Joy of Christmas

An annual feast of festive music and readings for the whole family!

Every year, Jubilate hosts a multi-choir Christmas festival at different venues such as Cheltenham Town Hall or our larger urban churches – venues which are able to cater for large audiences together with multiple choirs and an orchestra.

Bringing together school and university choirs from across the county and regularly presented by BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Vernon Harwood, the Joy of Christmas has become a highlight of the Cheltenham Christmas Calendar.

The 2020 Joy of Christmas will be at 7.30pm on Saturday 5th December 2020 at St Matthews Church, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3PL

Above is the poster for the 2019 performance which was presented by Vernon Harwood, BBC and featured the English Concertante Orchestra with Leader George Ewart; rehearsed and conducted by Ian Higginson. Performing Choirs included Jubilate Chamber Choir, University of Gloucestershire & Community Choir, St. Edward’s School Choir, Dunalley Primary School Choir and Saint John’s C of E Primary School Choir and Airthrie School Choir.

The venue for The Joy of Christmas 2019was St Matthews Church, on the corner of Clarence St, and St George’s Place.

Tickets: Adults £12,00, Senior Citizens £10.00, Under 21’s £8.00 will be available from the performing schools, on the door or in advance from the Wilson Art Gallery / Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham. (Tel: 01242 387488).

Note: Tickets purchased in advance from performing schools will be discounted.