The annual Christmas Carol concerts performed by the York Minster Choir

Event Information

  • 05-06 Dec 14
  • 7pm - 8.30pm
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York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts

York Minster Choir 

Robert Sharpe, Director David Pipe, Organist

The Yorkshire Volunteers Band, Band (Friday 5 December) 
The York Railway Institute Band, Band (Saturday 6 December)

This year’s Christmas Carol Concerts take place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December at 7.00pm.  The concerts are organised to raise to support York Minster in the conservation, preservation work and repairs to the cathedral.  The concerts feature the choristers, choral scholars and songmen of York Minster directed by Robert Sharpe singing a variety of traditional Christmas carols, music from the  band, and readings by a number of special guests.  The audience is also invited to join in the carol singing.

Last year's concerts saw the choir perform Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Infant holy, infant lowly and Silent night among many other enchanting Christmas carols.  You will enjoy a wide variety of readings and there's also an opportunity for the audience to join in and sing some of Britain's favourites carols with the choir, this concert is not to be missed. 

On Friday 5 December, TV dramatist and former director Ian Bayley Curteis – whose writing credits include The Onedin Line and Crown Court – will be joined by actress Clare Clifford, whose roles have been as diverse as Miss Potter and Doctor Who, and is known on the stand-up comedy circuit following her popular ‘Not the Olympics’ show in 2012.

On Saturday 6 December, BBC journalist and author Hugh Pym – one of the leading media commentators on the banking crisis – will be joined by actress Cherie Lunghi, fresh from the West End where she has been performing in The Importance of Being Earnest.

Front Nave: £25
Rear Nave: £18
Side Aisles*: £12

*Side Aisle seats are unreserved and most have a restricted view of the performance area.  All ticket holders are guaranteed a seat, and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

This event will finish at approximately 8.30pm.

To purchase wheelchair tickets or for further assistance please contact the box office on 01904 557 208 or