Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales were joined by Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, for the Together At Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey yesterday (Thursday 15th December).
The carol service was dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values Her Majesty demonstrated throughout her life. As well as featuring star-studded performances and readings, the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir performed some of the nation’s most beloved carols.
Running in tandem with last night’s service at the Abbey, a family of ‘Together at Christmas’ community carol services have also taken place. Hosted by Lord Lieutenants, and supported by The Royal Foundation, these events are part of a family of community carol services happening across the UK this month.
They shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes in local communities and highlight the power of human connection and comfort in bringing people together during the Christmas period. The events serve as an opportunity to thank those who lead with empathy, compassion, and kindness in their communities. Values Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II demonstrated throughout her life.
Local ‘Together At Christmas’ community carol services have been hosted in a number of locations across the UK including Belfast, Glasgow and Swansea, amongst others.
These services have been supported by the Genesis Foundation, Tesco and Hobbycraft through the provision of items to enhance guest experiences and help to create magical community events, including refreshments of more than 2,000 mince pies, decorations, and children’s craft kits.
Guests arriving at Westminster Abbey yesterday evening were treated to carols from the Genesis Sixteen Choir, part of a young artists’ scheme for 18–23-year-olds, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers.