Christmas with Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

The world-renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge will host a special carol evening concert in Prescot Parish Church on Sunday 3rd December.

Christmas with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is a major coup for Prescot and will be the final event taking place as part of another year of exciting and captivating cultural events and activities.

The festive performance will be led by the Choir’s Director of Music, Daniel Hyde, and the audience will be treated to Christmas music and traditional carols as well as the opportunity to join in and sing along with some well-known tunes.

Hosting the Choir in Prescot is a fitting celebration of the town’s unique bond with King’s College, Cambridge. Founded by Henry VI, the college was granted his land in Prescot, which made King’s College the Lord of the Manor and Rectory of Prescot. To this day, King’s College is responsible for appointing every new vicar of Prescot, and the town shares the College’s crest.

The concert was originally planned to take place in 2022 as part of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture.

A limited number of tickets will be on sale here on Monday 13 November at 5pm.


This short film with Prescot’s Community Curators explains more about the intriguing history.

The History of Prescot and Kings College Cambridge

For centuries, Prescot and King’s College, Cambridge have enjoyed a special connection, with a unique shared history dating back to the 1440s.

Kings College, Cambridge was founded by Henry VI who subsequently granted the College his land in Prescot, along with the income from tithes and rents. As well as providing financial support to the College, the gift also officially made the College the Lord of the Manor and Rectory of Prescot. The Court Leet, an early form of local government, was set up to run the town on their behalf. King’s College holds the title to this day retaining the responsibility for appointing every new vicar of Prescot, and the town shares the College’s crest.

Hundreds of years of records and correspondence between the College, the vicars of Prescot and the Court Leet have captured the story of the town. This bank of knowledge has been invaluable to historians’ research and supported the development of the Shakespeare North Playhouse.

About the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir is one of the world’s best known with millions of people worldwide tuning in to The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – a service broadcast on Christmas Eve by the BBC since 1928. The Choir is made up of 16 choristers aged between 9 and 13 years old and 14 undergraduates from the University of Cambridge. You can find out more here

Information for ticket holders

We can’t wait to welcome you to our event on Sunday 3rd December at Prescot Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot L34 3LA for the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge.

Here’s some important information about the event:


  • Please bring your e-ticket with you on your phone or a printed version.
  • All seat are unreserved and doors will open at 6.30pm for you to take your seats.
  • The event is now fully booked. Only ticket holders will be given access and tickets cannot be booked on the door. People who don’t have tickets will be turned away.


  • The performance will start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9.45pm (doors to the venue will be open from 6.30pm).
  • Please wear warm clothes, heating will be on but the Church is a chilly building.


  • Prescot Parish Church are offering a bar facility serving a selection of wines, beer, spirit and soft drinks.
  • This bar will be open from 6.30-7.30pm and then during the interval approx. 8.20pm.  Cash is preferred.    
  • Please do not bring your own drinks or alcohol with you.


Please let us know if you have any access needs.  The Church is accessible for wheelchair users but spaces must be booked in advance.  For any queries, please call 0151 443 5353.


There are no toilets in Prescot Parish Church but there will be portable toilets outside, two of which are accessible.


We advise that you make appropriate travel arrangements to and from the venue.

Travelling by Bus:  Plan your visit here

Travelling by Rail:  Plan your visit here

There is no on-site car parking available at Prescot Parish Church. The free parking is at:

  • Cables Shopping Park car park, L34 5AD
  • Prescot Shopping Centre car park, entrance from Aspinall St, L34 5QU

Both are a 5 – 10 minute walk from the Church.


  • Knowsley Council will be filming and photographing the event for promotional purposes including use on social media. If you have any queries about this, please email 


  • We want you to have a brilliant time and if you film or take photos of the artists – please tag @cultureknowsley into your posts! Please be courteous when using your phone so as not to obscure the vision of any audience members’ views.