Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th December 2013 at 7.45pm

Bristol's accomplished chamber choir, Exultate Singers will sing 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 ticket price includes interval refreshments of warm mince pies and a Christmas spiced fruit punch, together with a complimentary programme.

Draft programme

Hodie, Christus natus est - Mathias
Long, long ago - Howells
Ave Maria - Holst
Quem vidistis pastores - Francis Poulenc
Videntes stellam - Francis Poulenc
Hodie Christus natus est - Francis Poulenc
O magnum mysterium - Victoria
Two settings of Hebridean Carols, arranged by Barbara Rusbridge
Quem pastores laudavere – Praetorius
Two Spanish carols, arranged by Andrew Carter
Noël - Naji Hakim
Ding dong merrily on high - Naji Hakim
The little road to Bethlehem - Michael Head
Ave Maria - Franz Biebl
Four new a capella arrangements of traditional carols by Ian Carpenter
In the bleak midwinter - Holst
Mother of God, here I stand - Tavener
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Willcocks
Lux aurumque - Whitacre

Programme is subject to change


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

Doors open at 7pm.


Tickets are £15 for adults, £13 for concessions, £5 for students in full time education and £2 for under 18s, available to purchase online from the Exultate Singers' shop

Tickets can be booked by telephone by calling Opus 13 box office on 0117 923 0164 (card payments accepted). Open from 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Seats are unreserved.

Friends of Exultate Singers

Friends of Exultate Singers tickets are £11.25 for adults, £9.75 for concessions, £3.75 for students in full time education and £1.50 for under 18s

Friends of Exultate Singers pay an annual or lifetime subscription and can book up to two tickets with a 25% discount (up to four tickets for joint memberships) at the shop, and can arrange to have seats reserved for them by contacting David Brown, Friends co-ordinator by email at

Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.

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