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For carol concerts this festive season, I recommend the Halle Christmas carol events in Manchester. They are well worth attending, as they combine a seasonal selection of traditional carols with an amazing orchestra. It’s likely that the heart-warming Hallé Children’s Choir will steal the show. For more carol singing concerts in Manchester, head to Manchester Cathedral where you can drop in to sing some festive tunes, and stay as long as you like.
Further afield, Leeds Minister are holding a Christmas by Candlelight carolling concert with orchestral foursome G4, or get along to Leeds Cathedral for a free concert by local choirs.
York Minister’s Christmas Carol Concerts are stunning, and feature the York Minster Choir performing a mixture of classical and popular Christmas music, with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band leading the audience in Christmas carols. To add a little thrill to the evening, there’s also a special reading from a mystery celebrity.
For something a little different, take the train to Liverpool Cathedral to hear a modern take on a traditional service at the Electric Carols – and there’s even free mulled wine.
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