Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Friday 23 February |
Saint of the Day: St. Polycarp
Aleteia logo
Art & Culture
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Photos: Ringing in Christmas with the Westminster Cathedral Choir


© Mazur/

Aleteia Image Department - published on 12/24/18

The annual concert is considered one of the most beautiful celebrations in the world.

Every year the Westminster Cathedral Choir rings in Christmas with their annual concert. It’s an event that’s breathtaking in sight and sound, as the choir, made up of 20 boy trebles and altos aged 8-13 and 10 professional Lay Clerks, sing traditional Christmas carols in a candle-lit Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of the Catholic Church of England and Wales.

This year the choir and orchestra performed music by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Handel, Poulenc, Howells, Warlock, Darke, Mawby and Esenvalds. Founded in 1901, the Choir is the only Catholic cathedral choir in the world to sing daily Mass and Vespers, while also performing concerts at home and abroad.

Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.