Tickets go on sale Monday 25 November 2019 for The Lord Mayor’s annual Christmas Carol Concert, which will be taking place on Sunday 15 December at Oxford Town Hall.
The annual Christmas Carol Concert is a wonderful tradition with people returning year upon year to experience the sights of the building’s grand Main Hall at Christmas time.
This year the programme will feature the Oxfordshire County Youth Choir, Oxfordshire Young Singers and the Handy Voices Signing Choir. Students from East Oxford Primary School have also been specially invited by the Lord Mayor to perform. As usual, many of the audience carols will be accompanied by the fabulous Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and the famous Father Willis organ. The concert will also be interpreted in British Sign Language throughout.
“The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carol Concert is a highlight of the festive season. I am delighted to be hosting this year’s event and reinstating the tradition of the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress singing parts in Good King Wenceslas. The concert is in aid of two wonderful organisations, Asylum Welcome and the Low Carbon Hub, which both contribute in very different ways to making Oxford a better, more welcoming city. I very much hope you can join me in supporting their work and I look forward to seeing you at the Concert in the Town Hall on Sunday 15 December.”
The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Craig Simmons
Tickets cost £2.50 each (plus 25p booking fee is purchased online) and can be purchased from the We Got Tickets website. A limited amount of tickets will be available to buy in person from the Cards for Good Causes shop located in the Long Room, Oxford Town Hall. Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm.
Tickets sales and donations from the concert will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s chosen causes: Asylum Welcome and the Lord Mayor’s Climate Change Fund. As one of the biggest fundraising events of the civic year we ask that you give what you can this festive season.
The concert starts at 2.30pm and will finish at 4pm. Guests are asked to be seated by 2.15pm. The Box Office for any unsold or unclaimed tickets will open at 1pm in the Town Hall Reception.
Lord Mayor's Charities
Asylum Welcome is an Oxford-based charity with a national reputation. It works respectfully alongside asylum seekers, refugees and migrants at risk of detention, to promote welcome, safety and opportunities to share talents. AW is a registered immigration advice centre and also provides employment and education advisors, a job club, English lessons, a youth club and social work with unaccompanied children and young people, IT training, food, bicycles and community activities. It runs thanks to 160 active local volunteers, a small expert staff team and the generous donations of local supporters.
The Lord Mayor of Oxford has teamed up with Low Carbon Hub to establish the Lord Mayor’s Climate Change Fund. The Fund will collect donations from individuals and organisations keen to take action on climate change. The money raised will then be invested by The Lord Mayor’s Charity Trust in the Low Carbon Hub’s Community Energy Fund which supports local action to tackle the global issue of climate change making a tangible difference to the future of our community.