We have 2 ticket to the concert of your choice, including champagne reception, to give away to one lucky reader for a wonderful experience – the first open air concert series at the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners. Enjoy fantastic live music in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea – either Rufus Wainwright (Friday 12 June) or Alison Moyet (Sunday 14 June), complete with early access and a champagne and canape reception.
This is the first time that a concert series has been staged at this very special venue, with the shows themselves taking place in a fully seated auditorium in the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s central courtyard. The Hospital was founded by King Charles II in 1682 and is home to the Chelsea Pensioners, 300 ex-Army servicemen and women.
Major General David McDowall CBE, Lieutenant Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming music fans into the Royal Hospital Chelsea this summer, especially those who have not visited this historical home before.
“A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will go towards funding the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, as well as the ongoing maintenance of the Grade I listed site. All who manage to get tickets are guaranteed to experience a very special evening.”
Friday 12 June sees Rufus Wainwright perform. Rufus has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, working in the world of Opera as well as collaborating with artists such as Robbie Williams, Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson.
Sunday 14 June concert will feature Alison Moyet. Alison returned to her electro roots when she released her eighth solo album ‘the minutes’ to critical acclaim in 2013, followed by the live album ‘minutes & seconds’ in 2014. This gig will place ‘the minutes’ centre stage and focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue.
For your chance to win, e-mail ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ putting ‘Live at Chelsea’ in the subject line. In the body of the email, please note your full name, mobile number and postal address. Closing date for entries will be Sunday, 19th April. The winner will be drawn at random and notified on Monday 20th April.
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