and spend a few evenings with us, enjoy a cup of tea and some cake, chat with our friendly team and discover if you want to take that next step.

Viva Voce Choir from Poole
Viva Voce choir logo