Noël Noël! – A candle lit concert of carols and Christmas songs with the Surrey Hills choirs

Join the award winning Surrey Hills Chamber choir and their sister choir, the Surrey Hills Singers, for their annual candlelit Christmas concert on Sunday 11th December at 8pm. As always, the concert will be held in the stunning, atmospheric setting of St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford and the performance will be followed with festive nibbles and drinks.

With Christmas songs old and new, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With many well-known favourites from across the eras, the programme includes: three haunting medieval songs – “Flos Regalis”, “Veni Veni Emmanuel” and “Coventry Carol”; the wonderful Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is born) by the English renaissance composer William Byrd; two contrasting settings of Ave Maria by Rachmaninov and Richard Vaughan; some movements from Britten’s celebrated “Ceremony of Carols”; Rutter’s uplifting “Tomorrow shall be
my dancing day”; and many other well-known Christmas carols.

The Surrey Hills choirs are known for their entertaining performances as their priority is to engage directly with the audience through singing from memory, often without conductor, and using stage craft to create different sound effects and other moments of interest. With audience carols too, supporters say that the Surrey Hills concert signals the start of the Christmas season.

Let the choirs put you in the festive mood this year! Come and join the festive singing and bring your family too. Tickets are £14 for adults and £5 for children (price includes programme and refreshments) and will be available online at from Monday 14th November. If you would like to be seated in a masked area please email when you book your ticket.

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