Watch Now: Christmas Carols from Chelsea

23rd December 2020

We are delighted to be able to share an exclusive opportunity to join the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the 2020 Christmas Carol service, which this year has been recorded to allow our friends and supporters to enjoy the concert from the safety and comfort of their home.

Lift your spirits and warm your heart when you tune into the exquisite voices of the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s chapel choir.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea would like to give our thanks go to:

  • The Reverend Steven Brookes, Chaplain of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • William Vann - Organist and Director of Music
  • Joshua Ryan - Organ Scholar
  • Kate Snelling - Chapel Administrator & lighting
  • The Governor and In-Pensioners Steve Allen, Marjorie Cole & Dewi Treharne

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