December 2017
Friday 1st

Who:  Kennington and District United Church Choirs
Where:  Witney Congregational Church, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JF 7.30pm
What:  Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - concert version
Tickets/Info:  Free admittance with collection for Christian Aid. Tel 01865 735885 or visit

Saturday 2nd Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: St Clement Danes, London 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Saturday 2nd

Who: Medici Choir
Where: St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Giltspur Street, London EC1A 2 DQ 7:30pm
What: Schubert - Mass in E flat; John Baird - Annunciation (a cantata for Advent)
Ticket/Info: £15 (£12 students, under 16's free) available on the door or from

Saturday 2nd

Who: English Arts Chorale
Where: St Mary´s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate RH2 7RN, 7.30pm
What: Morten Lauridsen - Lux aetern; Gerlad Finzi -; Christmas Scene, 'In terra pax' ; Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op 31; Leslie Olive -Magnificat
Ticket/Info: £22, £17, £12; children and students £6; disabled: free for carer; early bird discounts until 31st October. From:", tel 01737 762097, or at the door.

Saturday 2nd

Who: Collegium Laureatum
Where: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info:Tickets will be available from mid - October. You are advised to get tickets fro this concert in advance from choir members, the Corn Exchange Box Office (01223  357851), Tickets cost £16

Saturday 2nd

Who: Thomas Tallis Society Choir
Where: St Alfege Church, Greenwich 7.00 p.m.
Handel Messiah by candlelight 

Saturday 2nd

Who: Plymouth Phoenix Chorale
Where: St Peter´s Church, Wyndham Square, Plymouth, PL1 5EG 7.30 pm
What: Handel - Messiah excerpts and Carols.
Ticket/Info: £12 (£10 in advance) £2 children. www.plymouthphoenixchorale

Saturday 2nd

Who:Croydon Bach Choir
Where: St Matthew´s Church, Chichester Road, Croydon, CRO 5NQ.
What: J S Bach - Christmas Oratorio
Ticket/Info: £15.00 adults, £5.00 children, £45.00 buy three get fourth free. Available via or on the door. Email for enquiries

Saturday 2nd Who: Lymington Choral Society
Where: St Thomas´ Church, Lymington SO41 9ND 7pm
What: Vivaldi - Gloria, Saint-Saens - Oratorio de No l, Carols for choir & audience
Ticket/Info: 01425 614023, or Maxwell Hamilton; Milford Community Centre; New Milton Stationers
Saturday 2nd

Who: Britannia Choral Society
Where: Flavel Church, Dartmouth 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm
What: "On Christmas Hight" including Bob Chilcott’s “On Christmas Night”, Richard Shephard’s “Mass of the Nativity”, Morton Lauridsen’s “O magnum Mysterium” and other seasonal music.
Ticket/Info: Tickets £10 (students £5) on the door.

Saturday 2nd
Who: Ashtead Choral Society
Where: Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane.  10.00 am
What: Carols Coffee & Carols for Charity.  Come & sing along with your favorite Christmas Carols with Ashtead Choral Society. 
Ticket/Info: All profits to Charity.   There will be refreshments available to buy, along with those little Christmas extras on a Festive Stall.  Tickets on the door or from, or on 07379 427666 £2.00 for all
Saturday 2nd

Who:  Kennington and District United Church Choirs
Where:  Christ Church, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PL at 7.30pm
What: Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - concert version
Tickets/Info:  Free admittance with collection for The Abingdon Bridge Tel: 01865 735885 or visit

Saturday 2nd Who: Impromptu Lades Choir
Where: St Paul´s Church, Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS7.30 p.m.
What: 25th Anniversary Concert ..... Joy to the World! 
Tickets can be ordered at

Saturday 2nd

Who: Cardiff Bach Choir

Where: Hoddinott Hall, Millennium Centre Cardiff 7.15pm

What: Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Mozart - Solemn Vespers de Confessore; Haydn - St Nicholas Mass; Finzi - In Terra Pax

Ticket/Info: £18 under 18 free students £10


Saturday 2nd

Who: Blackburn Music Society
Where: Blackburn Cathedral 7.00 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: £12 in advance, &;pound;14 on the door, free to under - 19s from Ticket Secretary: 01254 201978, King George’s Hall Booking Office:0844 8471664, Blackburn Visitors’ Centre:01254 688040 or on the door

Sunday 3rd Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: Truro Cathedral 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Sunday 3rd

Who: Horsley Choral Society
Where: St Andrew's Church, Cobham KT11 3EJ 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah (Part 1) plus Christmas Music and Carols for All
Ticket/Info: ?12.00 Adults; ?6.00 Unders 18s. Tel 07768573987

