Enter the Classic FM Christmas carol competition!

*The 2020 Classic FM Christmas carol competition is now closed*

Classic FM has around 5.7m listeners, making it the biggest classical music radio station in the world. We’ve teamed up with them to offer our member groups the chance to submit their Christmas carols for broadcast.

It’s been a challenging year, but we know that our member groups have still managed to make some fantastic music online and (socially-distanced) offline. And even if you haven't been able to meet at the moment, we want to celebrate you! 

Send us an audio recording of your group playing or singing a Christmas carol, or we'd love to receive a recording from a previous year.

How it works

Five audio recordings of Christmas carols will be selected for broadcast by Classic FM in the lead up to Christmas. It’s not just for vocal groups - instrumental groups can also submit their recordings.

Your audio recording

You should aim for your recording to be no more than five minutes, but if you have a great recording that’s just a bit longer, Classic FM may still consider it - so please send it in!

Along with your recording, please also send us:

  1. 100-200 words including:
         - the title of the carol
         - the composer's name
         - your group name
         - your conductor's name
         - any soloists' names
         - any other musicians or ensembles in the recording
  2. your website address
  3. any social media handles you use.

How to submit

Please send us your files via an online file-sharing site (such as WeTransfer, which is simple and free to use). If you’re ripping the audio from a CD, please make sure it's in WAV format rather than MP3. 

Deadline: 9am Tuesday 24 November

TIP: The sound quality of your recording will be a strong deciding factor in whether your carol is selected, so please choose the best possible recording!

Once you’ve submitted your recording, we'll let you know by Friday 11 December if your carol has been selected. One carol will be broadcast each weekday on Classic FM Drive (5pm-8pm) in the week beginning Monday 14 December.

If submitting by a file-sharing site isn’t possible, then a CD or USB stick is acceptable. Email Harriet Laidler or post it to her at Making Music, 8 Holyrood Street London SE1 2EL.

If you have any questions, contact contact Harriet Laidler