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Format: 2019-12-10
Format: 2019-12-10
  • 14 December 2019 - 3:00pm
    Christmas Cracker (matinee) | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Anna-Jane Casey, Matthew Ford, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Bell
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Back by popular demand!

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas and join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for its much-loved Christmas Cracker show, within the seasonal surroundings of Cadogan Hall.

    Enjoy this festive extravaganza of sparkling Christmas songs, Yuletide classics and audience carols – with special guest vocalists Anna-Jane Casey and Matt Ford!

  • 14 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Christmas Cracker | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Anna-Jane Casey, Matthew Ford, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Bell
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Back by popular demand!

    Celebrate the magic of Christmas and join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for its much-loved Christmas Cracker show, within the seasonal surroundings of Cadogan Hall.

    Enjoy this festive extravaganza of sparkling Christmas songs, Yuletide classics and audience carols – with special guest vocalists Anna-Jane Casey and Matt Ford!

  • 11 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    London Philharmonic Orchestra: Revolution in the head
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Donohoe, Vladimir Jurowski
    Royal Festival Hall London SE1 8XX
    United Kingdom

    January 1905: Russia teeters on the brink of revolution, and as crowds fill St Petersburg’s Palace Square, great and terrible events are about to unfold. With its revolutionary songs and clanging alarm bells, Shostakovich’s massive 11th Symphony has the immediacy of a great film score, but charged with massive – and tragic – symphonic power. It’s hard to match that, but tonight Peter Donohoe and Vladimir Jurowski give a rare London performance of John Foulds’s breathtaking Dynamic Triptych. A dizzying fusion of Indian philosophy and Jazz Age verve, huge in scale and volcanic in energy, it’s arguably Britain’s greatest 20th century piano concerto you’ve never heard.

    Dynamic Triptych for piano and orchestra
    John Foulds (1880-1939)
    Symphony No 11 in G minor, 'The Year 1905'
    Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
  • 11 December 2019 - 3:00pm
    John Rutter's Christmas Celebration (Matinee)
    Andrew Lucas, Gareth Brynmor John, John Rutter, London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St Albans Bach Choir, The Choir of The Temple Church
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending John Rutter’s popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented to you by John Rutter himself and performed for you by the RPO.

    Don’t miss this Christmas extravaganza at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, brimming with sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, festive favourites and John Rutter’s annual quiz to fill you with Christmas sparkle and cheer. A firm Yuletide favourite!

  • 11 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
    Andrew Lucas, Gareth Brynmor John, John Rutter, London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St Albans Bach Choir, The Choir of The Temple Church
    Royal Albert Hall London SW7 2AP
    United Kingdom

    There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending John Rutter’s popular Christmas Celebration, conducted and presented to you by John Rutter himself and performed for you by the RPO.

    Don’t miss this Christmas extravaganza at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, brimming with sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, festive favourites and John Rutter’s annual quiz to fill you with Christmas sparkle and cheer. A firm Yuletide favourite!

  • 13 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Viennese Christmas by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    St Giles' Cathedral Edinburgh EH1 1RE
    United Kingdom

    Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.

    If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you. UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    ‘The talent on display is breathtaking’ - Sunam, October 2018
    ‘A magical experience’ - Geraldine, June 2018
    ‘Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful’ - audience member, 2018

    Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    The Nutcracker, Concert Suite
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tritsch Tratsch Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hungarian Dance No 5
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rondo for violin and strings in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 15 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Viennese Christmas by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    Manchester Cathedral Manchester M3 1SX
    United Kingdom

    Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tritsch Tratsch Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hungarian Dance No 5
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rondo for violin and strings in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 14 December 2019 - 8:00pm
    Viennese Christmas by candlelight | London Concertante
    London Concertante
    St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin DZ08 H6X3
    United Kingdom

    Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies, and baubles.

    The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral, the ensemble performs in some of the most prestigious venues around Britain and abroad, with recent tours taking them to USA, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Spain and France. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since their founding in 1991.

    If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The London Concertante boasts an impressive audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous string playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.

    Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Tritsch Tratsch Polka
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Hungarian Dance No 5
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Rondo for violin and strings in A
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    An der schönen, blauen Donau, 'Blue Danube Waltz'
    Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
  • 14 December 2019 - 7:00pm
    Leeds Festival Chorus sings Messiah
    Carolyn Sampson, English Chamber Orchestra, Leeds Festival Chorus, Robin Blaze, Robin Tritschler, Roderick Williams, Simon Wright
    Leeds Town Hall Leeds LS1 3AD
    United Kingdom

    Leeds Festival Chorus performs Messiah every three years, in the belief that this will ensure that this delightful oratorio is fresh and new each time.

    Although the concert takes place in the Victorian splendour of Leeds Town Hall, there will be no adherence to the Victorian tradition of assembling a chorus and orchestra of gargantuan size on the concert stage. Conductor Simon Wright will ensure, as in previous years, that the performance will be sensitive, zestful and inspiring.

    Please note that it starts at 7pm

    Messiah (Watkins Shaw Edition)
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 20 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Holly and The Ivy: Historical Christmas Music with the Waites of Gloucester
    The Waites of Gloucester
    Harvington Hall Kidderminster DY10 4LR
    United Kingdom

    An evening of historical Christmas music, with the Waites of Gloucester. Performed in the atmospheric Great Chamber of Harvington Hall, this concert offers a different but very traditional way to celebrate the festive season.

    Mulled wine reception, and coffee and mince pies during the interval.

    Performances at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.

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