Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th December 2014 at 7.45pm

Exultate Singers performs an exquisite programme of Christmas music, the perfect preparation for the festive season. Come and enjoy a wonderfully atmospheric evening in the beautiful surroundings of Bristol’s oldest building, St James Priory. The programme includes Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, a dramatic and evocative work for women’s voices and harp as well as carols and Christmas music old and new.

The ticket price includes interval refreshments of warm mince pies and a Christmas spiced fruit punch, together with a complimentary programme.

Exultate Singers has appeared on Classic FM, on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and BBC television including The One Show and Songs of Praise. The choir is known for its engaging performances, making use of the building’s spatial effects with singers placed in different positions around the hall throughout the concert, enveloping the audience with stunning live surround sound.

“To come in to the glorious building of St James & the ethereal sounds of Exultate - my companion said she thought she’d gone to heaven and I quite agreed! I don’t know how you manage to maintain such a terrific standard of music with such a lovely friendly atmosphere, but please keep doing it!”

Programme includes*:

Herbert Howells A Spotless Rose
Hieronymus Praetorius Ecce Dominus veniet
Bob Chilcott Nova! Nova!
arr. Carter
I wonder as I wander
Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi O magnum mysterium
Naji Hakim Ding Dong! Merrily on high
Thomas Hewitt Jones Lullay, my liking
James MacMillan And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them

Plus traditional carols for choir, with some audience partcipation


St James' Priory, Whitson Street, Haymarket, Bristol BS1 3NZ

Doors open at 7pm.


Tickets for both concerts are sold out

• Programme is subject to change

How to find St James' Priory

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The nearest Bristol City Council car park is on Trenchard Street. Parking is £2.50 for the evening after 6pm. Use the pedestrian exit on level 8 to come out on Park Row and turn right to walk down past the Bristol Royal Infirmary, then turn right down Whitson Street and the entrance to St James Priory is on your left after the bus station.

A limited number of parking for disabled badge holders is available in the car park outside St James Priory itself. Please request parking when you book tickets in the comments box, or email