London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

Concerts

Christmas at St James's Piccadilly

Christmas at St James's Piccadilly

Experience a variety of Christmas concerts at the St James’s Piccadilly Church.


29 November 2021, 19.00, £25.00 and concessions
Even You Song

'Even You Song' is an immersive work based on Choral Evensong; incorporating interviews with twelve couples from Peterborough about a potential trip to the moon.

 

30 November 2021, 19.00, £12.00 and concessions
The Magic Flute
A wonderful pre-Christmas treat! Mozart's The Magic Flute is colourfully staged and beautifully sung by Porcupine Productions. Suitable for all ages, the timeless music will transport you into the mysterious world of spirits and dragons, dark queens and inscrutable priests and men and women dressed as birds.

 

5 December 2021, 19.30
Orchestra of the City
Chris Hopkins, conductor
Britten - The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra

 

6 December 2021, 19.30, £15.00-£30.00
The Piccadilly Christmas Concert
Piccadilly Sinfonietta
Susan Parkes, soprano
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Pachelbel - Canon
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Mozart - Piano Concerto in C major, K.467
Vivaldi - Winter (from The Four Seasons)
Bizet - Habenera
Piazzolla - Libertango

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform 'Winter' from Vivaldi's timeless classic "The Four seasons", in a hugely appealing programme to get you in the festive spirit!

 

9 December 2021, 19.00, £15.00-£16.00
The Phab's Fanfare for Christmas
London Orpheus Choir
Musical Director: Jessica Norton

Carols and festive music for choir and audience and celebrity readings in aid of Phab.

 

13 December 2021, 19.30
Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
Annie Yim, piano
Bach - Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Schumann - Kinderszenen
Debussy - Prelude No. 4 ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’
Debussy - Estampes

 

14 December 2021, 19.30, £22.00-£28.00
Helen Jane Long
with The London Players
St James's Church is delighted to welcome back award-winning artist and pianist Helen Jane Long for her 8th annual Christmas show in St James’s. Her music has been streamed over a billion times in the US alone and has a worldwide following. Known for her memorable piano themes and evocative string arrangements, Helen Jane Long has released six Billboard chart topping piano albums. Her latest release is 'Perspective' which is 'gorgeously recorded featuring elements of classical, cinematic soundtrack and pop'

16 December 2021, 19.30
A December Song
London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor
Join the London Oriana Choir for their traditional Christmas celebration, featuring a world premiere from our fourth Five15 composer in residence Anna Disley-Simpson. This concert will be repeated on Saturday 21 December.

 

17 December 2021, 17.30, Free
Carols for Shoppers
RCM Junior Department Chamber Choir, Parry Voices and Brass Dectet with the Vigala Singers
Joy Hill and Torbjörn Hultmark, directors
Benjamin Cunningham, organ

Take a break from your last-minute Christmas shopping and add your voice to the Vigala Singers and musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department in this service of popular Christmas carols and readings. The service will include the world premiere of a new carol by young composer Phoebe McFarlane.

Please note that the church will be closed from 14.00-16.30 to prepare for the service.
Doors will open to the public at 16.30.

 

19 December 2021
Carols for Christmas from National Churches Trust
Join New London Singers, one of London's finest chamber choirs, and their conductor, Ivor Setterfield, for a festive celebration on the last Thursday before Christmas. The concert will include a selection of festive choral works and congregational carols for all to enjoy.

 

20 December 2021, 19.30
Handel's Messiah
with Six Centuries Chamber Choir
Linden Baroque
Helen Semple, soprano
Cathy Bell, mezzo-soprano
John Upperton, tenor
Jon Stainsby, baritone
Peter Fender, conductor

The power, the glory, the tenderness, the anguish ... every mood is represented in Handel's magnum opus: Messiah! A seasonal performance by candlelight.

 

21 December 2021, 19.30
A December Song
London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

A second chance to join the London Oriana Choir for their traditional Christmas celebration, featuring a world premiere from our fourth Five15 composer in residence Anna Disley-Simpson.


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Venue Details

St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL


Box Office
020 7851 5000

Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus

Directions
Map

More info
Website

Dates
29-30 November, 5-6, 9, 13-14, 16-21 December 2021

Times
Various

Prices
Various

Other notes
None



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