This twelfth century church is amongst the oldest buildings in Oxford, and one of the smallest Anglican cathedrals in England. It is also the only church in the world to be both a cathedral and a college chapel. Music plays an important part in the life of the Cathedral, and its choir sings throughout each week during term time. During the University vacations, many services are sung by the Cathedral Singers, a voluntary choir of both men and women. The Cathedral also plays host to many other choirs and concerts from around the world.
Capacity: up to 1000
Facilities: No parking facilities. Disabled access.
Friday 7 December 2018
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
This popular Celebrity Carol Concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, fondly referred to as the event that starts the Christmas Season, will again be held in the splendour of Christ Church Cathedral.
Join us for a memorable evening of uplifting, festive music. We are delighted to welcome back Oxford’s world-class vocal ensemble the Blenheim Singers, conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies and, for the first time, Robert Quinney who will play the organ. A guest chorister from New College and entertainment in the quad from the Magdalen College School Brass Ensemble complete the musical line-up. As usual, you will be treated to a star-studded cast of celebrity readers* including Will Gompertz, John Lloyd and others to be announced shortly.
A Celebration of Christmas is run entirely by volunteers to raise funds to support Macmillan services in Oxfordshire.
We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an unforgettable evening. Early booking is recommended.
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please visit our
Just Giving site where any help, will be most gratefully received.
The event will be followed by a VIP Champagne Reception, tickets for which are included with gold seats, but can be purchased by other ticket holders separately on the booking site.
Professional Photographs and film may be taken during this event. By attending the event you are consenting to the subsequent use of photographs or film of you in any printed or online media for editorial or promotion purposes by the Celebration of Christmas Committee, their affiliates and sponsors.
*performance commitments permitting
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval
Some seats have restricted views which are covered by TV screens
GOLD £100 - Best, numbered seats, including ticket to VIP after party
SILVER £65 - Excellent seating with good views of the pulpit and choir
RED £50 - Good seating with views of the pulpit
GREEN £25 – General seating
PURPLE £30 - Friends - password required