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Gaudete! A Celebration Of Christmas

15th December 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

All Saints Church, Maidstone

Gaudete! A Celebration Of Christmas

***Online ticket sales are now closed - tickets still available on the door***

Join us for a musical celebration of winter and the festive season as we return to the glorious setting of All Saints Church for this year's Christmas concert, conducted by Sam Willsmore. 

Gaudete | Brian Beck
Sleep | Eric Whitacre
Winter Dances | Fergal Carroll
Hymn to a Blue Hour | John Mackey
The Proclamation of Christmas | Stephen Bulla

English Christmas | Philip Sparke
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach
Nutcracker Suite I+II | Tchaikovsky
Pas de Deux | Tchaikovsky/Leinhart
Sleigh Ride (Winter Nights) | Frederick Delius/Emily Gray
Midnight Sleigh Ride | Tom Wallace

On the door tickets £12 (£10 concessions, under 12s free). 


MWS is going to be supporting TimeForTheHomeless through this Christmas concert.

Members of the band and audience members are encouraged to donate shoe box gift boxes for the organisation's volunteers to give out to the homeless and vulnerable after their Christmas dinner.

We have seen for ourselves the great work that the volunteers do running a soup kitchen beside All Saints Church in Maidstone, where our concert is being held. They also support people across Medway and Swale with food and other items, plus support and advice.

They are particularly looking for donations for men, but ladies' ones are also gratefully received. Here is a few ideas of what items to put In the boxes. These are just ideas and you don't need to include all of the suggested items:

MEN: comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shower gel, socks, gloves, hat, chocolates, sweets or biscuits, playing cards, colouring book, pencils, hand warmers.

LADIES: Brush, hair bobbles, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary items, socks, hat, gloves, sweets, chocolates, biscuits, colouring book, pencils, word search .

If you are coming along, please consider bringing along a shoe box, or items to contribute towards boxes that we will then make up.

Thank you for your support.

All Saints Church, Maidstone

Mill St,
ME15 6YE

All Saints Church is a Grade I listed building, and is described as the grandest perpendicular-style church in Kent, or possibly in the whole of England.

Transport and Parking: All Saints Church is located in central Maidstone close to several Pay and Display public car parks. The closest are College Road long stay car park, or the car park at Lockmeadow across the river via the footbridge. Please note parking charges apply in the evenings. All Saints Church is a short walk across the River Medway from Maidstone West Station.

Toilets: Toilet facilities at All Saints Church are limited. The toilets are located under the archway between the College Road car park and the footpath entrance to the church grounds. They are not wheelchair accessible.

Accessibility: Audience members with accessibility needs can access All Saints Church via a ramped access. Priority seating is also reserved for wheelchair users.

For more information please visit the All Saints Church website.

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