EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight


Friday 13 December 2024, 7.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Monday 16 December 2024, 7.00pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London


Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH

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.

Jeffrey Skidmore
Rupert Jeffcoat organ


If you enjoy this concert, join us again at St Martin-in-the-Fields for:
Summer Music Music by Candlelight, Tue 25 June 2024, 8pm
- Latin American Baroque - Ritual 1631, Thu 20 March 2025, 7.30pm

How to book:

Tickets are available to book now, priced:

£40 / £35 / £30 / £16 / £10 plus £3.50 booking fee

Book online or call St Martin-in-the-Fields box office on 020 7766 1100


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 here.

These concerts are 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...