Christmas with Sonoro

Church Window Mask

Thursday 14 December 7.30pm

Join Sonoro to celebrate the joy of Christmas, with festive choral favourites, new settings of traditional texts, and beautiful arrangements of familiar melodies. Featuring music by Rutter, Howells, McDowall, Lauridsen, and the world premiere of ‘Winter Nights’ by Michael Higgins.   

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Access

    St James’s aspires to be a place where all can belong, and where every person’s gifts and identities are welcome and celebrated. We are working to improve the experience at St James’s in the church building and the online community. We have step-free access from the courtyard to the church, and a toilet for disabled people. The courtyard and Redemption Roasters coffee shop are wheelchair accessible. If you have special access requirements (e.g. wheelchair users) please contact

  • Carol Barnett – Angelus ad virginem 

    William Mathias – A babe is born 

    arr. John Rutter – Wexford Carol 

    Herbert Howells – A spotless Rose 

    Cecilia McDowall – There is no rose 

    Martin Bussey – Balulalow 

    Adolphus Hailstork – The Lamb 

    arr. Robert Lucas Pearsall – In dulci jubilo 

    Michael Higgins – Winter nights (world premiere) 

    Bob Chilcott – Nova! nova! 

    arr. Suzzie Vango – Gaudete 

    Stephen Dodgson – Winter 

    Morten Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium 

    Becky McGlade – In the bleak midwinter 

    Jamie W. Hall – Lisa’s Carol 

    Libby Croad – The First Noel 

    arr. Michael Higgins – Away in a manger 

    Adolphe Adam – O holy night 

    arr. Stuart Nicholson – I saw three ships 

    Ticket prices 

    Gallery £22, Side Aisles £36, Centre Nave £42, Gallery Premium £60, (Under 18s £10). An EarlyBird Discount of 20% will be applied to all tickets booked before 1 December 2023. 

    The Premium ticket includes an invitation to the afternoon rehearsal and a pre-concert reception, plus a complimentary programme. 

    Under 18s – £10 (or £8 with EarlyBird discount)