Follow the Stars – Macmillan Carols Event 2022


09 December 2022

09 December 2022
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
St Aldate's

09 December 2022 @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm

St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1DP
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Follow The Stars - Macmillan Carols Event
Follow The Stars – Macmillan Carols Event

About Follow the Stars – Macmillan Christmas Carols Event

Join Macmillan Cancer Support to start your Christmas season with “Follow the Stars – Christmas Carols”, its annual feast of carols, seasonal choral music and literary readings at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

The concert will be live-streamed on YouTube for free on Friday, 09 December 2022, at 8.00pm. However, you can attend the event in person if you’d prefer. 

Join Kirsty Young, Sally Phillips, Toby Jones, Shaun Evans and a host of celebrities in Christ Church Cathedral to kick off your Christmas season. 

It will be a special evening of favourite carols, seasonal choral music, literary readings and, for those that missed last year’s premiere, a new carol composed especially by John Rutter, the nation’s favourite choral composer.

Highlights will include favourite carols and spine-tingling solos from the world-class voices of the Oxford Bach Soloists.

Intermingled with the exceptional music will be celebrities bringing you festive cheer with their performances of Christmas readings; funny, poignant, a little unusual and even surprising but all uplifting. 

This celebration of Christmas has become Macmillan’s single largest fundraising event in Oxfordshire, and as a result of your generosity over the past 25 years, “Follow the Stars – Christmas Carols” has raised more than £550,000 to support Macmillan’s vital work.

Knowing the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic on fundraising and ‘missing diagnoses’, Macmillan needs your help now more than ever. You can help make this the best year’s fundraising ever – buy a ticket, go to Macmillan’s JustGiving page to donate, or become a sponsor by advertising in their full-colour programme.

We recommend early booking for this popular concert.


“The singing was extraordinary.”

Will Gompertz

“Utterly, utterly beautiful. If the magic of Christmas were summed up in a carol concert, it’s this. Wonderful.

Tom Hollander

“Utterly wonderful!!”

Alexander Armstrong



£30.00 – £125.00


You can sign up to receive the Livestream link. You will need to enter your contact information so they can send you the link and give you further information about the event. 

Unless you have previously told Macmillan otherwise, they won’t contact you about anything else. You can unsubscribe from emails about the event at any time. You can review Macmillan’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Ticketing information

Prices: Tickets from £30 to £125

Duration: 90 minutes, with no intervals.

A full-colour programme is included in your ticket price.

Gold seats include the VIP Champagne reception after the event.

For Green Tickets, click in the box that says “KEY – Green Seating Area”. As they are unreserved seats, they are not listed on the price list with the Gold, Silver and Red seats.

*All appearances by celebrity supporters are subject to filming commitments.

Please note – professional photographs, film, and a live stream may be taken during this event. By attending the event, you are consenting to the subsequent use of any photos or film of you in any printed or online media for editorial or promotion purposes by the Follow the Stars – Macmillan Carols Committee, their affiliates and sponsors.