London's biggest Christmas wind orchestra and choir!

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In 2021 we will be performing at a new venue: Kings Cross, Granary Square, London N1C 4AB

 

You can find Granary Square on this map of the Kings Cross estate - its the first and biggest square you reach when walking North from the underground or Kings Cross/St Pancras rail stations, you can't miss it!

 

Kings Cross is one of the most accessible locations in London to reach by public transport, with excellent rail, underground and bus links. Plan your journey at tfl.gov.uk - the nearest station is Kings Cross St Pancras.

 

Timetable:

  • 12.30pm - register and collect music
  • 1.00 - 2.20pm - performance
  • 2.20 - 2.40pm - break
  • 2.40 - 4.00pm - performance

 

Performance programme:

Click here to view the setlist of carols and songs that we will be performing

(this will be printed for you)

 

We will provide:

  • All sheet music
  • A chair
  • A fun, friendly, festive afternoon

 

Essential to bring with you:

  • Music stand (not required for choir)
  • Warm clothes (we will be outside without cover for 3 hours!)
  • Instrument or singing voice

 

Optional to bring with you:

  • Music stand lights
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Friends and family to listen!

 

What happens if it rains?

Since there will be no cover over our performance space, we will have to cancel in severe wet weather.

If this is likely, a warning email will be sent to participants the day before, followed by a final decision message by 9am on the day.

Performer Information

What about Covid-19?

 

  • You must not attend if you have any covid-19 symptoms, a positive covid-19 test result, or if you have been told to isolate.

  • Our primary covid mitigation is that we are completely outside in the open air. This should maximise ventilation.

  • We encourage you to wear a face covering when in a crowded area (e.g. queueing for music, finding your seat), except while performing.

  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before attending the event.

  • Chairs will be laid out with as much distance as possible between them, aiming for 1m+.

  • Singers should stand in a single line, rather than facing each other or singing directly towards anyone else.

  • Hand sanitiser will be available when collecting your music pack.

  • You can view our Covid-19 risk assessment alongside our main event risk assessment.

 

Sheet music:

We use the "New Christmas Praise" carol books for most of our carols.

We will provide all of the music for you on the day, but if you'd like to practice the music in advance, the carol books can be purchased from any of the following suppliers:

We will perform a few other songs that are not in the book - sadly we cannot share these with you in advance, for copyright reasons.

 

Contact us:

For any enquiries, please email us at info@bigchristmaswindorchestra.org