Christmas Carols and Concerts @ Southwark Cathedral (29 November – 17 December)

Midday-Christmas-carol-se-001Southwark Cathedral will be hosting a number of fantastic concerts throughout December.

The carols take place from the end of November and into December so there should be plenty of scope for those who are busy, or of course for those who want to go more than once. There are a series of candlelit concerts and a one off lunch time sing in for commuters.
All carol concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated
Check out what you can expect below:

Mon, 29 November 2010

13.00 Organ Recital

Jonathan Hope, Organ Scholar, Southwark Cathedral

Sat, 4 December 2010

19.30 The Merbecke Choir: Christmas concert

The Merbecke Choir, directed by Huw Morgan with the Little Baroque Company

Bach: Magnificat and Christmas motets by Gabriel Jackson and Michael Praetorius

Supported by The Seafarers UK:

Seafarers UK are pleased to partner, once again, an exciting collaboration between The Merbecke Choir of Southwark Cathedral and The Little Baroque Co., directed by Huw Morgan. Alongside Bach’s Magnificat, the choir will perform modern and renaissance carols by Sch�tz, Praetorius, Sandstrom, and Gabriel Jackson.

There will be a pre-concert reception starting at 6.30pm for those who would like to join us for a glass of sparkling wine and a mince pie before the performance. So why not bring your family and friends together. Bankside is a vibrant area and you might like to consider combining the day with your Christmas shopping at Borough Market and end your day with a magical evening of candlelit music and performance in the wonderful setting of Southwark Cathedral. The perfect way to prepare for Christmas and to get into the festive spirit.

We do hope you will consider joining us in the stunning setting that is London’s oldest Gothic Church building. Tickets are priced at £16, or £25 to include a pre-concert reception in the Garry Weston Library at the Cathedral, beginning at 6.30pm. For further information, or to book tickets, please call 020 7932 0000 or email [email protected]

For those in the ‘Cathedral family’ there are opportunities to purchase tickets in a slightly different price band.  To see if you qualify for this please contact Rose Harding on 020 7367 6704 – this purchase would be operating outside the spirit of fundraising for Seafarers UK

Tue, 7 December 2010

19.30 NSPCC Carols by Candlelight

A candlelit concert of Christmas carols, choir performances and readings by celebrity friends in aid of the NSPCC’s Child Voice Appeal.

Tickets for the concert are £25 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie in the festive marquee after the concert.

Sarah Metcalfe,
42 Curtain Road,

Telephone: 020 7825 2978
Email: [email protected]

Thu, 9 December 2010

19.15 Marie Curie Cancer Care – Carols in the City

Tickets available from:

Sat, 11 December 2010

12.00 Finnish Church Christmas Concert

Finnish Church Christmas Concert by Do-Mi-Nutz Choir – followed by Jourlutortutand Glogi, pasteries and mulled wine.

020 7237 1261

Fri, 17 December 2010

19.30 Cathedral Christmas Concert

Southwark Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert
Messiah (Handel) Part 1 and Christmas Carols by candlelight
with the Chameleon Arts Orchestra

Tickets: £14

A booking form can be downloaded here

The Cathedral Refectory will be open for meals and light refreshments until 7.30pm