Charities and Testimonials
As a local group committed to helping local causes, the Harmonium Singers have a long-standing tradition of donating as much money as possible to local charities from funds raised through our performances. Charities we’ve helped in the past include the Andover Crisis & Support Centre, Andover Stroke Club, Andover Food Bank, Bridge that Gap, Testway Transform and Andover Young Carers. Most recently in 2018 we raised £1423 for Combat Stress at a concert commemorating the end of World War One. Similarly in 2014 we raised £1500 for military charities at just one concert, and last Christmas we raised £1406 for Andover Crisis & Support Centre.
Charles Stephens, Churchwarden, St Mary's Church, Amport (April 2018)
"Thank you for choosing the Centre to benefit from your stunning Carol Concert at St Mary's.... Your donation will make a huge difference to our work and the services we can continue to offer." Elaine Oates, Senior Project Worker, Andover Crisis & Support Centre (January 2018)
"We were overwhelmed by the donation (£2150) from the Harmonium Singers. It is a fantastic amount and a reflection of their beautiful performance." Jenny Lelean, Community Manager, Andover Foodbank (Andover Advertiser, 17 February 2017)
On behalf of St. Mary’s Church we are very grateful to the Harmonium Singers who, as well as putting on a great concert, were generously able to contribute this substantial amount (£1250) to our ongoing appeal. The church is a wonderful setting for community events such as this, and we are determined to keep it thriving at the heart of Andover.” Canon John Harkin, St. Mary’s Church, Andover (July 2015)
"Many thanks for a superb concert in our village school hall. We had a wonderful evening and in the process raised some £1200 for our church."
Gordon Howard, Churchwarden, St Mary's Church, Abbotts Ann (May 2014)
"A wonderful evening of music and readings. Magical."
Cllr Zilliah Brooks, Mayor of Test Valley (Dec 2011)
"The music and readings were thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and it was good to see how much you all enjoyed performing."
Edythe Morgan, St George’s, Oakdale (August 2011)
"A wonderful performance of sacred music. I am still receiving appreciative comments about the concert and you will always be welcome to perform for us again." Brenda Duncan, Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth (April 2012)