After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Lord Mayor of Oxford’s annual Christmas carol concert, which raises money for local charities, will take place at the Oxford Town Hall on Sunday, 18 December 2022 from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.
The annual Christmas carol concert is a wonderful tradition, with people returning year after year to experience the sights of the building’s grand Main Hall at Christmas time. The programme will feature the usual array of festive Christmas carols, many of which will encourage the audience to join in.
The Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and Choir, plus the West Oxford Young Singers, will be giving a delightful rendition of the UK’s best-loved carols plus a few new ones – not to forget everyone’s favourite: The Twelve Days of Christmas. Accompanying the orchestra will be the famous Father Willis organ.
Tickets sales and donations from the concert will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s chosen causes: Aspire, Asylum Welcome and Emmaus Oxford. It is one of the largest fundraising events of the civic year, so please give what you can this festive season.
Tickets bought online are subject to a booking fee.
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy in person from the Cards for Good Causes shop located in Oxford Town Hall. Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10.00am till 4.00pm.
The concert will be interpreted in British Sign Language throughout. If you require a seat with a good view of the interpreter, please select ‘Disabled/BSL’ tickets for everyone in your party.
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 1.00pm in the Town Hall Reception.
Established in 2001, Aspire empowers people to rebuild their lives and futures and realise their potential by providing person-centred employment, enterprise development, housing and support opportunities. Aspire tackles these complex social issues through a unique enterprise model which offers professional services to local businesses, academic institutions and private customers. It also provides life-changing work experience and employment opportunities to the individuals it supports.
Asylum Welcome offers information, advice and practical support to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants living in Oxfordshire. It helps adults, young people and families to feel safe, respected and understood as members of our diverse community. Although it has modern offices in East Oxford, Asylum Welcome remains primarily a volunteering organisation – with a staff team and over 100 active volunteers running a wide range of services.
Emmaus Oxford is a charity that provides a home for as long as it’s needed and meaningful work for people who have experienced homelessness. From house clearances to getting involved with the wider community, Emmaus offer a wide range of services. A store on Barns Road in Cowley raises vital funds for the charity. The shop is a treasure trove of quality preloved furniture and a great place to browse vintage household items, clothing and bric-a-brac.
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