Over 300 musicians who come together annually for a huge musical afternoon, performing festive music in Spitalfields Market in London! Everyone is welcome, whether a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner, with any wind orchestra instrument or just your voice. We perform a wide range of well-known Christmas songs, with sheet music provided for all performers. This year our festive extravaganza will be the biggest yet!
The Big Christmas Wind Orchestra was formed in 2012 by friends who wanted to bring a few performers together for a grand Christmas play-through; it was so successful that we carried on and grew and grew! Conducted by Matthew Hardy, musicians from London and around the UK come together in an annual performance. We mix amateurs and professionals, with a real focus on (re-)introducing people into making music through an enormous, inspirational event.
We usually perform for three hours at the iconic Spitalfields Christmas Market under the white canopy in Bishop's Square.
Any musician is welcome, regardless of ability, and no rehearsal is required - we provide the sheet music to play Christmas carols and tunes that are accessible to everyone.