EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight


Thursday 5 December 2024, 7.30pm
Hereford Cathedral


Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close
Hereford , HR1 2NG

Christmas Music by Candlelight

Immerse yourself in the serene embrace of this popular, atmospheric concert - where hushed anticipation and spellbinding seasonal music fills the air, and the 10 singers are enveloped in the soft glow of candlelight.

We perform a seamless sequence of Christmas favourites, little-known gems and gorgeous new music, interspersed with a selection of readings, to explore the magic, mystery - and humour - of the season.

The running time is approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during the interval.
Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Jeffrey Skidmore


If you enjoy this concert, do join us again at Hereford Cathedral for:

Wednesday 12 June 2024, 8pm – Summer Music by Candlelight
Wednesday 12 March 2025, 7pm – Latin American Baroque - Ritual 1631

See below for savings.

How to book

£39 / £33 / £27 / £15 including per ticket commission
£15 - aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£5 - under 18s and students in full-time education

Book online or call the Courtyard box office on 01432 340 555

Buy more & save up to £3.50 per ticket

Save more by booking at the same time for our other performances at Hereford Cathedral, listed above.

Buy 2 concerts at the same time & save £2.50 per ticket
Buy all 3 concerts at the same time & save £3.50 per ticket


Everyone is welcome at our concerts, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure you have a great experience.

Level access is available via the main door, and an accessible toilet is located by St John’s Door (in the southeast corner of the cathedral). Designated, discounted seats have been allocated for wheelchair users and companions on the ends of rows adjoining the centre aisle as some rows have fixed pews; please call the box office to book these.

This concert is not amplified, the atmosphere can be quite still, and audiences usually reserve applause for the end of each half.

If you have any other access questions, please contact us, we are happy to help.

Concert FAQs

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Jeffrey's introduction to the season

"The two solstice concerts - Summer Music and Christmas Music - have for a long time attracted large audiences with their mix of a diverse range of music and poetry presented and choreographed to explore the architecture and acoustic of the beautiful buildings in which we are privileged to perform... For many people Christmas Music by Candlelight represents the start of Christmas.  This year’s  unique programme is still a secret but will contain the usual eclectic mixture of seasonal goodies. Book early!"

Read the rest of Jeffrey's introduction here...