Carol concerts are a perfect way to get into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas.Advertisement
There are numerous concerts taking place across the city that you can get involved with.
Here is a run down on the ones we know about:
Broughton Parish will be hosting a night of carols on Thursday 30 November, to accompany the lighting of their Christmas tree. Taking place from 6.30pm, you can come along to meet Father Christmas and Deepdale Duck.
This year you can join Preston’s Mayor and Mayoress on Friday 8 December at the Town Hall. Taking place in the Chamber, Octavious Choir will be leading carols conducted by Mr David Scott-Thomas. Tickets are £8.50 and all proceeds will go to chosen charities Galloways Society for the Blind and St Catherine’s Hospice. The pre-show reception with a complimentary drink and canapés will start at 6.30pm, followed by carols at 7pm.
Preston Orpheus Choir is set to perform at St Michael & All Angels Church, Egerton Road, on Saturday 9 December. Taking place from 7pm – 10pm, adults can attend from £10, and children £5.
The Salvation Army is hosting a free carol concert on Saturday 9 December. Located on Harrington Street, off Moor Lane, the Salvation Army will be hosting the community carol concert in aid of victim support.
Winckley Square’s free carol concert is on Sunday 10 December. Taking place around the square’s Christmas tree, the sound of carols will be heard from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. One Voice Community Choir will be performing and it will be signed so Preston’s deaf population can join in the festive celebrations.
Join St Catherine’s Hospice on Sunday 10 December for traditional lessons and carols led by the Company of Voyces Choir. Taking place at St Saviour’s Church, in Bamber Bridge, everyone with a connection to the hospice is welcome to attend, particularly those facing their first Christmas following a bereavement.
Lancashire Sings Christmas Carol Service on Thursday 14 December. Taking place at Brockholes Nature Reserve from 6.30pm – 8.30pm the free event by the fire will feature many well known carols, and will link up with a broadcast on Radio Lancashire.
Archbishop Temple High School will be holding their carol service on Thursday 14 December. Taking place at St John’s Minster, the show choir and whole of Year 7 have prepared songs with their singing teacher. The event is free, and it is hoped that parents, carers and other family members will support the school’s carol event.
Join Saint Anthony’s Singers and Holy Family Choir as they invite you to their Christmas concert on Sunday 17 December. Taking place at St Anthony’s Church, Cadley Causeway, the free event will start at 3pm, and refreshemnts and activities will follow in St Anthony’s Social Club. Get ready to enjoy a a visit from Father Christmas, raffles, a feast of mince pies and more christmas songs from the Lost and Found choir. Donations are welcome and will go towards the St Anthony’s Building Fund.
Carols at the Continental will return on Sunday 17 December. St Stephen’s Community Choir from Broadgate will get a Sunday sing-a-long going from 8.30pm, main bar area, and will end with a raucous version of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Valley Church, in Bamber Bridge, will be hosting two carol services this year, taking place on Sunday 17 December and on Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December. Both evenings will be filled with carols, candles and festive treats to get you in the mood.
UCLan is set to host Preston People’s Choir on Tuesday 19 December for an evening of festive fun. Being held at UCLan’s Media Factory, from 7-9pm, everybody is welcome. It is £3-£6 per session based on your ability to pay, and discounts are available for booking multiple sessions.
Join St Cuthbert’s Church, on Lytham Road, for a Christmas concert with Preston Concert Band on Friday 22 December. Taking place from 7.30 – 10pm, it will be an evening of Christmas themed music, carols and film music performed by the band. Admission is £5, with £3 concessions and there will be interval refreshments. All donations are welcome.
Broughton Church Choir are inviting you to an evening of carols at St John Baptist Church on Saturday 23 December. The choir of approximately 60 choristers of boys and men will lead the service.
Know of any other carol services? Where are you attending? Let us know in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org