December 2023 – Christmas concert listings

Christmas music – a round-up of seasonal events

Tuesday 5 December, 18:00, Reading Town HallCarols by Candlelight in support of Launchpad
With the English Martyrs Primary School choir and Take Note Community choir. Seasonal songs, readings and inspiring stories about Launchpad’s work with people in housing crisis.
Tickets £12, information and tickets at
Saturday 9 December, 19:30, St Andrew’s Church – Christmas Concert by Candlelight
Bach Double Violin Concerto – Zipoli Elevazione for oboe and cello. Handel Messiah excerpts – Audience carols
Sunday 10 December, 15:30, at Queen Anne’s School – The Glass Ensemble present A Spotless Rose
Music by Vivaldi, Josquin des Prez, Guerrero, Duruflé, celebrating Mary. Traditional carols
Sunday 10 December, 19:00,at Caversham Heights Methodist Church – Parenthesis Choir Christmas Concert
Conductor Richard Harker with the London String Collective, leader Abi Dance, in aid of Parkinson’s UK. Music by Vaughan Williams, Saint-Saëns, Finzi Tickets £15 from
Tuesday 12 December, 19:30, St Andrew’s Church – Join the Reading Bach Choir for a family friendly ‘Come & Sing’. An hour of well-loved carols and advent songs led by conductor Daniel Mulhoney, followed by festive treats!
Adults, £5, under-16s free. Tickets on the door
Friday 15 December, 19:00 – 21:00, Reading Minster Church – Reading Community Gospel Choir
A medley of Christmas carol favourites to raise money for the Refugee Support Group.
Tickets £10, concessions £5. For further information and to buy tickets, visit
Saturday 16 December, 19:30, Queen Anne’s School – South Chiltern Choral Society with the Hill Primary School Choir
Christmas Concert – Britten A Ceremony of Carols. Traditional carols
Monday 18 December, 18:15, Caversham Court Gardens (or in St Peter’s if weather bad) –Friends of Caversham Court Garden Carol Evening
With the choir of St Peter’s and the Salvation Army Band. Garden floodlit from 18:15, church bells will ring at 19:15. Mulled wine, mince pies and hot chocolate. Free entry/collection