Full house for annual Oxford Christmas Carol concert

By Will Walker

It was a full house for the Lord Mayor’s annual Christmas Carol concert as the Town Hall was given some festive cheer.


The annual concert saw hundreds of people gather on Sunday between 2.30pm and 4pm to hear and take part in a full complement of Christmas song.


Lord Mayor Mohammed Altaf-Khan led the evening which saw a sold out crowd sing a host of traditional Christmas carols.


The concert has been a festive staple for Oxford families since the very first one held in 1916, with audiences gathering in the main hall to sing along with an orchestra.


This year’s programme featured the Oxfordshire County Youth Choir supported by the Witney Youth Choir, the Oxfordshire Young Singers, and Oxford City Council’s own City Chambers Choir.


The Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, conducted by John Traill, provided musical accompaniment along with Harry Baigent on the famous Father Willis organ.


Ticket sales for the event were donated to the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities which include Crisis Skylight, Quest for Learning and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

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