• Midsummer

    open air Concert

    7.30 Saturday 22nd June 2019

    at 49 Melville Avenue, CR2 7HZ

  • About us

    Midsummer Open Air Concert

    A group of young people were inspired to spend a couple of weeks of their summer holiday in Moldova. Their mission was to help run holiday camps for children and support churches in the rural areas. Fundraising initiatives were considered and the decision was made to hold a concert so that the teams of young people could take a gift for the Moldovan churches.

    Since 2008, there have been 10 concerts and more than £35,000 has been donated.


    Christian Family Concern


    Christian Family Concern is a small charity based in South Croydon, which seeks to
    support families through our three areas of work: Accommodation and housing
    support for young mothers, a day nursery and a counselling service. The work of the
    charity began in 1893 with one Christian woman’s vision to help women support their
    children and the work has progressed to what we do today.
    Birdhurst Day Nursery welcomes children from all backgrounds and provides them
    with a safe, caring and stimulating environment to enable them to learn and grow.
    The counselling service utilises the skills and experience of three Christian
    counsellors to provide one to one counselling to people from all backgrounds.
    The housing support work is at the heart of the charity and currently we are able to
    accommodate 20 young mothers and their children who might otherwise have no
    home. Many come to us having been sofa surfing with friends, are care leavers and
    come from chaotic family backgrounds. The work seeks to provide the young
    mothers with a safe place to live and offers them support with independent living
    skills and parenting skills in order to move them on to live independently.
    Many of the young mothers return to education and later into employment, several
    young women have gone on to university gaining degrees that have taken them into
    careers. For some of them the biggest achievement is being a parent to their
    children and caring for them without support of professionals when they had not
    experienced positive parenting themselves.
    We extended our accommodation earlier this year when four new self- contained
    units were created and on completion promptly filled with mothers and their children.
    We are planning to convert one further accommodation unit this year in previous
    office space we are currently appealing for donations towards the cost of converting
    this space and to furnish it ready for another young mother to be blessed. We
    always have a waiting list!
    Please visit our website for further information.


  • Programme



    Harriet Smith and Tim Warren



    In The Mood

    Dream a Little Dream of Me


    Edmund Sinclair

    Allegretto Grazioso by Kleine Blumen


    Amy Jordan

    Ave Maria


    Bel and Alex

    I Am Yours by Jason Mraz


    Joey Rosewier

    The Trap - Ron Goodwin


    Ben Prior

    Prelude No.1 in C major by Bach


    Mark Riches

    Accompanied by Simon Smith

    Montagne Sainte-Genevieve


    Ben Prior

    Bach Prelude No.1 in C major


    Jan King

    Two tales of King John



    Mason's Apron

    The Keel Row

    Hut on Staffin Island


    .................................... Interval .....................................


    The Imposters

    Stop Draggin my Heart Around—Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty

    Whatya Want from Me—Adam Lambert



    Someone Like You

    Tim Spargo Mabbs

    The Listeners by Walter de la Mare

    God's Grandeur - Gerard Manley Hopkins,

    Envoi - P HB Lyon


    Lucie Stranack and Hannah Keresey

    Hey Soul Sister - by Train

    Stay, Stay, Stay - by Taylor Swift


    Jocelyn Coates

    Accompanied by Hilary Cameron

    Four Shakespeare Songs opus 31 by Korngold


    Ben Jones

    On and On

    No one Said to Nothing


    The Waterfools.

    Country Road - Denver

    All My Hope is in Jesus - Crowder

    This Train is Bound for Glory - Cash


  • Frequently asked questions

    Do I need a ticket?

    No you don't need a ticket. Just turn up, but be prepared to make a donation during the interval.

    What if it rains?

    Check the weather forecast and come prepared. The concert will not be cancelled because of rain, so bring a raincoat and umbrella if it looks like rain.

    Can I make a donation, even if I can't come to the concert?

    Yes. Make cheques payable to Christian Family Concern.

    If you would like to donate on-line go to




    Yes, these are in the corner of the garden opposite the stage.

    What is the money going to be used for?

    The team at Christian Family Concern are creating a new bed-sit flat so that they will be able to accommodate another young mother and her baby. Our donations will enable them to complete the work.

  • Contact

    For more information about the concert or about

    Christian Family Concern, please fill in this form.

    49 Melville Avenue, CR2 7HZ