Raise the rafters at Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual Christmas carol concert in Beverley Minster

Tue 14th November 2023
Raise The Rafters At Macmillan Cancer Support S Annual Christmas Carol Concert In Beverley Minster

For the 19th year, Macmillan Cancer Support will be holding its annual carol concert at

Beverley Minster on Tuesday 5th December, set amongst the beautifully decorated firs of the

Christmas Tree Festival.

Concert organiser, Rachel Kirkwood says: “It’s a magical way to get into the festive spirit and

raise the rafters with local choirs, soloists and other performers coming together to celebrate

the season in song”. The audience also gets to participate in a number of Christmas carols

included in the programme.

And that programme is packed! The Hull-based, acapella group, Answers on a Postcard will

appear alongside barbershop singers Humber Harmony, the soloist Jo Pears and Singphonia

ladies choir from York - as well as local school choirs - all of whom will bring their own spin to

the Christmas theme. The whole event will be compared by Phil White, formerly of BBC Radio


Booking early is recommended. This Christmas curtain-raiser is always a popular event.

Rachel says she was thrilled that last year’s sell-out concert raised over £16,000 to help

provide cancer care services to patients and their families in East Yorkshire. And she hopes

this year will be just as successful. “It’s a great way for local people to start getting into the

Christmas spirit,” she says, “while knowing they are helping others in the area who face a

cancer diagnosis, treatment or need other support from Macmillan Cancer Support”

Doors open at 6.15 pm and there will be mulled wine and mince pies on offer before the

concert begins promptly at 7 pm. Tickets cost £15 per person.

Photo Credit John Royle

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