1 December 2018, 14.00, 19.00
West End Does: Christmas
Start the festive season in style with this West End family extravaganza featuring stars of West End and Broadway performing songs and carols alongside our fabulous orchestra and gospel choir, Sing Gospel.
2 December 2018, 18.00
Christmas with Vivaldi
English Chamber Orchestra
What better way to start your Christmas preparations than with an evening of Vivaldi? Join the English Chamber Orchestra with Michael Collins and the Choir of the 21st Century for Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria and be inspired by some of its most recognisable and uplifting melodies.
3 December 2018, 19.30
The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
From the dramatic and impassioned opening processional, Laudes Regiae, to the emotionally charged Bogoróditse Djévo, this beautifully put together programme celebrates Advent and the coming of the Messiah. They sing regularly in the presence of the Queen and other members of the Royal family, and most notably, sang for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.
4 December 2018, 19.30
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
with Jennifer Pike, violin
Heiko Mathias Förster leads an attractive programme of classical favourites to delight music lovers and newcomers of all ages. A highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the internationally renowned soloist Jennifer Pike joining the orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ sublime The Lark Ascending.
5-6 December 2018, 19.30
Barts Choir presents Handel’s choral masterpiece
Israel in Egypt
Israel in Egypt can easily claim to be Handel's choral masterpiece.
In the heyday of the British Choral Society, its popularity rivalled that of Messiah, due to the dramatic power of its many choruses, accompanied by the largest orchestra Handel used in an oratorio. Its story of a chosen people escaping from captivity and hostile forces also chimed with the national self-confidence of the Victorian era.
In today's more uncertain political environment, and with the revival of more of Handel's other music, it can be better appreciated on its own merits as amongst his finest musical achievements.
7 December 2018, 19.30
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
A Winter Wonderland
Journey through a musical winter wonderland packed full of well-known orchestral works and themes from seasonal operas and ballets, all conducted by the Welsh maestro Owain Arwel Hughes.
8 December 2018, 19.30
The Rat Pack at Christmas
Back by popular demand and following sell-out performances across the globe, The Definitive Rat Pack brings you an evening of festive classics, including White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside, The Christmas Song and Let It Snow, plus all-time favourites including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York. What better way to get into the festive spirit!
9 December 2018, 18.30
A West End Christmas at Cadogan Hall
Hit Broadway musical theatre concert Producers Club 11 London and Tony Award-winning Brian Zeilinger & Jack Maple for Take Two Theatricals have teamed up bring you A West End Christmas at Cadogan Hall.
10 December 2018, 19.30
The Children’s Trust Christmas Concert
Join The Children’s Trust for its annual Christmas Concert, an evening of glorious classical Christmas music, readings and carols. Hosted by journalist and BBC news presenter Nicholas Owen, the night of festive merriment will feature special guest Alistair McGowan, reigning recorder virtuoso Piers Adams of Red Priest, soprano Ana Maria Rincon, the Amici Ensemble, and celebrity readings.
11 December 2018, 19.30
The Choir with No Name’s Big Christmas Singalong
Cadogan Hall will be filled with festive cheer as The Choir with No Name, an organisation that runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people, bring all four of their choirs to London for a special 10th anniversary Christmas spectacular! Expect all the festive classics as well as a chance to sing along and be part of this unique, feel-good event.
12 December 2018, 19.30
Carols by Candlelight
A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.
15 December 2018, 19.30
The Pink Singers - Sleighing It!
The Pink Singers present ’Sleighing It!’, their tinsel-tastic, jingle-belling, Christmas-cracking show. Featuring fantastic arrangements of your favourite festive songs, plus some unexpected treats from around the world. All presented with the panache and style that the Pink Singers are famous for.
16 December 2018, 15.00, 19.00
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Christmas isn’t the same without attending the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas Cracker. This fun, festive concert is back for two performances of glittering Christmas songs, seasonal music and sing-along carols, featuring West End stars Emma Hatton (Wicked) and Oliver Tompsett (Guys and Dolls).
17-18 December 2018, 19.30
The Little Child
The Sixteen’s 2018 Christmas programme includes a feast of carols and seasonal choral music. Favourite traditional versions, stunningly beautiful Tudor and Renaissance works and modern settings are combined in a ravishing and satisfying evening of music. The perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations.
19 December 2018, 19.30
The Bach Choir
Carols at Cadogan
Start your Christmas celebrations early with The Bach Choir and special guests London City Brass, as we perform our annual evening of festive Christmas music at Cadogan Hall. A selection of some of the best carols old and new, and of course plenty of opportunity to stretch the vocal cords and join The Bach Choir in singing your favourites.
21 December 2018, 13.30, 16.30
Paddington Bear’s First Concert & Father Christmas screening
Mozart Symphony Orchestra & Sir Trevor McDonald
The charming score of Paddington Bear’s First Concert for symphony orchestra and narrator takes us on a journey with Paddington himself, from his first meeting with the Brown Family right up to his debut as a conductor at the Royal Albert Hall! The second half provides the whole family a magical Christmas treat joining Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve – broadcast on the big screen while the Mozart Symphony Orchestra provides a live soundtrack.
22 December 2018, 19.30
Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band
Carols and Capers 2018
Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the festive season for their unique celebratory show Carols & Capers. Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamp on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This is guaranteed to be a Christmas Party to remember.
28 December 2018, 19.30
Viennese Christmas Spectacular
with London Concertante
London Concertante, the UK’s leading chamber orchestra, celebrates Christmas with a host of wonderful Viennese music, featuring works by the “King of Waltzes”, Johann Strauss II, including The Blue Danube Waltz. Also on the programme are Tchaikovsky’s perennial favourite, The Nutcracker Suite, Schubert’s delightful Rondo for Violin and Strings, and a whole host of wonderful works.
31 December 2018, 19.00
Rainer Hersch Orkestra
The New Year's Eve Bash
A brand new dollop of games, tricks and jokes for conductor, orchestra and audience guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step – this is the perfect way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Special guests for 2018: recorder wiz Piers Adams (Red Priest) and star baritone James Oldfield.