December 13, 2023, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Colchester, Essex


Book your tickets for the Essex Christmas Concert on Wednesday 13th December 2023


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The Army Benevolent Fund’s Essex Committee are delighted to host the annual much-loved Essex Christmas Concert. A firm favourite in the event calendar, having taken place every year (including virtually in 2020) for 20+ years the Concert is taking place at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester on Wednesday 13th December 2023. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. It will be an outstanding festive performance by The British Army Band Colchester and we can’t wait to spread some festive cheer! The Essex Christmas Concert is the perfect way to kick off the festive season! Performing a selection of Christmas favourites with a few carols thrown in for good measure, the Band will really get our guests into the festive spirit. During the interval, a limited selection of wine and soft drinks will be available to purchase. A raffle will also be held with some great prizes.

ABF Christmas Concert 2023


Tickets are £15 per person.

Online: Click here

Cheque: Made payable to ‘ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’ sent to: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Building P04, Room 6, Merville Barracks, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT.

By BACS: Please contact: [email protected] for more details.

For tickets bought by cheque/BACS through the East Anglia Office please make sure you specify the number of tickets requested.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 13th December 2023

Time: Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start

Location: St Botolph’s Church, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7EE

British Army Band Colchester History

British Army Band Colchester

British Army Band Colchester is one of fourteen regular Army bands in the Royal Corps of Army Music. The band was formed as a result of Military Music Optimisation on 1st of September 2019. The Band incorporates The Band of The Parachute Regiment, The Band of The Army Air Corps, and The Band of The Queens Division, maintaining the prestigious Regimental and Capbadge heritage. British Army Band Colchester continues to deliver musical support to the Army, Defence and the UK both at home and overseas.  

The Band consists of a full symphonic military band that is equally at home on the concert stage or the parade square, as well as chamber and jazz ensembles, and Fanfare Team. The Band has delivered musical support to a variety of iconic events including State and Ceremonial Duties at Buckingham Palace and Royal Parades. 

British Army Band Colchester
British Army Band Colchester

Their musicians have also toured around the world in support of international diplomatic efforts, including Switzerland, Cyprus, India, Canada, Jordan, and Oman, and many have deployed as part of short-term training teams to Algeria, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. 

British Army Band Colchester performs by kind permission of Major General Christopher Ghika CBE, General, Officer Commanding London District. 


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Book your tickets for the Essex Christmas Concert on Wednesday 13th December 2023
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