What happened in our 2022-23 season:

Ex Cathedra - Christmas Music by Candlelight

Date: Friday, 2nd December 2022, 7.30pm
Location: St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury
The choir viewed from above. The only lighting is from the candles that each singer is holding and those on the conductor's stand.
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Ex Cathedra: 50 years of inspiring singing

The always packed, now traditional and ever popular unique celebration of seasonal music with readings...

In the deep, still darkness only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony.

Ex Cathedra –‘one of the UK’s best choirs’, New York Times –present Christmas Music by Candlelight. These popular concerts seek out the heart of Christmas. A seamless blend of seasonal favourites, little-known gems and inspiring new music create a deeplyatmospheric celebration of this most wonderful time of the year.

Over the course of an atmospheric evening, artistic director Jeffrey Skidmore’s superlative programme of music and readings explores the wonder – and humour – of the season. Audiences can expect music from across the ages, including seasonal favourites such as Away in a Manger sung as exquisitely as you can imagine, plus a few surprises. One of the pieces new this year is Christopher Churcher’s carol Before the Ice in the Pools, winner of the Sir David Willcocks’ Carol Competition 2021.

‘The true magic of Christmas’
Birmingham Post

Early booking is recommended.

This concert will end at approximately 10pm


Ground Floor reserved seating area


£25 (£22.50 restricted view)

Children and students: £12.50 (£11 restricted view)

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