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A Ceremony of Carols

Sunday 20 December, 12pm & 4pm

Part of Christmas at Snape Maltings

Conductor Dominic Ellis-Peckham directs the dynamic Chamber Choir of London in a celebration of Christmas carols in versions created by composers over the last century. Centred on Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, the programme also includes the Coventry Carol, Silent Night, Peace on Earth, The Shepherds Carol and many more.

Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Cecilia McDowall Now May We Singing
Richard Allain Coventry Carol
Peter Wishart Alleluia
Jonathan Rathbone The Oxen
Adrian Peacock Veni Veni Emmanuel
Elizabeth Poston Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down
Bob Chilcott The Shepherd’s Carol
arr.David Willcocks Tomorrow Shall Be Dancing Day
Errollyn Wallen Peace On Earth
Charles Wood Ding Dong Merrily On High
arr.Wolfgang Lindner Silent Night

For the 12pm performances we’re asking you to ‘Pay What You Can’, meaning you can see up to an hour of amazing live music at a price that you feel able to afford.


Your safety and that of our artists and staff is our top priority and so some things will be different to what you’re used to. Key changes are:

  • Reduced capacity in the Concert Hall, with socially distant seating. Tickets are limited to 4 per household.
  • Shorter performances with no interval.
  • Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines).
  • No printed material – no tickets, programmes, or programme notes.
  • Clear signs and helpful staff to make your visit straightforward.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you.

Read the full Covid-safe concert information


Food & Drink

Enjoy stone baked pizza in the heated tipi (pre-booking essential) or a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, bar snacks and nibbles from the Concert Hall Café and Bar.