Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 15th December and Saturday 17th December 2016
7.30pm - St James Priory, Bristol

Programme includes:

Palestrina Matin responsary
Sweelinck Gaude et laetare
Vaughan Williams The truth from above
Cecilia McDowall Of a rose
Andrea Gabrieli Sancta et immaculata Virginitas
Trad. arr Carpenter The Seven Joys of Mary
James MacMillan Nova! Nova
Franz Biebl Ave Maria
Traditional Coventry Carol
Rodney Bennett In the bleak midwinter
Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est
Trad. arr. Rutter Quem pastores laudavere
Traditional Los coflades
Anon Dulce Jesus mio
Trad. arr Neaum Sing lullaby
Trad. arr Carpenter Sans Day Carol
Trad. arr Carpenter Sussex Carol
Trad. arr Carpenter Still, still, still
Cornelius The Three Kings
Gruber Silent Night
Naji Hakim Noël

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 ticket price will include 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!”


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

Seating plan

The seating plan is not clickable, but you can use the 'Notes' box in the online checkout process to request any particular areas or seats and we will do our best to assign those to you if they are still available.

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Saturday 17th December

How to book

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• Book online at the Exultate Singers shop

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