EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight


Tuesday 10 December 2024, 7.00pm
Lichfield Cathedral


The Close
Lichfield, WS13 7LD

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.

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 conductor
Rupert Jeffcoat organ


This concert is co-presented with Lichfield Festival.



How to book

General sale opens on Monday 17 June, please save the date.
Priority booking opens on Monday 3 June - a link will be emailed to all our Angels.

£39 / £33 / £27 / £20 / £15
£15 - aged 18-30, not in full-time education
£5 - under 18s and students in full-time education


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

Detailed access information is available on the cathedral website here. Designated, discounted seats have been allocated for wheelchair users and companions on the ends of rows; please call the box office to book these.

These concerts are unamplified, 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

Find answers to your questions here. Do let us know if we've missed anything you'd find helpful.

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...