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Format: 2019-12-12
Format: 2019-12-12
  • 22 December 2019 - 2:00pm
    The Nutcracker and I
    Alexandra Dariescu
    Saffron Hall Saffron Walden CB11 4UH
    United Kingdom

    A Christmas party, an unexpected gift and a kingdom full of sweets… everyone knows the story of The Nutcracker. But you’ve never seen it like this. Pianist Alexandra Dariescu, a single ballerina, and Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music come together with state-of-the-art digital effects to retell this seasonal classic like it’s never been told before. The magic is real, and it’s never felt so fresh. A stunning Christmas treat for all ages.

    Music from The Nutcracker
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • 12 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Opera North Christmas Concert
    Chorus of Opera North, Garry Walker, Orchestra of Opera North
    Dewsbury Town Hall Dewsbury WF12 8DS
    United Kingdom

    Opera North’s festive celebration returns to Dewsbury, bringing together the Company’s Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus for seasonal orchestral selections and beloved hymns. Opera North favourite Garry Walker returns to the podium to conduct.

    Audience Carols
    Traditional ()
  • 18 December 2019 - 8:00pm
    Carol Concert | Gravesham Choral Society
    Alan Vincent, Gravesham Choral Society, Malcolm Riley
    St George's Church Gravesend DA11 0DJ
    United Kingdom

    This will be the first of our annual Christmas concerts with an enjoyable and varied programme of well-known and less-familiar carols. Audiences are invited to sing some of the carols with us.

    A babe is born
    William Mathias (1934-1992)
    Lo! He comes with clouds descending
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
    Gabriel's message
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
    Once in Royal David's city
    Traditional ()
    Nativity Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    See amid the winter's snow
    Sir John Goss (1800-1880)
    Winter winds
    Alan Vincent (1943-)
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Myn Lyking
    Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938)
    While shepherds watched their flock
    Traditional ()
    Shepherds' farewell - Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling from L'enfance du Christ
    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    Hark! The herald angels sing
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    The Christmas stork
    Alan Vincent (1943-)
    The Holly and the Ivy
    John Gardner (1917-2011)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    The Sussex Carol
    Traditional ()
  • 15 December 2019 - 3:00pm
    RPO Miniatures: Christmas Trombones
    Josh Cirtina, Matthew Gee, Matthew Knight, Rupert Whitehead
    The Hawth Crawley RH10 6YZ
    United Kingdom

    Usher in the festive season with the trombone players of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a selection of spirited Christmas classics including selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Humperdinck's Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, Prokofiev's Sleigh Ride, selections from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, your favourite Christmas carols and other festive favourites.

  • 16 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen at Christmas
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen’s Christmas 2019 programme features Britten’s hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and unique work continues to be a staple of the choral canon and is an example of Britten’s genius.

    The rest of the programme combines traditional medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock’s Corpus Christi and Walton’s festive Make we joy now in this fest.

    ‘Thought-provoking and never predictable.’ (The Guardian)

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2019-20 (series discounts available)

    Make we joy now in this fest
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Adam lay ybounden
    Matthew Martin (1976-)
    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
    Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
    Corpus Christi
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    This have I done for my true love
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Balulalow
    James Burton (1974-)
    Of a Rose
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Christmas carols
    Traditional ()
  • 17 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen at Christmas
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen’s Christmas 2019 programme features Britten’s hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and unique work continues to be a staple of the choral canon and is an example of Britten’s genius.

    The rest of the programme combines traditional medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock’s Corpus Christi and Walton’s festive Make we joy now in this fest.

    ‘Thought-provoking and never predictable.’ (The Guardian)

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2019-20 (series discounts available)

    Make we joy now in this fest
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Adam lay ybounden
    Matthew Martin (1976-)
    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
    Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
    Corpus Christi
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    This have I done for my true love
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Balulalow
    James Burton (1974-)
    Of a Rose
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Christmas carols
    Traditional ()
  • 22 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen and Harry Christophers
    Frances Kelly, Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    The Concert Hall in the Town Hall Reading RG1 1QH
    United Kingdom

    The Sixteen's programme for Christmas 2019 features Britten's hugely popular A Ceremony of Carols. This masterful and idiomatic work continues to be a staple of the choral canon and is an example of Britten's genius. The rest of the programme combines the traditional medieval carol tunes upon which so much Christmas music has been based, contrasted with more modern delights including Warlock's Corpus Christi and Walton's festive Make we joy now in this fest.

    Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Town Hall (free)

    Make we joy now in this fest
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    The babe in Bethlem’s manger laid
    Traditional English ()
    Adam lay ybounden
    Matthew Martin (1976-)
    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
    Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
    Corpus Christi
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
    This have I done for my true love
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
    Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
    Balulalow
    James Burton (1974-)
    Of a Rose
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    The Salutation Carol
    Traditional ()
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • 18 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore, Rupert Jeffcoat
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness, only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is recommended.

    The concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    You are welcome to bring a cushion for your comfort.

    Listen to excerpts and buy copies of Ex Cathedra's Christmas CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

  • 19 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Alexander Mason, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness, only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is recommended.

    The concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    You are welcome to bring a cushion for your comfort.

    Listen to excerpts and buy copies of Ex Cathedra's Christmas CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

  • 20 December 2019 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by candlelight
    Alexander Mason, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    In the deep, still darkness, only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, Ex Cathedra's popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

    Early booking is recommended.

    The concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    You are welcome to bring a cushion for your comfort.

    Listen to excerpts and buy copies of Ex Cathedra's Christmas CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

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