London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

Concerts

Handel House Museum

Handel House Museum

1 December 2016, 18.30
An Instrumental Christmas
£10.00, £6.00 students
Royal Baroque present a programme of the most exquisite music composed for Christmas, including the famous ‘Christmas Concerto’ by Corelli, as well as works by Charpentier and Balbastre, amongst others. Royal Baroque are, Caoimhe De Paor (recorders), Rebecca Vucetic (recorders), Kaisa Pulkkinen (baroque harp, recorder), Kate Conway (baroque cello) and Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord).

 

8 December 2016, 18.30
God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
£10.00, £6.00 students
In this seasonal recital, harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander performs a fireside collection of yuletide gems from Georgian England.

 

9 December 2016, 18.00
Friday Late Muso Act IV
£15.00
Improvising opera company, Impropera, present Muso.

Night has fallen on the homes of George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Once the doors are closed and the museum staff have gone home, something magical stirs. A harpsichord tinkles and floorboards creak as a troupe of musical improvisers sneak in at twilight to sing homage to these two great musical masters.

 

Immerse yourself in the worlds of Handel & Hendrix, hear from an expert and then enjoy musical performances made up on the spot about your discoveries. No score, no story and no safety net. What is performed is up to you.

 

The musicians are ready. A curator is on hand with expert perspective.

 

All we need is you – the audience – to come and get curious.

 

10 December 2016, 14.00
A Family Christmas
£10.00, £6.00 students
Caoimhe de Paor (recorders) and Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord) present an interactive concert for families at Christmas time, exploring Christmas music from the past by George Frideric Handel, Claude Balbastre and Jacob Van Eyck, as well as festive music by Johann Sebastian Bach and François Couperin. Come along and help perform music about the baby Jesus and alarm clocks!

 

13 December 2016, 18.30
Johann and Johann
£10.00, £6.00 students
British Harpsichord Society present: Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord) presents two monumental keyboard works by Johann Joseph Fux (c1660-1741) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

 

15 December 2016, 19.00
Christmas Showcase
£10.00 Venue: St George’s, Hanover Square
Handel House invites you to St. George’s Hanover Square to celebrate the Christmas season alongside the talent of our New Artist Programme. Each of the 6 members of the Handel House Talent scheme will grace us with exquisite Baroque music, both as soloists and as ensembles and there will be a world premiere of the Composer-in-Residence commission of new music for Handel House, performed by the Ensemble-in-Residence, BLOCK4. All of this exciting action with fusions between music of the great Baroque period and the present day, will be punctuated with festive carols for all of the audience to sing along to! It’s a celebration not to be missed.

 

22 December 2016, 18.30
An Amadé Christmas
£10.00, £6.00 students
The Amadè Players, ensemble-in-residence at the Foundling Museum, return to Handel House for their annual Christmas celebration, with mezzo-soprano Rosie Middleton leading a programme of 18th century arias and seasonal songs.

 

29 December 2016, 18.30
The Goldberg Variations
£10.00, £6.00 students
‘Tis the season to be jolly: Asako Ogawa (harpsichord) presents JS Bach’s famously festive Goldberg Variations.


Venue Details

Expired - Event is in the past
Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street
London W1K 4HB


Box Office
020 7399 1953

Nearest tube
Bond Street

More info
Website

Dates
1, 8-10, 13, 15, 22, 29 December 2016

Times
Various

Prices
Various

Other notes
None



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