Sunday 3rd
Who:  Chorleywood Choral Society with, Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School Choir
Where:  Amersham Free Church, Woodside Rd, Amersham on the Hill HP6 6AJ 6.30 p.m.
What:  Sir Christmas: a selection of seasonal music, including carols for choir and audience
Ticket/Info:  Tickets in advance £13, on the door £15 (students 13-16 £5, under 13 free). Tickets available from Amersham Record Shop and Chorleywood Bookshop, or phone
Wednesday 6th Who: Axminster Chamber Choir
Where: Axminster Parish Church, Devon 7.30 p.m.
What: Choral Music from the German and English Reformation: Hieronymous Praetorius - Magnificat quinti toni (with interpolated Christmas carols); Orlando Gibbons - O clap your hands together
Ticket/Info: £10 (to include refreshments) available at the door.
Thursday 7th Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: Sheffield Cathedral 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Friday 8th

Who:South Bank Singers
Where: St Columba’s Church Priory Street York YO1 6EX
What:  A Concert of Song and Carols for a Winter’s Night 7.30
Ticket/Info:  Free entry with a retiring collection for charity Facebook /SouthBankSingers

Friday 8th

Who: City of Birmingham Choir
Where: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, B1 2EA 7.00 p.m.
What: Handel Messiah
Ticket/Info: £12.50 - £38 plus commission. 0121 780 3333. For more information visit

Friday 8th

Who: EAGA Gospel Choir
Where: Elms Social & Ex-Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston LE18 2BA 7.30 p.m.
What: Inspirational Gospel Music
Ticket/Info: ?12.00 adults ?10 Students, Children and Concessions. Tel 0774 7167 430 or 0116 2838237

Friday 8th

Who: The Cappella Singers of Upminster
Where: Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Road, Upminster, 8.00 p.m.
What: Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols plus Seasonal music and congregational carols
Ticket/Info: Entry: £10 including for further information or to reserve a ticket please contact  Ian Pirie on 01708 64171

Friday 8th

Who:  The Cecilian Singers
Where: St. Cuthbert´s Church, Church Road, Great Glen, Leicestershire. LE8 9DW 7.30 p.m.
What:  A Concert of Christmas Music with accompanist Andrew King
Ticket/Info:  Tickets £12.50 Adults / £5 Children to include wine/soft drinks and mince pies available from ane Cotton: 0115 937 2993.  email: or Cecilian website:

Friday 8th

Who:  Kennington and District United Church Choirs
Where:  Kennington Methodist Church, Upper Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5LR  7.30pm
What:  Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - concert version
Tickets/Info:  Free admittance with collection for Action for Children - Tel 01865 735885 or visit

Saturday 9th Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: Peterborough Cathedral 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Saturday 9th

Who: Witham Choral
Where: Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY at 7.30 p.m.
What: Sing Christmas! Concert of Christmas music including Messiah excerpts, Charpentier Midnight Mass, carols.
Ticket/Info: £12, £5 full-time education from Witham Public Hall 0345 017 8717  

Saturday 9th

Who: Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir
Where: St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SA 7.30 p.m.
What: Romantic choral works by Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stanford and Vaughan Williams

Saturday 9th

Who: Musica Vera
Where: St Mary’s Church, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JJ
What:   Two settings of the Magnificat (Leonarda and Anon attrib. Buxtehude) plus seasonal music and audience carols.
Ticket Info: Admission Free. (Retiring collection)

Saturday 9th

Who: Fairhaven Singers
Where: Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge 8.00 p.m.
What: Music for Advent & Christmas including works by Howells, Villette, Kodaly, Jonathan Dove and Mathias interspersed with carols for all to sing.
Ticket/Info: You can buy your tickets here.

Saturday 9th
Who: Petros Singers
Where: St Peter´s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London W6 9BE at 7.30 p.m.
What: Not The Messiah - Whilst Handel´s oratorio is widely regarded as the pinnacle of seasonal music, this concert focuses instead on the work of his librettist, Charles Jennens, whose brilliant biblical scholarship is recast in a new sequence of Christmas motets, anthems and carols.
Ticket/Info: £17, £15 (concessions), £5 (under 18/students),,
Saturday 9th

Who: West Somerset Singers
Where: St George’s Church, Fons George, Wilton , Taunton TA1 3JT 7.30 p.m.
What: The Splendour of Christmas: Britten - Ceremony of Carols, plus selected modern and traditional carols.
Ticket/Info: £10 on the door

Saturday 9th

Who: Ruddington & District Choral Society
Where: St Peter´s Church, Ruddington 7.30 p.m.
What: Bach - Magnificat; Bach - Sleepers´, Wake!
Ticket/Info: £10 from Perkins Harware, Ruddington; Chor members (Tel 0115 9211451) or on the door. Refreshments included.

