Get your group on Classic FM this Christmas

This Christmas, five Making Music member groups' recordings of carols will be featured on Classic FM. Find out how your group could be one.

How many carol recordings will be selected?

Five carols will be selected for broadcast by Classic FM from those submitted to us.

Only choirs?

No, if you have a great recording of your instrumental group performing a carol, please do send it in.

What is the maximum length?

Five minutes, but if you have a fantastic recording that goes over that, Classic FM will consider it, so do please still send it in.

What else do they need apart from the recording?

Please also send us:

  • 100-200 words on your group/the recording/the carol
  • your website address
  • any social media handles you use

To whom do we send the recording?

Please send recordings to: Sally Palmer, Making Music, 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL or email .

What is the deadline?

9am Friday 24 November.

When will we know if our carol has been selected?

You will be informed by Friday 8 December.

When will the carols be broadcast?

One each weekday on Classic FM Drive (5pm-8pm) in one of the weeks leading up to Christmas (either w/c 11 or w/c 18 December).

How should we submit our carol?

You can send us your audio file via:

  • a CD
  • a USB stick
  • an online download link

The preferred electronic format if ripping the audio from a CD is WAV rather than MP3.

The quality of your recording will be a strong deciding factor in whether your carol is selected, so please do select the best possible recording.