'Tis the season for glad tidings and good cheer, but with long shop queues, impending office parties, and the fear that two tins of quality street won't be enough, it can be very easy to turn into a scrooge. So what better way to wake up those festive feelings than by attending charity carol concerts with mince pies and mulled wine galore. Get ready to grab your pen and mark the following Christmas concerts on your calendars!
Get instantly into a joyous mood after being served mince pies and mulled wine on arrival, then relax and enjoy and evening of musical performances by candlelight. Roger Black, MBE, will be the guest speakers and the Royal College of Music's Brass Ensemble will be playing throughout the night.
The Rainbow Trust is holding carol concerts at a range of venues throughout the Christmas period, including in Bookham, Surrey. This particular concert is in its 9th year and is guaranteed to put you in a jolly mood with mulled wine and delicious mince pies. Make sure to pre-order your tickets to avoid disappointment.
This concert is being held in the beautiful Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square, London, which is renowned for its fantastic acoustics and stunning stain glass windows. The evening will be led by well-known news reader Nicholas Owen, and there will be a wide variety of performances happening through the evening, including opera singers, choirs, and even some surprise guests.
The Big C is a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer in the Norfolk and Waveney areas. This year they are putting on a magical Christmas evening, filled with carols, readings, and performances by the Norwich Young Voices Choir.
Macmillan's carol concerts have previously been voted as one of the top 10 to attend in London, so make sure that you don't miss out this year. The evening will be overflowing with traditional carols and celebrity readings; it will also be topped off with mince pies and Christmas themed drinks. It is set to be the perfect festive event.
If the sweet sound of Christmas songs isn't enough to put you in the seasonal mood, then ABF The Soldiers Charity are ready to also give you a visual delight. Their concert will be held at the stunning Royal garrison Church, so leave your bah humbug behind and enjoy this festive delight.
If you love Christmas but you don't fancy another year of the standard hymns, then this is the concert for you. There will be all of the yule tide elements that you love, such as readings and festive foods, yet the carols will be led by the exciting Rock Choir! They are known for their fun and contemporary twists on music, so be prepared to hear carols in a whole new way.
To find out about other charity Christmas events happening this year, then head over to our events calendar.