EX CATHEDRA | Christmas Music by Candlelight
Christmas Music by Candlelight



Christmas Music by Candlelight

Jeffrey Skidmore, George Parris (16 Dec) conductor
Rupert Jeffcoat, Nicholas Wearne organ

In the stillness of a church, where candles glow… comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony.

The singers will envelop you with a spellbinding sequence of seasonal favourites, little-known gems, and inspirational new music. Add a selection of readings that capture the mystery - and humour - of Christmas, and you won’t want to miss these popular, atmospheric concerts.

“a truly wonderful, imaginative programme telling the Christmas story in all its guises

Birmingham Post

Running time: approx. 2 hours 25 minutes, including interval.

Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
It is traditional to bring your own refreshments for the interval at St Paul’s.
You are also welcome to bring a cushion for your comfort.

How to book:

£46 / £36 / £26 / £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 B:Music box office on 0121 780 3333
Ex Cathedra is an Associate Artist at Symphony Hall & Town Hall (B:Music venues)

Buy 2+ concerts & save up to £10.50 per ticket

There are considerable savings if you book 2 or more tickets at the same time from the B:Music box office. Buying 5+ tickets at the same time also provides exemption from the box office’s £3.50 per ticket commission.

B:Music operate a Ticket Exchange Scheme should your plans change.


How to find the venue

St Paul’s Church is located in St Paul’s Square in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Street parking is available nearby (free after 6pm) or there is secure car parking at NCP Newhall Street. It’s a 15 minute walk from New Street Station, 7 minutes from Snow Hill Station or 10 minutes from Jewellery Quarter Station.

Jeffrey's introduction to the season

"Ex Cathedra is special. A highly regarded music critic once said that the choir was probably the best in the world. This is quite a claim and not only includes the technical virtuosity and unique chemistry of the singers but also the ethos of the ensemble, its ability and desire to communicate with audiences, its imaginative programming, its stylistic awareness and above all its humanity... Another leading commentator, festival director and respected musical thinker summed up our work by saying that Ex Cathedra was 'the most sophisticated, three dimensional and multi-layered of all the leading groups in the country'. This is high praise and something we strive to maintain."

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