Christmas Carols by Candlelight Concert

11/12/2021 7:30 pm

Get in the Christmas Spirit

The Renaissance Choir and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir are delighted to announce the return of their annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight Concert in support of Rowans Hospice Charity on Saturday, 11 December 2021 at Portsmouth Cathedral. Join us for a beautiful, festive evening full of traditional carols.

On arrival, you will receive a complimentary bottle of water and mince pie. There will also be an opportunity to purchase Rowans Hospice Charity Christmas cards and to take part in our Christmas Raffle, where you could win £1000 (winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, 17 December 2021).

In light of the recent Government Guidance, we would respectfully ask that all attendees wear a face covering, unless exempt (proof will be required).

Find out more below

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The Renaissance Choir

The Renaissance Choir was formed in 1976 by Ray Calcraft. Currently, there are approximately 34 members of the chamber choir and the conductor, Peter Gambie, who has led the choir since 1992.

The Choir’s favourite choral music is Renaissance polyphony, however they do perform more contemporary works. The Choir love to sing the music of: Byrd, Tallis, Victoria and Palestrina, and later composers such as Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Whitacre and Lauridsen, to name a few. Most of their music is performed acapella.

Join us to celebrate Christmas.

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir

Portsmouth Cathedral Choir is made up of 24 boy Choristers, 6 Probationers and 12 Gentlemen (including 6 Choral Scholars) who contribute to the pattern of daily Cathedral worship. The Choristers rehearse on weekday mornings at 8.00am before a normal school day in preparation for the week’s music. In any normal week the Cathedral’s Choirs sing for at least six services.

We look forward to you joining us.

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Important Information

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, their families, our staff and volunteers remain our absolute priority and like many other organisations, we strongly advise the use of a lateral flow test prior to attending any of our events. Should you experience any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please kindly refrain from attending. Please also refer to the Portsmouth Cathedral website for further information regarding COVID-19 requirements and precautions.

In light of the recent Government Guidance, we would respectfully ask that all attendees wear a face covering, unless exempt (proof will be required).

  • 11/12/2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Nave Centre £15.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
Nave Centre Child (Under 16s) £5.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
Side Aisles £10.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
Side Aisles Child (Under 16s) £5.00 (GBP)   Sold Out


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