Where to go for the best carol services? Here are a few ideas.
St Peter’s Notting Hill has a wonderful Christmas Carol Service this Sunday at 7pm. The renowned and award winning Skolia Choir, made up of amateur singers local to the Notting Hill area, will be singing at the service. “The Christmas Carol service is a joyful and uplifting musical celebration of the Christmas spirit,” says Georgia Hendey, singer and owner of Hutch Interiors. The carols will be followed by wine and mince pies. stpetersnottinghill
St Mary Abbots on Kensington Church Street has Handel’s Messiah, a Baroque Christmas concert by candlelight on Sunday 13th December at 6.30pm. Tickets from stmaryabbots, £15 or £7.50 for under 16s.
There is the Royal Albert Hall extravaganza carols by candlelight, all very jolly and in the afternoon for a family sing song. There are several dates available, seem to be lots of tickets on Thursday 17th December, 2.30pm – 6:15pm, tickets start at £18 and go right up to £50 in the stalls. royalalberthall
The V&A’s Christmas season will get a musical boost this Saturday 12th December when 50 singers from RBKC’s Sing to live, Live to sing programme stage a festive concert to showcase their talents and demonstrate the health benefits of singing.
Seasonal favourites such as ‘While shepherds watched’ and ‘Merry Christmas everyone!’ and golden oldies like ‘Dream a little dream of me’ and ‘Sittin’ on the dock of the bay’. You can join in too. The show is free but tickets must be booked in advance go to vam or email [email protected].
Later in the month St John’s Church has Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight followed by mince pies and mulled wine on Sunday, 20th December at 6.30 pm.
Or just go early evening and sing around the tree at Kensington Palace. You’ll look a bit silly, but you could take a hip flask to give you courage. And a cat with a guitar.
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