Saturday 9th

Who: Chanteuse Chamber Choir
Where: St Mary’s Church St Mary's Place, Stafford ST16 2AP
What: Beautiful Christmas Carols with some audience participation.  
Ticket/Info: £10.00 adults, £8.00 for under 16s? available from members of the choir or by contacting Jenny on 01785 509231 or Available in the interval will be German Gluhwein and seasonal goodies.

Saturday 9th

Who:Burgess Hill Choral Society
Where: St Andrew’s Church, Junction Road (corner with Cants Lane), Burgess Hill, RH15 0LG 7.30 p.m.
What: Haydn - Nelson Mass; Bach - Wachet auf; Carols for choir and audience
Ticket/Info: £13 (accompanied under-16s free)? Tickets available on the door OR from Burgess Hill Help Point OR from Eileen Sharpe ( and? 0752 249 3966 ) OR from choir members

Saturday 9th

Who: Cappella Novocastriensis
Where: St Ann’s Church, Breamish Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DD 7.30 p.m.
What: Glories of the 16th Century
Ticket/Info: £12 (free to anyone in full-time education) at , from the Friends of At Ann’s (tel: 0191 285 0011) or on the door. Visit

Saturday 9th

Who: Preston Orpheus Choir with from Freckleton Brass Band
Where: at St Michael & All Angel´s CE Church, Egerton Road, Preston, PR2 1AJ 7.00 p.m.
What: "Festive Christmas" featuring traditional and modern Christmas choral pieces, and plenty of well loved Christmas pieces perfect for audience participation.
Ticket/Info: £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s and are available from 01772 735197

Saturday 9th
Who: Trowbridge Chorus
Where: The Parish Church of St. James´, Trowbridge, BA14 8RU 7.30 p.m.
What: Music by Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner and Bach, plus beautiful Christmas Carols with audience participation.   Available in the interval will be German Gluhwein and seasonal goodies.
Ticket/Info: £10.00 . Children free;  obtainable from , Trowbridge Information Centre 765072; Tel 01225-761364 , or on the door. Further information obtainable from: or on the website Charity No.293240.
Saturday 9th Who: South West London Choral Society
Where: St Anne’s Church, St Ann’s Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 2RS 7.00 p.m
What: Handel - Messiah  (original 1741 version)
Ticket/Info: £15 or free for under 15 years . From: or at the door.  Tel no 07914 807055
Saturday 9th

Who: Ely Choral Society and Ely Youth Choir
Where: St Mary’s Church, St.Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4HF 7.00 p.m.
What:   Sing, Choirs of Angels: Charpentier - Messe de Minuit plus carols for choir and audience together with seasonal readings.
Ticket/Info: Tickets for the concert include a programme and seasonal refreshments and are priced at £14 (under 18s free). They are available from Burrows Bookshop, 7 High Street Passage, Ely, by calling 01353 669759, or by e-mail to  Further details available at 

Saturday 9th

Who: The Lindow Singer and Poynton RBL Concert Band  
Where: St Bartholomews Church Wilmslow SK9 1 AA 7.30 p.m.
What: A Christmas Concert.
Ticket/Info: £12, Concession ?10 Student ?3 available on the door or ring 01625 611124.

Saturday 9th

Who: The Addison Oratorio and Chamber Choirs
Where: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bath Rd, Chiswick W4 1TT(map here ) 7.30 p.m. (Opposite Turnham Green tube.  Free street parking available).
What: As well as Carols for choirs and the audience, the programme includes 'Ave Rex', an exciting sequence of Carols that set medieval texts by the Welsh composer William Mathias, the world premiere of a new piece especially written especially for the Chamber Choir by Martin Butler, and two pieces by Master of the Queen's Music Judith Weir ( one of them also including audience participation
Ticket/Info: Tickets in advance £12, concessions £10, under 16's £3 (all + booking fee),
from Tickets £15 / £12 / £3 on the door. For more info about the choir go to

Saturday 9th
Who: Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
Where: St David´s Hall, Cardiff 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: Standard Price: £9 | £15 | £18 | £22 | £25 | £28 | £30 Children Under 16: Half Price tickets if accompanied by full-priced adults. **Students: Half price or seats at £7.50 (whichever is lower) up until 6.30pm on the day of performance.Wheelchair users plus on companion: £9 each ticket
Disabled people plus one companion: £2 off each ticket. *Plus a Ticket Service Charge of £3.95 per transaction and an optional £1 postage fee. Book online at
Saturday 9th

