Guide Award winners Xmas concerts

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Both this year’s Classical Music winner at the Guide Awards, the Portsmouth Festival Choir, and previous winner Portsmouth Choral Union will give their Christmas concerts on Saturday, December 10 at 7.30pm.

The Festival Choir will be at the city’s Anglican cathedral for the first appearance of new conductor Peter Allwood. The programme includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and music by Handel and Purcell.

Tickets cost £12 with under-16s going free. Call (01243) 371527 or email

The Choral Union concert, also featuring the Hampshire County Youth Band, features carols and other Christmas music conducted by Jonathan Willcocks. It takes place at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth.

Tickets cost £12 from (023) 9282 2227 or email