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Format: 2018-12-10
Format: 2018-12-10
  • 15 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah in a new orchestration for wind ensemble
    Charlotte Tetley, Hannah Davey, John Findon, John Lubbock, Orchestra of St John's, OSJ Voices, William Thomas
    Dorchester Abbey Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
    United Kingdom
    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • 12 December 2018 - 12:30pm
    Brass Band Christmas Spectacular
    Dewsbury Town Hall Dewsbury WF12 8DS
    United Kingdom

    The ever-popular Christmas Brass Band concert returns with an abundance of festive favourites that are sure to bring the seasonal spirit to Dewsbury Town Hall. A joyful sleigh-ride through holiday classics including pieces synonymous with the season along with carols to sing, this rousing concert is a must for the Christmas calendar.

  • 10 December 2018 - 1:00pm
    Christmas Brass Band Spectacular
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    The ever-popular brass band concert heralds the arrival of Christmas. It is the perfect way take a break from the Christmas shopping, relax over lunch, then sit back and let the seasonal music recharge your batteries and get you into the festive spirit. As always there are also carols for all to sing.

    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
  • 12 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Orchestra of the Swan: A Classical English Christmas
    Adrian Partington, Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral, Orchestra of the Swan
    Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres Malvern WR14 3HB
    United Kingdom

    Join the choristers of Gloucester Cathedral and the Orchestra of the Swan for this traditional Christmas programme, including favourite carols Once in Royal David’s City, Hark the herald angels sing and O come all ye faithful, the Overture and Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well as works by Elgar and John Rutter.

    Once in Royal David’s City
    Traditional ()
    Overture from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Pastoral Symphony from Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Angelus ad virginem
    Traditional ()
    I sing of a maiden
    Patrick Hadley (1899-1973)
    Concerto Grosso No 8 in G minor, 'Christmas Concerto'
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Sospiri, for strings, harp and organ
    Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Il est né le divin enfant
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Nativity Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Star Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Traditional ()
    The Cherry Tree Carol
    Sir David Willcocks (1919-2015)
  • 18 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore, Rupert Jeffcoat
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    These popular concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas. Much-loved favourites, little-known gems and stunning new works are accompanied by a selection of readings, which together capture the meaning – and humour – of the season.

    Christmas Music by Candlelight is to be transported to another place, timeless, almost unbearably beautiful, intense and joyously uplifting! Christmas begins here” (Audience member)

    Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
    This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    Get into the Christmas spirit with excerpts from our CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

    We regret it is no longer possible to bring your own alcohol to St Paul’s Church as it is now a licensed premise and interval drinks will be on sale. You can continue to bring non-alcoholic drinks and mince pies.

  • 19 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
    Alexander Mason, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    These popular concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas. Much-loved favourites, little-known gems and stunning new works are accompanied by a selection of readings, which together capture the meaning – and humour – of the season.

    Christmas Music by Candlelight is to be transported to another place, timeless, almost unbearably beautiful, intense and joyously uplifting! Christmas begins here” (Audience member)

    Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
    This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    Get into the Christmas spirit with excerpts from our CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

    We regret it is no longer possible to bring your own alcohol to St Paul’s Church as it is now a licensed premise and interval drinks will be on sale. You can continue to bring non-alcoholic drinks and mince pies.

  • 20 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
    Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore, Rupert Jeffcoat
    St Paul's Church Birmingham B3 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    These popular concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas. Much-loved favourites, little-known gems and stunning new works are accompanied by a selection of readings, which together capture the meaning – and humour – of the season.

    Christmas Music by Candlelight is to be transported to another place, timeless, almost unbearably beautiful, intense and joyously uplifting! Christmas begins here” (Audience member)

    Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
    This concert will end at approximately 10pm.

    Get into the Christmas spirit with excerpts from our CDs: Christmas Music by Candlelight and Joy in the morning

    We regret it is no longer possible to bring your own alcohol to St Paul’s Church as it is now a licensed premise and interval drinks will be on sale. You can continue to bring non-alcoholic drinks and mince pies.

  • 17 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    The Sixteen - The Little Child
    Harry Christophers, The Sixteen
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    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.

    Part of Choral at Cadogan 2018-19.

    Hodie Christus natus est
    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
    Sing lullaby
    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    Susanni
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    The Saviour’s Work (The babe in Bethlem’s manger laid)
    Traditional English ()
    All this time
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Anima nostra (Offertory for Holy Innocents)
    Plainchant ()
    Vox in Rama
    George Kirbye (1565-1634)
    Coventry Carol
    Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
    Down in yon forest
    Traditional English ()
    This day Christ was born
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    A solis ortu cardine
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Puer nobis nascitur from Piae cantiones (1582)
    Anonymous ()
    Vox in Rama
    Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)
    It came upon a midnight clear
    Traditional ()
    Lullay, lullay, thou lytil child
    Joseph Phibbs (1974-)
    Coventry Carol, 'Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child
    Anonymous ()
    Lullaby, my sweet little baby
    William Byrd (1543-1623)
    Now may we singen
    Cecilia McDowall (1951-)
    A solis ortu cardine
    John Sheppard (c1515-c1559)
    Benedicamus Domino
    Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
  • 20 December 2018 - 1:00pm
    Music for Christmas
    Gordon Stewart, Huddersfield Boys' Choir, Huddersfield Girls' Choir
    Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield HD1 2TA
    United Kingdom

    Gordon Stewart and the Huddersfield Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs present in a programme of festive music from around the world. With organ solos including music by Bach, Aaron Shows and Richard Purvis, the hall decorated for the season, carols for all to sing, and the beautiful voices of the young choirs, this concert is guaranteed to get you into the festive mood.

    Carols for choir and audience
    Various ()
  • 13 December 2018 - 7:30pm
    John Rutter's Christmas Celebration | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    John Rutter, London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Choir of The Temple Church, The Purcell Singers
    Symphony Hall Birmingham B1 2EA
    United Kingdom

    Join the nation’s favourite choral composer for his hugely popular Christmas Celebration, featuring all your favourite sing-along carols, festive fanfares and much more. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, award-winning Purcell Singers and Temple Church Choir, this evening will be full of sparkle and Christmas cheer.

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