Guards Chapel Christmas Carol Concert


Guards Chapel Christmas Carol Concert

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The perfect way to start your Christmas Celebrations.

Join us for spectacular performances from internationally acclaimed artists in the beautiful setting of the Guards Chapel in Wellington Barracks.

Hosted by Macmillan Vice President, Martyn Lewis CBE, the evening will include readings from a variety of Macmillan’s celebrity supporters, such as Vanessa Redgrave, Ed Stourton and Mary Beard, as well as music from some of the classical world’s most talented stars..

The perfect way to kick off the Christmas season, performers will include cellists Guy Johnston and Sheku Kanneh-Mason who have both been named BBC Young Musicians of the Year, in 2000 and 2016 respectively. Trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin-Vary will also perform for guests in the beautiful setting of the Guards Chapel, as will the London Contemporary Orchestra.

The audience will also be invited to join the Royal Military Chapel Choir in singing festive carols with the Band of the Scots Guards also performing.

The concert is followed by the opportunity to enjoy champagne and canapés in the Officers’ Mess after the evening’s entertainment. This is a very special event for Macmillan and an all-time favourite for many of our supporters.

In 2015, a fantastic £120,000 was raised for people affected by cancer.


£40 - Unreserved Seating Buy Here

£80 Unreserved Seating with Post Concert Reception Buy Here

£90 - Reserved Seating - Buy Here

£125 – Reserved Seating with Post Concert Reception - Buy Here

Please Note: Macmillan Cancer Support is unable to offer refunds for tickets or tables purchased or invoiced.

Corporate Partnerships

We are now looking for companies who can sponsor, advertise and donate to the event. To find out more about corporate partnership opportunities at Guards Chapel, please contact the event team directly at or call 0207 840 4800.

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How can I buy tickets for the Guards Chapel Christmas Concert?

If you're interested in attending the event, or want to find out more, please call us on 0207 840 4800.


How do I get to the venue?

Guard’s Chapel
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

The nearest tube station to the event is St James Park.


What are the timings for the event?

Doors will open at 6.10 pm. The concert will commence at 7 pm and will conclude at 8.30 pm. The post concert reception will conclude at 9.45 pm.


How do I dress for the evening?

Smart. Please note that guests may find the chapel cold, so coats are advisable. A cloakroom will be available to guests attending the reception.


Is there disabled access at the venue?

How can I sponsor this event?

We've got lots of great opportunities for sponsorship. Please contact Rebecca Harfield on or call 020 7480 4800 to find out more.


I am unable to attend but would like to support with a donation, how do I donate to the event?

Please donate by calling 020 7840 4800 to pay over the phone with credit or debit card.


I can't attend the Guards Chapel Christmas Concert, how can I donate?

Please contact the Special Events team on 0207 840 4800 to pay by card over the phone.

Alternatively, please post a cheque made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support to:

Rebecca Harfield
Macmillan Special Events
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UQ


Sponsorship packages from £3,500 – £10,000

We work with you to build a bespoke package that specifically meets the objectives and culture of your organisation.

Standard content included in all packages:

  • Fantastic opportunity to entertain your clients and colleagues.
  • Access to a high net worth audience of 700
  • VIP tickets to the concert and reception (numbers will vary)
  • Colour advert within the event programme
  • Prominent logo included in the sponsor acknowledgement page in the programme

Bespoke package – potential content to your organisation:

  • Exclusive opportunity to meet with performers and readers following the concert
  • Your logo and weblinks on the Macmillan website
  • Branding throughout event and reception
  • Social media activity

Advertising Within the Event Programme

Full Page Colour £1000

Half Page colour £500

This event raised


which could pay for two Macmillan nurses for a year.

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