Events for December 2022

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Friday 2nd December

Scunthorpe & North Lincolnshire Concert Society

Ensemble Hesperi (early music ensemble)


Outwood Academy Foxhills, Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8LJ

Ensemble Hesperi will be playing a very varied selection of Baroque music including pieces by Corelli and Handel, alongside lesser-known gems from eighteenth-century Scotland.

Tickets £18.  Free tickets are available for students in full-time education and schoolchildren accompanied by an adult but please book them in advance.

Telephone 01144 574570 or email:

There is on-site parking and easy access to the auditorium.

Saturday 3rd December

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Handel Messiah (Complete)

Richard Laing - Conductor

April Fredrick - Soprano

Ciara Hendrick - Mezzo-Soprano

Nathan Vale - Tenor

Andrew Ashwin - Baritone

Michael Overbury - Continuo


Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Please visit the website for further details, or go directly to the ticketing page 

Sunday 4th December

Louth and District Concert Society



Riverhead Studio, Louth LN11 0BX

To drive the cold winter away....journey back in musical time with the early music ensemble, Sixteen85.

Sixteen85 invite you to a relaxed winter evening of "seasonal" songs and instrumental music drawn from the 13th through to the 19th century.

Their programme will include familiar carols, up-beat seasonal songs, jolly Tudor instrumental dances (featuring crumhorns), showpieces for recorders and harpsichord, tuneful trio sonatas, beautiful solo songs and more.  Ensemble members will briefly introduce the instruments, and the music, and are always happy to talk further with audience members after the concert.

Tickets £10.

Available at the Box office 01507 600350 or online at 

Seasonal refreshments will be served.

Wednesday 7th December

Allegro Appassionato

Gail and Chris Hinkins

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

Both are well-known and accomplished performers in Horncastle, notably with the Choral Society. Lion Theatre and St Mary's Church, where Chris is the organist. Soprano Gail enjoys music of all kinds and her songs are sure to lead you into the winter festivals with a flourish and plenty of seasonal sparkle. 

For more information please visit

Saturday 10th December

Cabra Singers

Christmas Carol Concert


Welton Methodist Church

A concert of carols, traditional and less familiar.  The ever-popular Christmas concert from this local four-part choir.

Tickets are £5 including refreshments.

For advance tickets ring Dave Rosier 01673 861026, Mandy Hackney 01673 861303, Ruth Wilson 01673 861461.  Tickets also available on the door.

Saturday 10th December

Stamford Arts Centre

SIMFestival Winter Finale

Freya Goldmark and Friends


Stamford Arts Centre

The SIMFest Ensemble will come together for this concert of string chamber orchestra works including Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Stravinsky Concerto for Strings.

Tickets are £18.

You can book online at The phone lines are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 1 hour before shows and films. In person tickets can be purchased Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 2pm and before every event.  

Saturday 10th December

Gainsborough Choral Society

Carols for All


All Saints' Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JS

With Lincoln Pro Musica and QEHS pupils

Tickets £13 reserved, £10 unreserved, £2 (U14) available on the door or online at 

Saturday 10th December

Sleaford Choral Society

Christmas Concert


St Deny's Church, Sleaford

Featuring Christmas Messiah, other seasonal works and traditional carols.

Tickets available on door for £10, under 16's enter free of charge. Includes a finger buffet at the interval. Wine and soft drinks are available, not included in ticket price.

Find more information at or email  

Saturday 10th December


The Jo Harrop Quartet

Jo Harrop - Vocals

Paul Edis - Piano

Jihad Darwish - Bass

Joel Barford - Drums


The Blue Room, The Lawn, Lincoln

Jo has been touring her new album 'The Heart Wants' following her critically acclaimed 2020 release 'Weathering The Storm'. Seductive explorations of human emotions co-written with pianist Paul Edis. 

Tickets are £16, £14 (Jazzpac Members), £8 Under-18s

For more information and to book tickets call 01522 529 717 or email

Wednesday 14th December

Grantham Choral Society

A Christmas Feast

Featuring Samuel Davie - Baritone

Jeffrey Makinson - Organ

Conducted by David Humphreys


ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham

Seasonal words and Music. 

Tickets are £6, (school age free)

Available from Guildhall Box Office, A H Music, Society members and on the door

Friday 16th December

Stamford Arts Centre

Five Star Swing at Christmas

Five Star Swing Band


Stamford Arts Centre

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells!

Tickets are £20. 

You can book online at The phone lines are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 1 hour before shows and films. In person tickets can be purchased Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 2pm and before every event. 

Saturday 17th December

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Family Carol Concert


Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas music at these ever popular, child-friendly concerts. The choir and band lead the audience in well-loved Christmas carols, while the choir provides more peaceful interludes with celestial carol settings. The Thoresby Colliery Band adds sparkle with its solo items.

Please visit our website for further details, or go directly to our ticketing page 

Saturday 17th December

 Louth Choral Society

Christmas by Candlelight

Louth Choral Society

Thomas Hewitt Jones

George Elson, Baritone

Conducted by Allan Smith, Musical Director

Piano Accompaniment - David Parker, Assistant Musical Director


St James’s Church Louth

A delightful candle lit evening of Christmas themed music with audience participation and also featuring the world premiere of our recently commissioned work,  ‘The Canticle of the Creatures’ composed and conducted by Thomas Hewitt Jones.

We are also delighted to welcome local up and coming baritone, George Elson who will take the solo spot for R. Vaughan Williams' 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols'.

Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer of contemporary, classical and commercial music. He is probably best known for his commission by the Royal School of Church Music to write the RSCM Platinum Jubilee Anthem ‘In Our which Service’. He won BBC Young Composer Competition in 2003 and since then his music has been produced by many major music publishers and is frequently heard in concert and on radio, TV and cinema. His music is regularly featured on Classic FM, including most recently his violin concerto ‘Christmas Party”. His composition, “Canticle of the Creatures“ has been commissioned for Louth Choral Society and will be performed for the first time at this Christmas concert.

George Elson, a singer and instrumentalist from Alford, Lincolnshire. He studied at QEGS Alford, secondary school and sixth form, where he often played roles in the school shows such as Raoul (Phantom of the Opera) and Billy Flynn (Chicago). George is now studying Vocal Studies and Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he sings early music, art songs, and choral works in addition to playing jazz clarinet in his free time.

Tickets - Reserved £15, accompanied 18s £8.  Unreserved £8, under 18's free.

Available at or from Beaumont's Bridge Street, Louth