Who: York Musical Society with York Brass Quintet
Where: St Lawrence Church, Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3WP at 4pm
What: YMS Christmas Concert. Corelli - Christmas Cantata, plus well-known choruses from Handel’s Messiah and Christmas carols old and new. Popular favourites such as ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ from York Brass Quintet.
Ticket/Info: ?10 adults; ?5 students and children over 12; children under 12 free if accompanied by a paying adult. All seats unreserved. Tickets available through York Theatre Royal box office (01904 623568 or or in person) or on the door.

Saturday 9th

Who: Leeds Festival Chorus
Where: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD 7.30pm
What: Festive Box of Delights: delightful opera and classical favourites with a seasonal flavour, including works by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Puccini and Cole Porter
Ticket/Info: £14 to £30. Discounts: £1.50 reduction for over 60s; half price for under 18s, full-time students and unwaged; wheelchair users with companions may have two tickets for the price of one. Also £5 standby tickets may be available for under 26s in the week before the concert. From Chorus members or City Centre Box Office at Leeds Town Hall: tel 0113 376 0318 or

Saturday 9th

Who: Harrogate Choral Society
Where: Royal Hall Harrogate Ripon Rd, Harrogate HG1 2RD, 7.30pm 
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: £17 to £24 (Students, unwaged and under 16s £5) from Harrogate Box Office 01423 502116 or online at 

Saturday 9th
Who: Northern Praeclassica
Where: St James´ & St Basil´s Church, Fenham, NE4 9EJ 7.30 p.,m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: £15, concessions £13,  students and under 18s £8
available from 0191 281 2936 or
Saturday 9th
Who: Enfield Choral Society
Where: St Peter´s Church Hall Rectory Lane, Surrey SM7 3JH 7.30pm
What: Christmas Concert! 
Ticket/Info: -
Saturday 9th

Who: Questors Choir with the Aurelian Brass Ensemble
Where: St Martin´s Church, Hale Gardens, London W3 9SQ 7.30 p.m.
What: Hark now hear - Questors Choir Christmas Concert
Ticket/Info: £14 (door), £12 (advance booking & concessions), under 12s free. Complimentary mince pie and glass of wine or soft drink. Online Box Office:

Saturday 9th
Who: Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society
Where: Well Cathedral 7.30pm
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: Visit and Wells Cathedral Box Office: 01749 672773 and at the door
Saturday 9th

Who: The Brighton Chamber Choir
Where: St Paul's church, Brighton BN1
What:  Joyeux Noel - featuring Charpentier's Messe de Minuit and Poulenc's Four Motets for Christmas among others
Ticket/Info: £12

Saturday 9th

Who: Stroud Choral Society with The Minpins Children's Choir
Where: St George´s Church, Nailsworth 7.30 p.m.
What: An evening of Christmas Carols, Songs and Readings
Ticket/Info: £12, under 18s free. Available from Choir members and on the door or via the box office Tel 01453 760900

Saturday 9th

Who: Hillingdon Choral Society
Where: Vyners School, Warren Road, Ickenham, Middlesex UB10 8AB 7.30 p.m.
What: Vaughan Williams - The First Nowell; Christmas songs and carols for choir and audience
Ticket/Info:  Adults £12, Children  £3.  Available on the door or from Pro Music, Ickenham. Email: or telephone: 07941 601966 or 0208 868 7359

Saturday 9th
Who: Harrogate Choral Society
Where: Royal Hall Harrogate 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: Tickets from £5 to £20 from the Harrogate Box Office tel 01423 502116 or online at
Saturday 9th

Who: Felicitas Chamber Choir 
Where: The Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex
What: Christmas Past & Present: A festive evening contrasting music from the 16th and 17th centuries with that of the last hundred years.   Featured composers will include Tallis, Palestrina, Poulenc, Jonathan Dove, Gabriel Jackson, Malcolm Archer and Bob Chilcott
Ticket/Info: £12 (£10 if purchased in advance - free for children & full-time students under 25) or via our

Saturday 9th
Who:  Kennington and District United Church Choirs
Where:  Kennington Methodist Church, Upper Road, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5LR 7.30pm
What:  Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - concert version
Tickets/Info:  Free admittance with collection for Action for Children - Tel 01865 735885 or visit

Saturday 9th

Who: Oakfield Choir, Frome

Where: Christ Church, Christchurch Street West, Frome, BA11 1EH, 7.30pm

What: Haydn - Nelson Mass; Duruflé - Requiem; Duruflé - Quatre Motets sur des thémes grégoriens

