Tickets Released for Carols of Light at Durham Cathedral

Posted on October 4th 2022 by Whats on Northeast

Taking place on the 15 December, Carols of Light will be produced by world renowned and multi award-winning lyricist, Sir Tim Rice and is set to be a spectacular and stunning event with hundreds of guests and members of the public experiencing this unique festive concert alongside a line-up of very special guests already confirmed including:

  • BBC One and Classic FM’s Alexander Armstrong
  • World renowned keyboard player and composer, Rick Wakeman CBE
  • Alan Price, musician and original keyboardist in ‘The Animals’
  • Acclaimed Piper Kathryn Tickell
  • Architect and presenter George Clarke
  • BBC Sport commentator Steve Cram
  • Award-winning broadcaster Kate Adie
  • The Right Reverend the Bishop of Durham


Musical performances and readings will be set against the backdrop of the Cathedral’s stunning and famously unique stone vaulted ceiling, with the non-traditional carol concert set to raise thousands for the Foundation and benefit the lives of thousands of children and families across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Carols of Light has only been held once before in 2011 to celebrate the Foundation’s tenth birthday. The evening saw over £100,000 raised and was met with Royal approval with the HRH The Countess of Wessex, the Foundation’s Royal Patron, in attendance.

“We are delighted to announce that tickets have gone on sale for the Carols of Light at Durham Cathedral this Christmas. Since we announced the event earlier this year, we have had an unprecedented number of enquiries for tickets and we are anticipating that this very special event will sell out very quickly.’ explains Foundation of Light Chairman, Sir Bob Murray.

“Working with our friends at Durham Cathedral and Durham University we are putting on this very memorable event, with Foundation Trustee Sir Tim Rice creating an exciting musical line-up, which will include some famous faces as well as provide an opportunity for local schoolchildren and choirs to get involved.

“Every penny raised will be donated to the Foundation of Light, at a time when the charity’s work across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham matters so much to so many.”

Tickets are available from just £25 alongside unique and special hospitality packages are available to purchase from £850.


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