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Favourite Hymns And Carols At Mayor’s Christmas Concert

Published on: 30 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 14 May, 2016

The Mayor of Guildford’s Christmas Concert is one of the musical highlights of the town’s festive season and takes place this year on Sunday, December 13, at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford commencing at 7pm.

Mayors Concert A5 (2) copyOrganised by the Rotary Club of Guildford, this popular annual concert is now in its 63rd year and will once again feature Guildford’s Vivace Chorus, under the baton of their musical director Jeremy Backhouse, as well as seasonal readings by members of the choir.

Besides all the usual well-known hymns and carols, the Vivace Chorus will also be performing musical arrangements seasonal works by David Willcocks, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.

Every year, the mayor’s concert attracts capacity audiences to Holy Trinity Church and raises much-needed funds for local charities, supported by the current mayor, Nikki Nelson-Smith, during her mayoral year.

The chosen charity benefiting from this year’s concert will be The Mayor’s of Guildford’s Local Distress Fund, which provides assistance for local people, who struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis and who need the most basic items, which most of us just take for granted.

A retiring collection will also be take place at the end of the concert for the mayor’s personal chosen charity SATRO, a Guildford organisation that provides real-life experience in the working world for Surrey’s young people, particularly in sphere’s of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children under 12, and are available in advance from Guildford’s Tourist Information Centre at 155, High Street, Guildford; or by calling them on 01483-444334 or at the door.

Tickets can also be booked online at

Seasonal refreshments will be available during the concert’s interval.

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