Christmas 2011

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating a choral Christmas with the choir of St John's College. Plus, we seek out the best recording of Hansel and Gretel


A choral Christmas
As St John's College, Cambridge notches up 500 years, we join its choir for a festive celebration


It's a gift!
From Wagner's Siegfried Idyll to a Shostakovich Violin Concerto, we peek under the wrapping paper of the greatest musical presents ever given

A Victorian tale
Andrew Green explores how Prince Albert helped restore Britain's musical life back to greatness


Hansel and Gretel
Neil Fisher chooses the tastiest recordings of Humperdinck's sumptuous fairy-tale opera