Winter Musical Extravaganza 2016

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November

Last weekend we kicked off the Christmas celebrations early with two brilliant fundraising evenings held back to back at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Huge thanks go out to all of you that came along to support us.

The ‘Winter Musical Extravaganza’ on Saturday night featured live entertainment from our talented Starr Trust Singers directed by Sharon Starr & Lea Hyde. The cast wore dazzling costumes and sang Motown and music legends that brought everyone onto the dance floor. The show was followed by a delicious sit down festive dinner and a late night disco in the lovely Viscount Suite, donated by the Hilton. The bespoke WINTER letters, donated by Zoe from ‘Just Occasionally’ looked stunning and created a truly magical atmosphere.

Sunday night saw the talented singers from across Sussex come together with their friends and families for their ever popular Sussex Rock Choir Ball. The choir members come from all over East and West Sussex and pulled out all the stops to make the evening a huge success, even singing a ‘Thank You’ song back to the cast.

Our Press Manager Nicole says “we’re incredibly grateful to everyone that came and supported us over the weekend. Our legendary Starr Trust singers entertained over 300 people and we raised over £10,000 which is an incredible achievement. We couldn’t have managed this without our sponsor Seico Mortgages, the brilliant organisation of Rosie and Tracey from our Events Team, all the local businesses that donated fantastic prizes for our raffles, and the amazing auction lots that included a weekend trip to Paris from COGO Travel.

The Starr Trust Singers
Winter Extravaganza Cast

Images courtesy of The Buzz Event Photography.

We would like to thank:

Seico Mortgages for sponsoring the event
Hilton Brighton Metropole for donating the Viscount Suite for the weekend and their dedicated staff.

Prizes were donated by:

Hilton Brighton Metropole
Brighton Dome
Côte Brasserie Brighton
The Grand Hotel
China Garden
Simon Webster Hair
Livingwell Leisure
Ted Baker
Brighton Centre
Brighton Racecourse
Ropetackle Arts Centre
LA Studio
Indian Cottage Tandoori
James Ross Jewellers
Hove Lagoon
The Salt Room Restaurant
COGO Travel

Media Coverage
Winter Musical Extravaganza in the Chichester Observer

Original Event Listing:

We are starting the Christmas celebrations early this year with our ‘Winter Musical Extravaganza’ featuring live entertainment from the dazzling Starr Trust cast, a 3-course sit down dinner and a disco. The evening is sponsored by the Hilton Brighton Metropole and will be held in the beautiful Viscount Suite.

The night begins at 6.45pm with welcome drinks, followed by a fabulous show, a delicious Christmas-themed dinner and a disco so you can dance the night away at this magical evening of music and fun! Tickets cost just £40 so this fundraising event is not to be missed.

Our Events Manager Tracey says “This is the best way to kick off Christmas! The Viscount Suite at the Hilton has a fabulous atmosphere and a unique central performance stage. With entertainment from our exceptional Starr Trust cast you will be in for a real treat. After our guests have enjoyed their 3-course festive dinner, they can dance until late to the biggest party anthems.

Tickets are already selling fast so whether you fancy a night out with friends or your work colleagues, get in early and book your tickets by emailing: or call 01273 715882.

Venue details:
Brighton Hilton Metropole
King’s Rd