Choir Begin Busy Winter with Stand Up To Cancer Performance

Almost a year since their now legendary Christmas No1 ‘A Bridge Over You’, the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir remain in high demand.

Forthcoming live dates include a performance on Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer this Friday (21 October), where the choir will be filmed live on national television.  Caroline Harbord, Senior Physiotherapist in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, has been with the choir since it was formed and commented:

“Our mission as a choir is to celebrate the NHS through our love of music, and we are all thrilled to be taking part in ‘Stand up to Cancer’ to raise awareness of Cancer Research’s important work. It has personal resonance for me, as I was diagnosed with advanced Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, over 10 years ago. I received treatment from the wonderful haematology & chemotherapy teams at University Hospital Lewisham and have been in remission for 10 years now. I realise how important fundraising is for developing new treatments for cancer, so I am delighted to be taking part in the Telethon for Cancer Research UK.”

Caroline Smith, Caroline Smith, choir coordinator and Children’s Physiotherapist, added: “It has been an incredible year, with highlights such as performing at the FA Cup Final,  being the opening act on the main stage at Glasonbury, and recording our debut album.  We have been truly humbled by the support we have received from the public and would like to let people know how grateful we are.”

Later this month, the choir will also be performing at a memorial concert for Dr Kate Granger, the consultant geriatrician celebrated for introducing the ‘Hello My Name Is’ initiative to healthcare. Other performance include a Carols with the Stars show at the Royal Albert Hall and a special Christmas Concert at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich:

Contact: If you wish to have interviews with any members of the choir or would like photographs, please contact, 020 8333 3297.


21.10.16 Channel 4 Stand Up to Cancer
29.10.16 Kate Granger Memorial Concert, Leeds
11.11.16 Beacons of Hope Awards, Lymphoma association 30th anniversary, House of Commons
24.11.16 FabNHS stuff awards, Indigo at the O2
06.12.16 Carols with the Stars in conjunction with Bloodwise, Royal Albert Hall
10.12.16 Christmas Concert, Greenwich, Cutty Sark
14.12.16 Tree of Hope, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich