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— April 28, 2024

Charities receive £6200

Donations totalling £6200 were donated recently to local charities

— December 19, 2023

BBC Radio York to broadcast Carol Concert

A recording of the Carol Concert will be broadcast on Christmas Day

— December 18, 2023

Cracking Start to Christmas

The 65th Anniversary Carol Concert great entertainment

— December 9, 2023

Win Carol Concert Tickets with BBC Radio York

BBC Radio York are offering the chance to win family tickets to the Carol Concert

— October 26, 2023

Ladies on track

Rehearsals start for Track 29 Ladies Close Harmony Chorus

— October 11, 2023

The Snappy Trust

The Press have nominated The Snappy Trust to benefit from Carol Concert this year

— August 9, 2023

Local businesses supporting Carol Concert

Three local businesses pledge support to Carol Concert

— August 9, 2023

Tickets for 65th Anniversary Carol Concert now on sale

You can now purchase your tickets for this years Carols at the Barbican

— May 17, 2023

Over £6000 donated to charities

Local charities benefit from York's Annual Community Carol Concert

— March 28, 2023

Long time Musical Director and First President Passes

Sadly we announce the death of John Warburton

— December 15, 2022

More than 1,300 at York’s Community Carol Concert at York Barbican

The Press report on the 2022 Carol Concert

— November 30, 2022

Santa Stops to Shop

Santa stopped off at Morrisons Foss Islands to receive some supplies for the Carol Concert

— November 2, 2022

Morrisons supporting Carol Concert

Welcome aboard Morrisons supermarket on Foss Islands Road

— July 9, 2022

Tickets go on sale from Monday 1 August

Get your Christmas off to a cracking start with this ever-popular festive event. After 64 successful years this long-running community carol concert appeals to all ages and still plays to full houses. Appearing on stage this year: • York Railway Institute Band • Scarcroft Primary School • St Oswald’s CE Primary School • Stamford Bridge Community Choir • Steve Cassidy The Musical Director is Mike Pratt and hosting the event will be Rev Andrew Foster and BBC Radio York presenter, Adam Tomlinson. Join in with all your favourite Christmas carols and songs – whilst also listening to some of our local, very talented choirs and musicians. Proceeds from the concert will be shared by the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of York’s Christmas Cheer Fund along with Martin House Children’s Hospice (The Press nominated charity).

— February 11, 2022

Press name Chidren's Hospice as their nominated charity

Martin House Children's Hospice have been named by The Press as their chosen charity for the 2022 Carol Concert

— December 22, 2021

Carol Concert on BBC Radio York

Thie Carol Concert will be available to hear over Christmas on BBC Radio York

— December 14, 2021

We're Back !!

Finally the York Community Carol Concert returns to the York Barbican

— December 3, 2021

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Rehearsing at Dringhouses Primary School

— December 1, 2021

Christmas sing-a-long

Stamford Bridge Community Choir in rehearsal

— November 30, 2021

Clifton Green Primary School Tune-in

It's rehearsal time for school choir

— September 10, 2021

Online Tickets only on sale

Only online ticket purchases can be made at present

— May 29, 2021

Donations Finally Presented

Charities finally receive donations from 2019

— December 18, 2020

Christmas Eve Carols

BBC Rado York broadcast Virtual Carol Concert

— December 7, 2020

Listen online to a compilation of Carol Concerts from previous years

— November 2, 2020

Carol Concert 2020 CANCELLED

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic - Carol Concert 2020 has been cancelled

