London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas Festival (Barbican)

Christmas Festival (Barbican)

20 December 2018, 19.30
Christmas Classics
Herald the Christmas season with a wonderful concert of seasonal classics and glorious carols from the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir.


21 December 2018, 19.30
The Glory of Christmas
This concert of joyous, seasonal and traditional music perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas.


22 December 2018, 19.30
Jingle Bell Christmas

Enjoy the ultimate Christmas party as The Jingle Belles® join the London Concert Orchestra, Capital Voices and special guest singers Tim Howar & Kerry Ellis for a fun filled show of Christmas hits.


23 December 2018, 14.30
Carols by Candlelight
A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting, with readings from Dickens and the Scriptures by special guest Peter Davison.


27 December 2018, 14.30
Glenn Miller Orchestra
The renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay.


27 December 2018, 19.30
The Best of John Williams
From E.T. to Star Wars and beyond, nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy this concert packed full of the Hollywood heavyweight’s most celebrated and iconic music.


28 December 2018, 14.30
Mozart by Candlelight
A sublime afternoon of Mozart masterpieces performed in an evocative candle-lit setting. Enjoy these favourite Mozart works played by the acclaimed Mozart Festival Orchestra in authentic 18th-century costumes.


28 December 2018, 14.30
Beethoven's Ninth
An unforgettable all-Beethoven programme featuring the monumental ‘Choral’ symphony performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoyed the climactic ‘Ode to Joy’ in Beethoven’s Ninth, and see Danny Driver perform Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto.


29 December 2018, 14.30
The Music of Bond
Celebrate the UK’s most famous secret service agent in an afternoon of iconic music and songs. Joined by guest singers Tim Howar and Gemma Sutton, the London Concert Orchestra perform music from Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Skyfall and more, conducted by John Rigby.


29 December 2018, 19.30
Piano Legends
Get ready to party to the music of pop's greatest piano performers – featuring sensational live vocals, stunning choreography and a powerhouse live orchestra. This glittering musical affair features a sensational soundtrack with hits from the likes of Elton John, Carole King, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow and Ray Charles. Get ready for a colourful and sassy celebration of these legendary artists.


30 December 2018, 14.30
The Music of Zimmer vs Williams
Conducted by Anthony Inglis, the London Concert Orchestra perform the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time.


31 December 2018, 19.30
The Magic of Vienna
£19.50-£44.50 plus booking fee
Enjoy the memorable music of the Strauss dynasty, whose prolific output of waltzes and polkas entertained Viennese high society throughout the 19th Century. The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna are brought to life by the music of the King of the Waltz and friends, performed by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers, conducted by John Rigby.


1 January 2019, 14.30
New Year's Day Prom
£19.50-£44.50 plus booking fee
Begin the New Year with the London Concert Orchestra and some of classical music's most popular works including Puccini's 'Nessun Dorma', alongside traditional British anthems.

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Venue Details

Barbican Centre
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box Office
020 7638 8891

Nearest tube


More info

20-23, 27-31 December 2018 -
1 January 2019



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