Canterbury Cathedral hosts Carols by Candlelight

The world-wide carol service takes place in December, featuring recitals and choral performances lit only by candlelight.

Having started in Australia in the 1930s, the service has since spread all over the world.

The atmosphere in the Cathedral coupled with the choral performances was wonderful!

Jennifer Moore, an audience member, said: “The service was brilliant. The atmosphere in the Cathedral coupled with the choral performances was wonderful!”

The inside of the Cathedral. Credit to Steve Cadman on Flickr.

Here’s a clip from Canterbury Christchurch Gospel Choir singing a Kirk Franklin song.

 

University choirs and dancers performed throughout the 90 minute-long service, which was in aid of Catching Lives,¬†an ‘independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent’.

Afterwards, the audience were invited to take mulled wine and mince pies, and an impromptu performance from the Gospel Choir accompanied the festivities.

This event is the first of the month for Kent, but similar services will be held all over Kent.

This comes ahead of the Gospel Choir’s Christmas concert on Saturday the seventh of December.