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Sunday 3 December 2023, 2.30pm

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: Granta Chorale

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: Granta Chorale

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of 10th Birthday Celebrations

Join Granta Chorale for a garland of festive music to ease you into the Christmas season.

From Bob Chilcott’s ‘Rose in the Middle of Winter’ to Sarah Cattley’s ‘Ivy Chief of Trees’ to Janet Wheeler’s ‘Christmas Life’, Granta celebrates the greenery which brightens the darkest nights of the year.

The programme spans from the Renaissance right up to the present day, with the choir performing premieres of the winning carols from their inaugural carol competition for young people. Don’t miss this chance to get into the festive spirit and support young composers in our community!

Performance information

Running time

1 hour

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

Cabaret table seating will be available for this performance.

Pay What You Can

We are offering 'Pay What You Can' tickets for this event. We've suggested a recommended price, but you'll have several options to choose to pay more or less than this amount when you select your tickets.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Anon Hannacpachap Cussicuinin 3 mins
  • John Rutter There is a Flower 4 mins
  • Andrew Bruce There is no Rose 3 mins
  • Bob Chilcott The Rose in the Middle of Winter 3 mins
  • Lilian Clarke-Jones Blackwell Carol of the Ages 3 mins
  • Benjamin Britten Hymn to the Virgin 4 mins
  • William Byrd Lullaby 2 mins
  • Errollyn Wallen Peace on Earth 4 mins
  • Gustav Holst Bring us in Good Ale 1 min
  • Sarah Cattley Ivy, Chief of Trees It Is 3 mins
  • Janet Wheeler The Christmas Life 4 mins
  • Oliver Tarney The Wise Men and the Star 3 mins
  • Tamsin Jones Noel: Verbum Caro Factum Est 3 mins
  • Claire Middleton Church Bells 4 mins
  • Trad. arr. Janet Wheeler Ding Dong Diggety! 3 mins


  • Granta Chorale
  • Janet Wheeler musical director

10th Birthday Celebrations

Saffron Hall turns 10 this year! This event forms part of a celebratory weekend packed with concerts, community events, workshops, and special guest performances.

Bright red, pink and white logo reading: 10 years

Information for your visit

Sunday 3 December 2023, 2.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

1.30pm - 2.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

This performance will run straight through without an interval.

Show ends

3.30pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Exterior of Saffron Hall showing the Saffron Walden County High School and Saffron Hall signs next to each other

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