Ticket/Info: TBC


Saturday 9th
Who: Welwyn Garden City Music Society
Where: St John's Church, Monks Rise, WGC. AL8 7NF 7:30pm
What: Beethoven - Mass in C; Rutter - Shepherd´s Pipe Carol; Festive music for Chorus and Audience.
Ticket/Info: Visit website
Saturday 9th

Who: Northampton Philharmonic Choir
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northants NN14 6BQ, 7pm
What: How Far Is It To Bethlehem? Christmas music featuring soprano solo, choir and orchestra, with carols for all
Ticket/Info: Box Office 07958 768661


Saturday 9th

Who: The Burgate Singers

Where: The Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LB 7pm

What: Handel - Messiah

Ticket/Info: £18, under-18s £16, from Corn Hall Box Office 01379 652241


Saturday 9th

Who: Stone Choral Society
Where: Christ Church, Stone, ST15  8ZB 7.30 p.m.
What: Britten - St Nicolas Cantata
Ticket/Info: Email: or phone 01889 883878

Sunday 10th

Who: Lowestoft Choral Society
Where: Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Lowestoft
What: "Celebrate Christmas" Sunday 10th December 7.30pm. Familiar and not so familiar carols, audience participation and mince pies!
Ticket/Info: £10 tickets from choir members or at the door.

Sunday 10th

Who: Glass Ensemble
Where: Queen Anne´s School, Caversham, Berkshire 3.30-4.30pm
What: Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols; Gustav Holst - Hymns from the Rig Veda, plus Carols old and new
Ticket/Info: £10 in advance / £12 on the door and seasonal refreshments are included in your ticket price. Book tickets online here /a-ceremony-of-carols-tickets- 225568

Sunday 10th

Who: Liverpool Phoenix Voices
Where: St Mary´s Church West Derby Village Liverpool L12 5HJ 3.00 p.m.
What: Christmas Bells Ring out! a family oriented carol concert
Ticket/Info: £5, £3 and £12 special ticket for a family of 4

Sunday 10th Who: The English Arts Chorale
Where: St Mary´s Church, London Rd, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6PX, 4.30pm
What: Once as I remember - Christmas music and words.  A programme of carols and festive songs - with audience participation.
Ticket/Info: £12 (all unreserved). Includes refreshments.  Please note Sunday afternoon start time.  From: "", tel 01737 762097, or at the door.  Tickets also available from ‘Threads’ in Balcombe. 
Sunday 10th

Who: Blackheath Choir
Where: St Margaret’s Church, Lee, Brandram Road, London, SE13 7.30 p.m.
What: Bach - Christmas Oratorio (abridged)
Ticket/Info: £13 (paid in advance) £16 (on the door)  Phone 07921 295 430 or email: for details. Further information is also available on

Monday 11th

Who: Bristol Cabot Choir
Where: Bristol Cathedral, College Green BS1 5TJ
What: Messe de Minuit pour Noel, and other Christmas music for choir and audience
Ticket/Info: Reserved - ?15 Unreserved - ?10? (NUS card/under 18 - ?5) On lIne: Telephone: 0117 923 0164

Tuesday 12th

Who: Horsforth Choral Society and Yorkshire Evening Post Brass
Where:  St Margaret’s Church, Church Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LA at 7.30 pm
What:: Horsforth Choral Society’s Christmas Concert � a seasonal celebration
Ticket/Info: Adults £8; Students £5; Under 18s Free, available on the door or from Yorkshire College of Music and Drama: 0113 2431605. For more info see or email:


Tuesday 12th

Who: Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Where: Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS, 7.30 pm

What: Carols in the Cathedral

Ticket/info: £45 (Supper Club) £18 £14 £12, student discount £5, from, EPC tickets on 01392 278168 or from Exeter Visitor Information Centre and Tickets, Dix´s Field, 01392 665885


Tuesday 12th

Who: John Lewis Parnership Music Society
Where: Cadogan Hall, London
What: A Wonderful evening of Christmas Music
Ticket/Info: JLP Music Socierty men]mber and under 16s - £5.00 All others £7.00

Wednesday 13th

Who: The Epiphoni Consort
Where: St Paul´s Church, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ED
What: A mix of traditional and contemporary carols with some audience participation
Ticket/Info: £15 full price, £12 concession, £8 child, available from

Wednesday 13th

WhoBath Bach Choir
Where: St Michael’s Without, Bath, BA1 5LJ  7.30 p.m.
What: Carols by Candlelight
Ticket/Info: £15, £18.  Discounts for students and children under 16 £10. via
or on the door.

