Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Quintin Beer

The Spirit of Christmas 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017 at 2:00pm & 5:30pm
St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden

SWCS’s annual celebration of Christmas music at the wonderfully atmospheric St. Mary’s Church is as much a part of Christmas as the seasonal markets and lights. Our two festive concerts feature traditional and modern carols sung by SWCS and its youth choir SignuptoSing together with the Saffron Walden Town Band and choirs from local schools.

Tickets are available from Saffron Walden TIC, participating schools and on the door (we strongly advise buying your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!).

Compose a Carol Competition

Highlights of the two concerts include a performance of the winning carols in our annual Compose a Carol Competition. Every year we invite aspiring young composers from local schools to write a carol in whatever style they choose for entry into the Junior (school years 3-6) and Senior (school years 7-13) sections. Original entries can be in whatever style the composer choose but should be ready for submission by the closing date to . We particularly welcome entries from senior school students, who could win a pair of tickets to see a high-profile musical in London! The winning carols are broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridge on the Sunday morning (December 10 2017) following concert day. For more information feel free to check the Community Events page.