London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas at St James's Piccadilly

Christmas at St James's Piccadilly

28 November 2017, 19.30
The Fayre of St James's
Quintessentially Foundation and The Crown Estate present ‘The Fayre of St James's', a Christmas Carolling extravaganza.


Enjoy music and readings from a host of talented world-renowned musicians and actors, with all proceeds this year in aid of The Felix Project, an inspirational Charity dedicated to reducing food waste and food poverty in the UK. And that's not all. Following the magical concert, guests will be then invited to join the ultimate Christmas party at Spencer House, a celebrated and much loved venue in St James's, for delicious nibbles, Nyetimber sparkling wine and even more entertainment. 


1 December 2017, 19.30
Orchestra of the City
Copland - Quiet City
John Williams - Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite 
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite


2 December 2017, 19.30
Daniel Grimwood, piano
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Brahms - 4 Klavierstücke Op.119; Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op.9
John Field - Nocturne
Fauré - Nocturne No.7
Chopin - Nocturne in D flat
Rachmaninov - Piano Sonata No.2


8 December 2017, 19.30
Corinthian Chamber Orchestra
£10.00-£17.00 concessions available
Drew Steanson, piano
Adrian Brown, conductor

Sibelius - Karelia Suite Op.11
Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in F sharp minor Op.1
Sibelius - Symphony No.1 in E minor Op.39


9 December 2017, 19.30
The Piccadilly Christmas Concert
Warren Mailley-Smith, piano
Susan Parkes, soprano
Veles Ensemble

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.8, ‘Pathétique’
Brahms - Rhapsody No.2 in G minor
Chopin - Grand Waltz Brillante in E flat, Op.18
Mendelssohn - Rondo Capriccioso 
Liszt - Rigoletto Paraphrase
Pachelbel - Canon in D               
Saint Saens - The Swan
Monti - Czardas
Mozart - Piano Concerto in A major, K414
Puccini - Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Adam - O Holy Night


14 December 2017, 19.00
Phab Diamond Jubilee Carol Concert
London Orpheus Choir
Musical Director: Richard Jenkinson


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


15 December 2017, 19.30
Nine Lessons and Carols
Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir
Sue Perkins, reader
Wei, hip hop artist

Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir are joined by Sue Perkins (BBC's Great British Bake Off) and Wei (hip hop artist, Greenjade) for a gospel reprise of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring readings from King James and Word On The Street bibles, original script and gospel arrangements of Christmas classics including 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' and 'Go Tell It On The Mountain'. A soulful and joyful start to the festival of Christmas!


16 December 2017, 19.00
Handel's Messiah
£20.00 concessions available
Six Centuries Chamber Choir
Linden Baroque
Helen Semple, soprano
Carris Jones, alto
John Upperton, tenor
Jon Stainsby, baritone


19 December 2017, 17.30
Carols for Shoppers
RCM Junior Department Chamber Choir, Parry Voices and Brass Dectet with the Vigala Singers

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.


20 December 2017, 19.30
G4 Christmas by Candlelight

Sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting. X-Factor stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 return to St James’s on their 2017 ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ UK tour. Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit. This tour is in association with Missing People and their 'Home For Christmas' Appeal. 


21 December 2017, 19.30
In the Stillness
To be announced
London Oriana Choir
Dominic Peckham, music director

Join the London Oriana Choir for an evening of festival choral music, audience carols and readings.


22 December 2017, 13.10
Dominic Alldis Trio
Dominic Alldis, piano
Andrew Cleyndert, double bass
Martin France, drums

The Dominic Alldis Trio return to St James’s with a programme of music from their highly-acclaimed CD Praeludium, featuring jazz arrangements of classical themes by Bach, Fauré, Corelli, Satie, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Borodin, Bizet, Pachelbel, Chopin and Bartok, as well as some Christmas songs.  Expect exquisite chamber music from three remarkable musicians fluent in the language of both classical music and jazz, a celebration of melody and the art of improvisation.


23 December 2017, 19.30
Helen Jane Long
Helen Jane Long and The London Players make a welcome return to St James’s to perform music from her acclaimed albums EmbersPorcelainIntervention and Identity.

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Venue Details

St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

Box Office
020 7381 0441

Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus


More info

28 November, 1-2, 8-9, 14-16, 19-23 December 2017


Various some free

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