Wednesday 13th

Who: Sandbach Choral Society
Where: St. Mary’s Church, Sandbach 7.30pm
What: Christmas Concert - Programme of seasonal music with audience participation
Ticket/Info: £12 & £10 Concessions. .

Thursday 14th

Who: London Concert Choir
Where: Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London SW1X 9BZ
What: Carols for Choir and Audience
Ticket/info:  Tickets £25, £15 (under-16s £10) Box office: (020) 7730 4500 or

Thursday 14th

Who: Bath Bach Choir
Where: The Pump Rooms, BA1 1LZ  7.30 p.m.
What: Carols by Candlelight
Ticket/Info: £18, £22.  Discounts for students and children under 16 £12. via
or on the door.

Friday 15th

Who: Midlands Hospitals´ Choir

Where: Birmingham Town Hall 2.15 p.m.

What: Sing Noel!
TBC - contact Susan Buckingham, 07976 157225, email

Friday 15th

Who: Bath Bach Choir
Where: The Pump Rooms, BA1 1LZ  7.30 p.m.
What: Carols by Candlelight
Ticket/Info: £18, £22.  Discounts for students and children under 16 £12. via
or on the door.

Friday 15th

Who: Cantores Olicanae
Where: St John´s Church, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, 7.30pm
What: Christmas Carol Concert. A programme of festive music, old and new, accompanied by Robert Sudall, and including audience participation.
Ticket/Info: Tickets available from the Grove Music Shop (tel 01943 609335) or by ringing 01943 830873. Also available on the door.

Friday 15th

Who: Londinium
Where: St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1A 2DQ, 7.30pm
What: Londinium's Christmas programme, 'Long, Long Ago' offers a vibrant and inventive selection of seasonal repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Firm favourites such as Tavener's The Lamb and Rachmaninoff's Bogoroditse Devo complement rarities by Howells, Warlock and EW Naylor, whilst superb motets by Byrd, Weelkes, and Sch?tz are heard alongside contemporary classics-in-the-making by Jan Sandstr?m, Jaako Mantyj?rvi and Jonathan Harvey. Wine and mince pies complete the perfect festive evening!
Ticket/Info: £12 (earlybird discount) / £15 | £10 (students) online and on the door. Visit

Friday 15th

Who: Midlands Hospitals´, Choir, Dodderhill School choir and Gemini Brass

Where: Birmingham Town Hall 2.15 p.m. & 7.00 p.m.

What: Sing Noel! - The annual concert in support of CLIC Sargent
Adults £16 and £20. Students 16 £25 10% discount off matinee tickets. Half price for age 16 and under. Add a £3 per ticket commission when you buy from the town Hall/Symphony Hall Box Office, save 50p per ticket when you buy online. Tel: 0121 780 3333, Or buy from the Box Office on the day


Saturday 16th

Who: Mid Sussex Choir

Where: St Wilfrid´s Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

What: Handel - Extracts from The Messiah; Bob Chilcott - On Christmas Night plus traditional carols/songs for the audience to join in

Ticket/Info: £10 in advance or £12 on the night.  Tickets available from all choir members, via the website contact or from Carousel Music in Haywards Heath.  Children under 16 enter free with a paying adult.


Saturday 16th

Who: The Saturday Singers

Where: Masonic Hall, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB  10.15 am to 12.00 noon

What: A celebration of Christmas

Ticket/Info: £6 from Choir members or on door. Contact: Dick Huskinson Mob: 07968 463933  e-mail:


Saturday 16th Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: Tidworth Garrison Church 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Saturday 16th

Who: Balsham Singers
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Balsham 7.30 p.m.
What: Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Alan Bullard - A Feast for Christmas; Bob Chilcott - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ticket/Info: £10 in advance / £12 (Door). Under 16s Free Admission. Available from Chor Members or Balsham/Great Abington Post Office.