— July 31, 2020

Tickets still not on sale

Due to HM Government restrictions Carol Concert tickets still not available

— June 5, 2020

New date for ticket sales

Update on assessing Covid-19 restrictions

— June 5, 2020

We say goodbye to dear Anne

Courageous Anne loses her cancer battle

— March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic

— December 16, 2019

Festive concert is a sell-out

A packed audience enjoyed carols at York Barbican

— December 9, 2019

Tesco give that bit Extra

Tesco Extra stores support Carol Concert

— November 24, 2019

Barbican carol concert on song for York charity

Barbican carol concert on song for York Against Cancer

— October 16, 2019

Rowley on board

Rowley & Sons have joined our expanding number of Carol Concert partners

— October 14, 2019

Ticket Sales Going Well

Tickets sales for Carol Concert reach 700

— April 27, 2019

Local Charity for 2019 Carol Concert

York Against Cancer chosen for 2019 Carol Concert

— April 27, 2019

Extra Cheer for Charities

Local charities benefit from Carol Concert

— December 19, 2018

BBC Radio York Broadcast News

Carol Concert highlights to be broadcast on Christmas Day

— December 19, 2018

Singing, Santa and Snow

All the elements for a spectacular Christmas concert

— December 7, 2018

Please arrive early for Carol Concert

As Carol Concert nears sell-out a plea from organisers to arrive early

— November 29, 2018

A big thank you to our sponsors

Festive support from York businesses for Carollers

— November 29, 2018

Tesco - giving "Extra" help

Two Tesco Extra stores donate Christmas hampers for Carol Concert

— November 28, 2018

Tickets nearing sell-out

With just over two weeks to go - tickets are selling fast

— June 23, 2018

Welcome to "The Island"

Press nominate local charity

— June 23, 2018

Tickets go on sale

Tickets will go on sale at 10.00 am on Monday 2 July 2018

— April 25, 2018

Cash Bonanza for Charities

Three local charities received cash boosts to their funds

— December 23, 2017

Let it snow

Although it was a mild afternoon outside - there was snow inside the Barbican

— December 23, 2017

Thank you John

John Warburton honoured for his service to Carol Concert

— December 23, 2017

Let's get the show on the road

It was an early start for volunteers helping prepare for the Carol Concert

— November 17, 2017

Shepherd Group Sponsor Carol Concert

Local manufacturing and engineering company Shepherd Group become main sponsor of Carol Concert

— November 17, 2017

Hiscox - support for York Civic Youth Choir

York Civic Youth Choir sponsored by Hiscox

— June 23, 2017

Diamond Jubilee - Lineup

All the performers for the Diamond Jubilee Carol Concert announced

— May 5, 2017

It's a Cracker

£5000 donated to various charities from the 2016 Carol Concert

— February 19, 2017

Diamond Jubilee 2017

2017 sees our Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 York Community Carol Concerts

— December 13, 2016

Singing their hearts out at the Barbican

Read "The Press" report of our sell-out Carol Concert

— December 7, 2016

Hot off the Press

WoodRichardson working to deadline for Carol Concert programme

— November 18, 2016

Military Wives on Parade

Steve Cassidy and Mike Pratt visit Military Wives Choir in rehearsal

— November 7, 2016

Huntington Primary Academy tune in

Steve Cassidy visits Huntington Primary Academy for a rehearsal

— November 5, 2016

Guildhall gets posted

York Guildhall does their bit to publicise the Carol Concert

— September 30, 2016

Sounding Brass

Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band are already rehearsing for Carol Concert

— September 27, 2016

Edgar the Elephant hits the right note

York Mind mascot Edgar the Elephant meets participants in this year's York Community Carol Concert

— September 6, 2016

York Mind chosen as The Press Charity for Chrismas 2016

We are delighted to announce the partnership of The Press with York Mind as their chosen charity for the York Community Carol Concert 2016

— July 16, 2016

Tickets NOW on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Carol Concert at the York Barbican Box Office

— February 13, 2016

Donations of £4,500 handed out from Community Carol Concert

DONATIONS totalling £4,500 have been handed out in the wake of the hugely successful York Community Carol Concert.

— February 11, 2016

Sad Passing of Committee Member Janet High

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the sad passing of committe member Janet High on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

— February 10, 2016

York's 59th Annual Community Carol Concert

This long established, popular, family Carol Concert will again be held at York Barbican on Sunday 11th December 2016 at 2.30 pm.


— August 9, 2023

Local businesses supporting Carol Concert

Three local businesses pledge support to Carol Concert