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Carols by Candlelight

The Chapter House Choir

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The Chapter House Choir first performed Carols by Candlelight in York Minster in 1965, when the choir was formed to raise funds for the York Minster Appeal. The choir continues to build on its reputation as one of the North of England’s finest chamber choirs, under the leadership of Musical Director Benjamin Morris. The Chapter House Choir will be joined by the Chapter House Youth Choir under the direction of Charlie Gower-Smith.

This ever-popular annual concert will take place in the stunning Nave of York Minster. In addition to traditional choral items old and new, there will be festive music performed by the Handbell Ringers of the Chapter House Choir – a uniquely Christmassy combination in the perfect candlelit setting!

Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Monday 18 September via this page or by calling our Bookings Team on 01904 557200.

Unreserved seating in the Nave Side Aisles can be booked HERE.

Doors will open at 6.45pm.

Ticket prices are:

Front Central Nave £20 / £20

Rear Central Nave £17.50 / £10

Nave Side Aisles £15 / £7.50

Concessions are for students and children.


Pre-concert dinner at York Minster Refectory
4.30pm – 6pm

Enjoy a delicious meal in York Minster Refectory, a brasserie style restaurant with unique views of the cathedral, before the concert.

Choose from a specially created Christmas menu featuring British style favourites made with local, seasonal produce. The perfect way to start your evening.

View the menu HERE . Pre-booking required.

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