EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight


Saturday 7 December 2024, 7.00pm
St James the Greater, Leicester


St James the Greater, London Road
Leicester, LE2 1NA

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

How to book:

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

Book online or call the Curve box office on 0116 242 3595
Find box office opening hours for telephone bookings

A £2 booking fee will apply from 1 July 2024.


Everyone is welcome at Ex Cathedra’s 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 accessible toilets are located via a lift at the southeast end of the church.  Designated, discounted seats have been allocated for wheelchair users and companions on the ends of rows adjoining the centre aisle; 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...