Mr Mayor, you spoil us

Southampton Mayor’s Carol Service

Wednesday 20th December


For many years now the Christmas season for the choir has been busy with events, as indeed it is for most choirs, but for us the traditional final gig before the turkey gets defrosted is the Mayor’s Carol Service, originally intended for Civic Centre staff and held in the main entrance hall of the Civic Centre, but anyone can come.

Southampton Civic Centre


It’s an impressive venue, with wide stairs and brilliantly painted plasterwork, and is a nice place to sing just at the peak of the festive season (punch and mince pies afterwards of course).

Southampton Guildhall Square looking very festive

This year however, in an attempt to be more available to the community at large the event will take place outside in the Guildhall Square, so it’s wrap up warm time, get those lanterns out and Sing!

This will be on Wednesday 20th December at 3:30pm in Guildhall Square


This is always a lovely occasion, the proximity to Christmas and the sense that the excessive run up is nearing its end makes for a short but sweet event, ending as we eat the traditional mince pies and drink the mulled wine in the Mayoral parlour, trying to relax on the posh sofas in the knowledge that the old vocal chords will be getting a rest, at least for a few weeks.

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