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5 of the Best Family Carol Concerts in London

Once in Royal Davids City and Jingle Bells are on all the hippest music lovers Spotify playlists right now, which is of course a good thing. If you fancy getting your soprano voice warmed up, to get you in the mood for all that christmas jigging, I’ve sniffed around the tree for 5 of the Best places that you can sing-a-long with your little angels. Ding Dong. xo

A note for those you who like a cathedral or two :
Westminster Cathedral and St Martins-in-the-field main services are all SOLD OUT, which is why I’m not including them.

EVE Appeal, Carol Concert, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate.

Thursday 10th December, 7pm

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Eve Appeal is the charity behind the world-class research programme at the Department of Women’s Cancer based at University College London (UCL). Their annual Festival of Carols will take place on Thursday 10th December in the heart of London at the beautiful St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate. Click here to see a map.

The Festival of Carols has become a firm favourite in their calendar of events; the intimate service will feature a candlelit procession, traditional Christmas readings and some of your favourite carols. There is also the option to join them at the reception after the service where the festivities will continue with canapés and mince pies.

Tickets : Service – £14 : Service and reception – £32. You can purchase your tickets using the form here or for more information please call the organsers on 020 7605 0100 or email events@eveappeal.org.uk.

WAYOUT AFRICAN CAROL CONCERT (Now Cancelled)

10TH DECEMBER 2015 at 6.30pm

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WAYout is bringing their successful carol concert back to the heart of London. Their last carol concert had a true African twist with dancing in the aisles, along with the traditional carol-singing. This year, they have the London African Gospel Choir (www.thelagc.com) in full voice leading the concert.

Tickets: £12 each (£8 concessions). To buy, please pay via TicketScript here or at our BMyCharity site 

ST PAULS CATHEDRAL

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Saturday 19 December
11am – Family Carols
Enjoy Christmas favourites in a service lasting 45 minutes, sung by the chamber choir, Cantate. Children especially welcome.

Wednesday 23 December
4pm – Christmas Carol Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Thursday 24 December, Christmas Eve
4pm – Christmas Carol Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

11.30pm – Midnight Eucharist
The First Eucharist of Christmas with congregational carols and music sung by the Cathedral Choir. The Bishop of London will preside and the Dean of St Paul’s will preach.

ST MARTINS IN THE FIELD

Saturday 19 December, 4:00 pm

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Christmas with the English Chamber Choir

The highly acclaimed English Chamber Choir presents a seasonal feast of your favourite Christmas Carols for choir, organ and audience.Read more…
Tickets: Tickets are now only available in Price Band C (rear gallery) with no view of the performance area
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Saturday 19 December, 7:30 pm
Handel Messiah by Candlelight
Handel’s timeless ‘Messiah’ is the ideal way to celebrate the festive season. Join the English Chamber Choir and Belmont Ensemble of London for this annual performance. Read more…
Tickets: Tickets are now only available in Price Band E (rear gallery) with no view of the performance area
Monday 21 December, 7:30 pm
Christmas Gala by Candlelight
Director and Conductor Robert Howarth is the master of ceremonies for the Festive Orchestra of London’s annual Christmas celebration. This popular concert includes masterpieces of the Baroque by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi as well as traditional Christmas carols for audience, orchestra, soloists and organ. Read more…
Tickets: LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Tuesday 22 December, 4:00 pm
Festive Family Carols by Candlelight
Join St Martin’s Voices in this joyful celebration of family carols for Christmas. Children are especially welcome to this hour-long event. Read more…
Tickets: LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Tuesday 22 December, 7:30 pm
London Octave Christmas Cracker
The London Octave and the London Octave Chorus present a wonderfully festive selection of music for orchestra and choir with some favourite traditional carols. Read more…
Wednesday 23 December, 4:00 pm
Festive Family Carols by Candlelight
Join St Martin’s Voices in this joyful celebration of family carols for Christmas. Children are especially welcome to this hour-long event. Read more…
Tickets: Tickets are now only available in Price Band B and C (unreserved)
Carols at SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL 

Tuesday 15th December 2015, at 7pm.Southwark-Cathedral-MC-1.jpgThe programme includes an array of popular sing-along carols, performances from the enchanting Quorum choir and readings from special guest speakers.Everyone is welcome to this festive evening, come and join Feed the Minds in celebrating Christmas at our flagship event of the year. Money raised from the evening will go directly to Feed the Minds who are transforming lives through education projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.Prior to the concert, all guests are invited to collect a free mince pie and cup of mulled wine.

ROYAL MILITARY CHAPEL,Household Cavalry Foundation at THE GUARDS CHAPEL

Tuesday December 8th, 6.30pm (Tickets £25 & £30)Carols8.gif

Household Cavalry Foundation is delighted to announce the return of the biennial carol concert at The Royal Military Chapel (The Guards Chapel).

The event is a celebration of Christmas with music supported by the Guards Chapel Choir, the Band of the Household Cavalry and will be complimented by readings from members of the Regimental Hierarchy.

After the Carol Service a Reception will take place in the Officers Mess, in Wellington barracks.

The reception will kindly be sponsored by Laurent Perrier and will feature extra special performances by the Band of the Household Cavalry in Barracks Square, outside the Mess.

 

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