Big Christmas Wind Orchestra and Choir

London's Biggest Christmas Wind Orchestra and Choir—now also in Luxembourg!

Hundreds of musicians 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 traditional British Christmas songs, with sheet music provided for all performers. This year our festive extravaganza took place in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg also!

Who We Are

The original UK Big Christmas Wind Orchestra was formed in 2012 by friends who wanted to bring a few musically keen people together for a grand Christmas play-through of favourite songs. It was so successful that they carried on and grew and grew, including welcoming singers from 2017!

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. As of 2023, the event also takes place in the Grand Duchy every year!

What happens at our events?

Any musician is welcome, regardless of ability, and no rehearsal or preparation (other than an instrument or voice) is required. We provide all of the sheet music to play Christmas carols and tunes that are accessible to everyone – just let us know if you'll need any adaptations (e.g. large print).

*average. 95–105% fun depending on weather conditions.