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“Christopher Robin is saying his Prayers” sang a small Joan Bosworth at Kettering Eisteddfod.  From a very young age until a month before she passed away in June last year, Joan Carnell sang; her life was immersed in music and through that she touched hundreds of people’s lives both as a performer and teacher.  Hers was a pure, God-given voice that rang through the concert halls and churches of Northamptonshire and beyond.

On Sunday 23rd June at 7pm, there will be a concert at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, NN15 6PB,to celebrate Joan’s life, through the music she loved to listen to, and to perform.  Any funds raised by this concert will be divided equally between The Centenary Wing at
Kettering General Hospital and Bowel Cancer UK, the charities Joan herself raised funds for.

Sound Sensation, the choir Joan sang with will be joined by performers, all friends and colleagues who will recreate excerpts from musical theatre, song and dance.  An excerpt from Follies, the amateur/professional show she was part of at the Royal Theatre in Northampton.  Music from the Pantomime Group at Kettering General Hospital, which she performed in, and helped to train the singers.  The music is rich and varied, will leave you wanting more, and humming tunes as you leave the theatre.

Sound Sensation, the concert group of KOS Musical Theatre Company, has been going for many, many years under various conductors, and Joan sang both as a member and soloist since her early twenties, taking part in her last concert only weeks before her passing.  Join us at this concert, and lose yourself in some of the glorious music Joan loved.

Tickets £10 from 01536 414141 or

ONE VOICE – In Celebration of the Life of Joan Carnell