The Essex Committee for ABF The Soldiers' Charity present their annual Christmas Concert with a variety of music provided by The British Army Band Colchester including some Christmas favourites, it is an evening not to be missed!


Date: Thursday 8th December 2022

Time: Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start

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

About the Charity

ABF The Soldiers' Charity - The National Charity of the British Army. Here for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life. 

Highlights from the 2021-2022 financial year

  • Our total charitable expenditure was £8.4 million, ensuring a complete spectrum of support to more than 65,000 members of the Army family.
  • We have supported the British Army family all over the world – in 48 countries.
  • The youngest person we supported was seven months old and our eldest was 103.
  • We funded 66 other charities and organisations that are providing specialist support to the Army family.

Essex Christmas Concert 2022 - Ticket

Entry to the Essex Committee for ABF The Soldiers' Charity's annual Christmas Concert with a variety of music provided by The British Army Band Colchester including some Christmas favourites.

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British Army Band Colchester History 

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. 

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.