The CBSO’s annual Choral Christmas concerts are like the German Market and the Hippodrome panto: a real Birmingham tradition!

Join the CBSO plus our whole family of choirs and the incredible Anna Lapwood, for an evening of seasonal music old and new. We tell the Story of Christmas in the first half featuring classic tunes like Hark the Herald and Ding Dong Merrily on High, before the orchestra let loose after the interval with festive favourites including Sleigh Ride and The Night Before Christmas. And of course, there's your chance to join in and sing along too. There’s no more tuneful way to start your celebrations – and everyone’s welcome.

About Choral Christmas with Anna Lapwood

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Take a sneak peek at the music in this concert.

Sleigh Ride Anderson


  • Vaughan Williams, This Truth is sent from above 
  • Stuart Nicholson orch. John Rutter, Ding Dong Merrily on High 
  • Roxanna Panufnik, Ave Maria 
  • Handel, For unto us a child is born (from Messiah) 
  • Bob Chilcott, While Shepherds Watched 
  • Will Todd, We Three Kings 
  • Darius Battiwalla, In dulci jubilo 
  • Jonathan Scott, Christmas Celebration 
  • John Rutter, Gloria Patri (from Magnificat) 
  • Mendelssohn arr. Wilcocks, Hark the Herald 
  • Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride 
  • Philip Lane, The Night Before Christmas 
  • J. Forbes l'Estrange & A. L'Estrange, Presence 
  • Sklyar & Beck, Sparklejollytwinklejingly 
  • Jonas Brothers, arr. Mac Huff, Like it's Christmas 
  • Kristina Arakelyan, Star Fantasy 
  • John Rutter, What Sweeter Music 
  • Arr. Willcocks, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
  • Arr. Ledger, O Come All Ye Faithful 
  • Arr. Chilcott, We Wish You A Merry Christmas 

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