Saturday 16th
Who: Stratford Upon Avon Choral Society
Where: Holy Trinity Church,  Stratford-upon-Avon 7.30 p.m.
What: Prelude to Christmas.   Seasonal Readings, Carols and Music                   
Ticket/Info: £12 including free programme
Saturday 16th

Who: Fordingbridge Choral Society
Where: St. Mary´s Church, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BB 7.30 p.m.
What: Christmas Concert including Pergolesi Magnificat, Sweelinck Hodie, Christus Natus Est, Bob Chilcott Gloria and a piece specially written for us Canite Tuba by Nigel Edwards, a world premier.
Ticket/Info: £10 adults in advance (£12 on the door) , £5 for children under 16 tel 01425 655249 or on line

Saturday 16th

Who: Prestbury Choral Society
Where: St Peter´s Church, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4DG 7.30pm
What: Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning - The Manchester Carols: Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium: plus Carols for all to sing
Ticket/Info: £8.00; concessions £7.00; children and teenagers under 15 free. Available at the door, by telephone 01625 584337, or through our website:


Saturday 16th

Who: The Thames Head Singers

Where: St. Peter´s Church, Framilode, Gloucestershire GL2 7LJ 7.30pm

What: Christmas Concert - a festive and heart-warming selection of carols, sacred music and modern pieces, with plenty of audience participation!

Ticket/info: £10 on the door (Under 16s free).  Full details at


Saturday 16th Who: The English Arts Chorale
Where: St Mary´s Church, Church Ln, Bletchingley, Surrey RH1 4PD, 7.30pm
What: Once as I remember - Christmas music and words.  A programme of carols and festive songs - with audience participation.
Ticket/Info: £14 reserved, £10 unreserved. Includes mulled wine and mince pies.  From:, tel 01737 762097, or at the door.
Saturday 16th

Who: Liverpool Phoenix Voices
Where: St Stephens Church Belle Vale Road Gateacre Liverpool L15 2PQ 7.30 p.m.
What: Christmas Bells Ring out! Carols by Candlelight
Ticket/Info: £6 and £3


Who: Havering Singers & St Mary's Junior School Choir
Where: St Michael´s Church, Main Road, Gidea Park. RM2 5EL
What: Christmas Concert
Ticket/Info: £10 Adults, £5 Children. Available on the door or via Hotline 01708 341265 or


Saturday 16th

Who: Paragon Singers

Where: Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DZ, 7.30 p.m.

What: Tallis - Puer Natus Est; Andrew - Hevene Queen; Mouton - Nesciens mater; Part - Bogoroditse dyevo; Swayne - There is no rose; Tallis - Videte miraculum

Ticket/info: Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office 01225 360100


Saturday 16th

Who: Enfield Choral Society

Where: St Stephen´s Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2ET - 7.30pm  

What: An evening of Carols, Readings and Christmas Songs featuring Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols 



Saturday 16th

Who:  Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol MAN Chorus
Where: St Albans Church, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7NU (corner of Coldharbour Rd & Bayswater Avenue)
What: An evening of festive music including carols and other Christmas tunes old and new. 
Ticket/Info: Adults £10/Under 18s £2. Email or call 07935 013 006

Saturday 16th

Who: Richmondshire Choral Society
Where: St Mary´s Church, Station Rd, Richmond, DL10 4LB
What: JS Bach - Sleepers Wake!; Mark Harrison - Jubilate Natale; Franz Schubert - Mass in G
Ticket/Info: £10, school age children free. from, Castle Hill Books, Richmond, or choir members

Saturday 16th

Who: Newbury Chamber Choir
Where: St John’s Church, Newbury RG14 7PY 7.00 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah 
Ticket/Info: £20, School pupils £5: early bird until 1 December: £18.  Tickets at


Saturday 16th

Who: Alcester Singers

Where: St. Nicholas Church, Alcester  7.30 pm.

What: Haydn - St. Nicholas Mass & excerpts from J.S.Bach - Christmas Oratorio.

Ticket/Info: £10 (under 14s free)  from : 01789 762718 : 01789 488401


Saturday 16th

Who: Bristol Choral Society
Where: Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
What: English Christmas Music. With works by Holst, Finzi, Vaughan Williams and the full choir version of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Saturday 16th

Who: Wokingham Choral Society
Were: The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ. 7.30 p.m.
What: J S Bach - Christmas Oratorio (parts 1, 2, 3 and 6)
Ticket/Info: £15.00, Under18s & Students £5.00 and are available from Wokingham outlets, Jay Design and Print, the Town Hall Information Centre, Newbury Building Society or on line at or There is a licensed bar open from 6.30pm

Saturday 16th

Who: Angmering Chorale

Where: The Angmering School 7.30 p.m.

