Boys from the Abbey Choir wearing red cassocks and holding candles. They are standing under the organ loft

Christmas Concert 2022

Date Time Location Price
Tuesday, 20th December 2022 7.00pm - 8.20pm The Abbey £15 - £42 Buy tickets via St John's Smith Square

A feast of seasonal music from the Choir of Westminster Abbey.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols, the Choir of Westminster Abbey presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring a selection of much-loved festive choral works interspersed with seasonal readings telling the story of the Nativity and traditional carols for all to sing.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned worldwide as one of the finest ensembles of its type, its repertoire extending from plainsong and Renaissance polyphony to twentieth-century masterpieces and new commissions. In addition to singing the daily services, as it has done since the fourteenth century, the Choir plays a central role in the many royal and state occasions which are held in the Abbey, as well as reaching a wider audience through its programme of broadcasts, recordings and international tours.

This concert takes place thanks to the generous support of Patricia Owen Keltner and David Keltner.

What the critics say

“A choice performance … an extraordinary range of expressive tone.”
The Guardian
“The vigour of St James’s Baroque was a constant pleasure.”
The Times

Tickets

  • Reserved seating - £42, £35, £28 
  • Restricted view £24 
  • Very restricted view - £20
  • No view (unreserved) - £15

There is a £3.00 transaction fee.

Attending the concert

Timings

  • Doors open at 6.15pm and the concert will begin at 7.00pm.
  • There will be no interval and the performance will end at around 8.20pm.
  • Latecomers will be admitted but may not be able to occupy their allocated seats until a suitable break in the performance.

Access and security

  • Entry to Westminster Abbey is via the Great West Door
  • Your bag will be searched and we ask you not to bring any large items with you (for example suitcases, large backpacks or folding bicycles) as these will not be allowed inside and we are unable to store them for you.

Filming & photography

Please note that photography, filming and sound recording are not permitted at Abbey concerts.

General

  • Older children are very welcome at our evening concerts but we do not recommend them for children under the age of six.
  • Tickets for Abbey concerts are non-transferrable and non-refundable (except in cases of COVID-19 illness or self-isolation).
  • While concerts provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Abbey’s special atmosphere and magnificent architecture, the church is not open for visiting on concert evenings. Find out how to plan your visit.  

Picture: Paul Grover