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Christmas Music at QM

The QM Family is invited to join our Christmas events.

Online Christmas music events

Christmas Concert

19:00, Friday 17th December.

Get in the Christmas spirit with an evening of festive music presented by the QM Music Department, designed to celebrate the music-making and hard work that has happened throughout the Winter Term.

You can download the concert programme here

The video below will premiere at 19:00 on Friday 17th December. Check back soon to watch it live!

Dr Samantha Horseman, Director of Music

"This week has really seen QM at it's very best. Whilst nothing can quite beat the spark of a live performance, and recording our ensembles without that final 'last week flurry' of rehearsals has certainly brought some challenges, our musicians have been an inspiration with their resilience, dedication and determination.

It has been a joy to work with them all so closely this week. There is an exciting array of musical items as a result, right through from our inclusive YI and II choir, Cantiamo, to our senior musicians and Chamber Choir. It has been particularly special this year to work on the world premiere of the beautiful Lute-Book Lullaby by Bernard Trafford as part of our carol service.

The Music Department is blessed to have a committed team working alongside the girls, and I must give special recognition this year to Mr Hartley-Stevens, Mr Dearsley, our theatre technician Mr Schneider, and the whole team of visiting music teachers who have really pulled together and supported the girls through the process.

It was great to have our musical staff involved with Mr Fairnington, Mr Grant and Mrs Thomas, and a further thank you must be offered to Peter Coulson and James Draper from Durham Cathedral who were able to join us to sing Tenor and Bass alongside our staff.

So, until we can welcome you back to our live Concerts and High Services safely, please enjoy watching our digital Christmas events as a family, with a glass of something warm and the volume turned up!"

Festival of Lessons and Carols

11:00, Saturday 18th December.

Join our traditional Christmastime service, interspersed with Christmas carols sung by the Queen Margaret's Chamber Choir.

You can download the order of service here.

Watch below from 11:00 on Saturday 18th December.

Advent Service

The first festive event of the year was our Advent Service on Friday 26th November.

This year’s Advent Service was a wonderful opportunity to see our Chamber Choir perform as part of QM’s new series of High Services. It was also a chance to follow the Christian tradition of taking a pause from our busy lives to focus on the preparation for Christmas.

You can view the service below and download the order of service here.

You might also like to see the winning designs from our Christmas Card competition this year...

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