What: Chiristmas Carols

Ticket/Info: Visit

Sunday 17th Who: Pinsuti Chamber Choir (Ilkley and Skipton)
Where:  Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Skipton BD23 1NJ
What: ‘Snow and Angels’ - Pinsuti sings Christmas
Ticket/Info: £5 on the door or in advance from choir members (under 16’s free).
Sunday 17th

Who: Cantiones Sacrae
Where: St Salvador´ Scottish Episcopal Church, Dundee 7.30 p.m.
What: Carols by Candlelight
Ticket/Info: £8*plus fees from Dundee City Box Office, 16 City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BG Tel: 01382 434940 in aid of Maggie’s Centre, Dundee (*Transaction fees per booking: In person - - no additional fees
Telephone booking - £1.00, Internet booking - £2.00, Postage (if required): First Class - £1.00)

Sunday 17th

Who: The Sixteen
Where: St David´s Hall, Cardiff 3.00 p.m.
What: The Magic of Christmas
Ticket/Info: Standard: £25, Children Under 16 (subject to availability): £9, Concessions: £19, Students**: £5
Wheelchair users plus one companion: £19 *Plus an optional £1 postage fee. From

Sunday 18th Who: Collegium Singers
Where: Church of St John the Baptist, High St., Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8QY 7.30 p.m.
What: Hymn to the Queen of Heaven - Advent music from Russia to South America - Rachmaninov, MacMillan, Part, Britten, Victoria, Padilla
Ticket/Info: Adults £12; Students £6; under 12’s free , on line through choir web site and from Taunton Visitor Centre, Market House, Fore Street, Taunton - Tel 01823-340370
Monday 18th Who: Military Wives Choirs
Where: Guildford Cathedral 7.30 p.m.
What: Home for Christmas
Ticket/Info: From £27.50 from
Tuesday 19th

Who: Antiphon
Where: Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham 7.30 p.m.
What: “Welcome Yule!”, for a pre-Christmas evening concert of jollity and wassailing.  There will be a mixture of well-known and lesser-known festive items, ancient and modern, and the chance for lusty audience participation at suitable moments!
Ticket/Info: £10, from Cogito Books in St Mary’s Chare, or at the door.  Free admission for under-16s.  Refreshments will be served, and there will be the opportunity to make additional cash donations during the evening. All proceeds will go to boost the Food Bank’s work over the Christmas season. 


Wednesday 20th

Who: Liverpool Welsh Choral with the Northup Silver Band

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool  L1 9BP 7.30 p.m.

What: Christmas Crackers, a festive celebration of surprises, with Danielle Thomas, presenter

Ticket/Info: £10 (unreserved). Available from Mavis Owens, telephone 07714 775048, email or the Philharmonic Hall Box Office on 0151 709 3789.

Wednesday 20th

Who: Only Men Aloud
Where: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD 7.30 p.m.
What: Christmas Concert
Ticket/Info: £25.00 Telephone 01284 758000> or visit

Thursday 21st

Who: The Capella Singers
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire
What: From Amsterdam to Zaragoza: A Musical Odyssey for Christmas
Tickets/Info:??£14 in advance, ?17 on the day

Friday 22nd

Who: Harlequin Chamber Choir with Surrey Brass and Tillingbourne Junior School Choir.
Where: Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford 7.00 p.m.
What: The concert includes festive treats, jazzy arrangements and carols in harmony.
Ticket/Info: £14 with concessions, from Guildford Tourist Information Centre in the High Street, or by telephoning 01483 444334. Or visit!/events

Friday 22nd

Who:  Village Voices
Where: All Saint’s Church, Brixworth NN6 9BZ - 7.30pm
What: 25th Anniversary concert - Handel’s Messiah
Ticket/Info: Tickets, price £12,.00  Further information from 01604 250815, or on the door.  Email: Web:

Saturday 23rd
Who: Hutton and Shenfield Choral Society with the St Thomas of Canterbury School Choir
Where: The Brentwood Centre 7.00pm
What: Music For Christmas - Carols and seasonal music - Excerpts from the Alice's Adventures ballet by the Chelmsford Ballet Company Christmas stories, including 'The night before Christmas' narrated by Graham Padden
Ticket/Info: See choir Website
Saturday 23rd

Who: Cheltenham Bach Choir
Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA 7.30 p.m.
What: Handel - Messiah
Ticket/Info: £20, £18, £15, £10 (students/ children £8)

Saturday 23rd Who: Wooburn Singers
Where: St Mary’s Church, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW 7.30pm
What: A glorious selection of carols by Britten, Mathias, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Willcocks & others. Audience carols too; wine & mince pies afterwards.
Ticket/Info: £15 (under 18s free) Website:

Saturday 23rd

Who: The Lea Singers
Where: Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD 7.30 p.m.
What :Lea Singers Christmas Concert - FestiveLea - A festive evening of uplifting singing, popular carols, mulled wine and mince pies
Ticket/Info: Adults £15; Students & under 18’s  £5 - to purchase tickets call Brigid Brennan Tel 07881-785299 or Email