RNS Christmas by Candlelight

Enjoy the candlelit atmosphere of our region’s beautiful churches and listen to virtuosic solo concertos and Christmas instrumental music showcasing our marvellous musicians. Programme includes ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, alongside contrasting classical favourites.

This seasonal favourite is always a sell-out, so book early to guarantee your seat.

St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington | Thursday 5 December
St Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw, Durham | Thursday 5 December
St Michael’s Church, Alnwick | Friday 6 December
St Mary the Virgin, Richmond | Friday 6 December
Stockton Parish Church, Stockton | Saturday 7 December
All Saints Church, Rothbury | Saturday 7 December | More seats added!
St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle | Sunday 8 December | More seats added!
Hexham Abbey, Hexham | Tuesday 10 December | SOLD OUT
St George’s Church, Cullercoats | Wednesday 11 December | SOLD OUT
Sunderland Minster, Sunderland | Wednesday 11 December

Booking Information

Online sales for each concert will close at 5pm the day before the concert. Tickets may then be available on the door but online booking is recommended.

Programme One

Grieg Holberg Suite
Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E minor
Grieg Våren (Last Spring) from Two Elegiac Melodies Op.34
Vivaldi Winter from Four Seasons
Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets
Grieg Quartet No.1

This programme will be performed in Alnwick, Stockton, Hexham and Sunderland.


Programme Two

Albinoni Concerto for Two Oboes in F, Op.9, No.3
Schreker Intermezzo Op.8 and Scherzo
Punto Horn Concerto No.5
Vivaldi Winter from ‘Four Seasons’
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.3 in D

This programme will be performed in Darlington, Richmond, Rothbury, Carlisle and Cullercoats.