St Paul's Christmas carol concert

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Join us for a very special carol concert on Tuesday 6 December, in London's iconic St Paul's Cathedral.

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Event information

We're honoured to be hosting this festive extravaganza, full of much-loved readings, poems, carols, and a sparkling selection of festive favourites – and we'd be delighted if you could join us!

Warm up your winter with this sublime seasonal concert, from which all funds raised will support our vital work in 27 countries. We will have a number of festive readings from actors Sir Tony Robinson, Amanda MealingDavid Morrissey and Ariyon Bakare, and presenter Angellica Bell.

You’ll have your chance to join in and sing along with the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral to classic carols including Once in Royal David’s City, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and more. The choir will be joined for special performances by international classical singer Carly Paoli along with the acclaimed orchestra the City of London Sinfonia.

The evening’s entertainment has been curated by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Carwood MBE, and will be staged in the spectacular surroundings of St Paul’s Cathedral.

More special guests to be announced soon!

Book tickets (via the Barbican website)

Event details

Date: Tuesday 6 December 2022

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral, EC4M 8AD

Timings: 7 - 8.15pm (doors open at 5.45pm; please take your seat by 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start)

Price: Tickets start at £20, with all profits from the evening supporting our work to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene around the world.

Book tickets (via the Barbican website)

Getting here

St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD.

Please use the main front entrance (to the west side of the building), or the step-free entrance on the north side.

There is no car parking available, and we encourage you to use public transport if possible.

Everything you need to know

Security screenings will be in place upon entry.

Bags larger than handbags/small rucksacks (dimensions 45cm x 35cm x 25cm) are not permitted. Please bring a minimum of possessions with you, limited to personal effects and unopened soft drinks, water or food.

Please don't bring:

  • glass bottles or containers
  • alcohol
  • opened drinks cans
  • knives or sharp objects
  • any other items which could cause damage to our fabric or harm to others
  • any illegal items
  • items used in connection with protest
  • drones.

 Photography and videography are not permitted inside the Cathedral or during the concert.

The Cathedral is fully accessible for those with limited mobility, and can provide guides for people with hearing or visual impairments.

We want to ensure everyone can join us for this concert, so if you have any questions or specific access needs, please get in touch with us on [email protected] – we'd love to help.

Fully accessible toilets will be available.

Carol concert tickets do not include access to the rest of the Cathedral.

You can find out more about visiting, and buy sightseeing tickets, on the St Paul's website.

Unfortunately, the nature of the concert is not suitable for children aged under 14.

There are currently no government restrictions in relation to COVID-19. 

Please note the below points in helping to keep everyone safe:

  • The Cathedral is well ventilated.
  • Tickets are issued electronically.
  • Sanitiser stations are in situ and we encourage guests to maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Masks are not required to be worn; however, guests are welcome to continue to wear them for their own comfort.

Our COVID-19 policy will be updated in line with any changes to current government regulations.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the concert, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected].

VIP and corporate hospitality

To find out more about our VIP and corporate hospitality packages, please get in touch with Jenny Cockin on [email protected].

Sponsorship opportunities

To find out more about opportunities for event sponsorship, please get in touch with Ruairidh McCarthy on [email protected].