Fancy singing Christmas carols at Trafalgar Square this December?

If you do, see below for more details and how to get involved.

Before we get to that, though, lots of other updates to give you, starting with:

The poster to our first ever Counterpint!

Counterpint I poster

Pretty nifty, yes? That’s because it was knocked up by the lovely folk at The Canbury Arms who are hosting us on the night. If you’re coming, sign up here!

And our next update is:

The poster to PDtP No.14!

PDtP Nov

Another looker, eh? Again, that’s because I wasn’t allowed anywhere near the design process. If you’re coming along, here’s where you need to sign on the dotted line.

What’s that? You want more news? Well, how about this:

December 14th is now confirmed for the PDtP Christmas Special!

I hope many of you will join us for this as it’s one of the highlights of the PDtP year and will include many seasonal favourites, including the wonderful double choir In Dulci Jubilo by Hieronymus Praetorius, which was such a hit last Christmas.

No poster as yet but guess what? That’s right, you can sign up here.

And that leads us to one final, rather exciting update:

Carol (& motet) singing at Trafalgar Square! 

I have somehow managed to blag one of the coveted carol singing spots at Trafalgar Square for the evening of Friday December 18th, 6 – 7pm.

I am hoping that some of you will want to join me at the foot of the iconic Norwegian Christmas Tree and sing traditional carols interspersed with our Christmas PDtP motets, while collecting for BBC Children in Need.

Anyone who wants to be part of this will need to commit to learning the rep over the next 6 weeks and making a rehearsal in the Horse & Stables at 6pm on December 14th (i.e. an hour before PDtP kicks off), as well as being able to make a 5.30 call time on the 18th.

If all of this appeals and is possible, please drop me a line ASAP via this form:

I need to confirm on Sunday, November 8th whether or not we can fill the slot  but please only put your name forward if you are sure you can commit to the above.

I hope, though, that many of you will want to take part; I sang carols at Trafalgar Square some years back and it’s really quite a wonderful experience, especially when it’s a popular timeslot like this.

That’s it for now – looking forward to seeing/hearing from you soon.




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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

2 thoughts on “Fancy singing Christmas carols at Trafalgar Square this December?”

  1. Hi Kevin,I could have sworn I’d replied saying yes please and can make both 14th and 18th. I can’t find my message though and have not heard more from you so maybe I never sent it. 1 tenor slot please?My wife, professional musician (alto), would like to come too but probably can’t make the 14th.Sight reading is no problem for her, she normally accompanies/directs three modest choirs a week, so I hope you’ll let her in too. She’s been to a couple of the PDtP’s too .I hope you have also heard from a fellow tenor, Jim Forrest who I know is planning to come. RegardsAlan Smallwood Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 01:51:46 +0000 To:


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