We are very pleased with our line up of Christmas events this year. We start on the 2nd December when we take part in the Victorian Christmas at Callington Pannier Market. Many choirs will be singing and there will be lots of gift and food stalls, our set is at 4pm. We love this event because not only is it very festive indeed but we also appreciate being able to support Callington.
Our major Carol Concert this year takes place on Saturday 16th December at St. Dominic Church at 7:30 pm (please note that the venue was originally St. Andrew’s Church in Bere Ferrers). We will be premiering a brand new Carol which has been composed for us by Andrew Wilson. It is called the ‘Sage Bush Carol’ and tells the story of the flight of the holy family from the wrath of Herod.
The following day the choir will give a Carol service at St. Anne’s Church in Gunnislake at 6:30 pm. This will include traditional carols and lessons. This is a regular annual event for the Callington Singers, which we always look forward to.
On Tuesday December 19th the choir will be singing under the garland in the Great Hall at Cotehele. This is a glorious venue and the beautiful garland really warms the heart.
Please note that this is the first year that the National Trust are trying out a new ticketing system. The aim is to ensure that everyone who wants to can come and see the garland and hear some carol singing. The choirs will all sing for thirty minutes, commencing at 1:00 pm and again at 2:00 pm.
The normal entrance fee applies but in order to visit the Great Hall you will need to book a timed ticket. This can be done via the Cotehele website, where you can also find a complete list of all the choirs who are singing there this year.
As is the case every Christmas, all our carol concerts are free, we really hope you can join us to enjoy some Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas to you all!