EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight


Wednesday 4 December 2024, 7.30pm
St John's Church, Hagley


St John's Church, Hall Lane
Hagley, DY9 9LG

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 choir is 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.

Running time: approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including interval.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during the interval.

With thanks to Hagley PCC for inviting us back to give this concert.

Jeffrey Skidmore

How to book:

Please save the date. Booking details and on-sale date to follow once advised by the promoter.


Everyone is welcome at Ex Cathedra’s concerts, and the choir is committed to doing all it can to ensure you have a great experience. Level access is available via the main door and parking is available at the church. There is level access to a toilet inside the church but it is not fully accessible. Please check with the promoter if you have any questions or let us know if we can help.

This concert is not amplified 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.

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...