Hundreds of musicians who come together annually for a huge festive musical afternoon, performing Christmas music in central 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 bringing people into regular making music through an enormous, inspirational event.
We usually perform carols and other Christmas music for three hours at a central London location, bringing festive cheer to all of our performers and a growing crowd around our festive musical extravanganza.
Any musician is welcome, regardless of ability, and no rehearsal or special items (other than an instrument or voice) are required - we provide all of the sheet music to play Christmas carols and tunes that are accessible to everyone.