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The Essex Committee for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are delighted to announce the annual much-enjoyed Essex Christmas Concert will take place at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester. Join us on Thursday 8th December 2022 for an outstanding performance by The British Army Band Colchester. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Together with British Army Band Colchester, 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 you in 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.

Essex Christmas Concert 2022


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: 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: Thursday 8th December 2022

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. 

The band has recently performed as part of Her Majesty, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, as well as performing at the 2022 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

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

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