Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Westminster, London 51.499214 -0.1277
Dates & Time:
5.45 PM
Tickets & Cost:
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Get into the Christmas spirit with a performance of Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols", performed by the Choristers of Westminster Abbey.

Britten's much-loved sequence of carols draws on a variety of medieval and early modern texts, and each of the twelve movements is a miniature masterpiece.

It will be preceded by a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.

More classical music:
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