Classical music in London December 2013

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Classical music in London in December

Our guide to classical music in London during December 2013.

Madam Butterfly at London Coliseum, London
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Madam Butterfly — London Coliseum

to London Coliseum Puccini's score is one of his best, and tells of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart. When Butterfly's unwavering belief that her love will return is finally dashed, the opera moves to its powerful and tragic conclusion.
Romeo And Juliet at Royal Opera House, London
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“Romeo and Juliet”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo And Juliet", set to the music of Prokofiev's exhilarating score. It tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers, forbidden to see each other by the rivalry of their families.
 
Magic Flute at London Coliseum, London
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Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

to London Coliseum London classical music at the London Coliseum. The London Coliseum is putting on a performance of Mozart's great late work, "The Magic Flute". Its comic panto-style story follows the wise priest Sarastro, who tries to release Pamina from the influence of her mother. When the queen sends the young Prince Tamino to search for her, he soon grows to admire Sarastro and reunites him with Pamina.
Parsifal at Royal Opera House, London
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Wagner’s “Parsifal” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House Wagner's "Parsifal" tells the story of a young man who is ignorant of everything, even his own name, who arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he really a fool? Or is he the young man of prophesy, who has come to purify the kingdom? See a production of Parsifal at the Royal Opera House this December.
 
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky and Grieg

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Christopher Petrie, pianist Tom Poster and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture", "The Nutcracker Suite" and Grieg's "Piano Concerto".
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. They feature everything from solo pianists and violinists, to string quartets and vocal groups.
 
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

to Royal Opera House No Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker". As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to the Sugar Plum Fairy's retreat in the Kingdom of Sweets.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Handel’s “Messiah”, at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Classical music in London at the Cadogan Hall. Join conductor Ralph Allwood, the Rodolfus Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Handel's "Messiah".
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Carols at Cadogan, with the Bach Choir

Cadogan Hall Enjoy an evening of Christmas carols and choral music at Cadogan Hall, with music sung by the Bach Choir and the London City Brass.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Vivaldi — “Gloria” and “The Four Seasons”

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Andrew Nethsingha, the St John's College Choir, Cambridge, and the English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Vivaldi. Music will include the "The Four Seasons", "Magnificat in G minor", "Concerto in C for 2 trumpets" and "Gloria".
 
Andre Rieu at Wembley Arena, London
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Andre Rieu — “And The Waltz Goes On”

to Wembley Arena Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, famous for playing some spectacular Johann Strauss waltzes, will be returning to London with his Stradivarius violin, encouraging fans to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. Following the runaway success of his UK shows last year, the violin master is returning to Wembley Arena with his "And The Waltz Goes On" Tour. The Wembley Arena is welcoming Andre Rieu to the venue during December 2013.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No.2″

Cadogan Hall Classical music in December at the Cadogan Hall. Join conductor Paul Bateman, pianist Sasha Grynyuk and the London International Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto No.2".
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Christmas Concert with Carols

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Join the London Musical Arts Orchestra at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, for an evening of seasonal pieces and Christmas carols for the audience to sing along to, including "The First Nowell", "Silent Night", "Away in a Manger" and more.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Royal Philharmonic — The Magic of Christmas

Cadogan Hall Take a break from your hectic Christmas shopping and join us for a magical concert full of festive favourites. Featuring popular classics like "Sleigh Ride" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and orchestral favourites like Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty Waltz", the show will also include the world premiere of "The Christmas Party".
 
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Christmas with the Temple Church Choir

Cadogan Hall Classical music in London at the Cadogan Hall. Join the Temple Church Choir for an evening of seasonal pieces at Cadogan Hall, including Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols", Elgar's arrangement of "Ave Maria", Byrd's "Vigilate", and some contemporary arrangements of traditional carols.
Katherine Jenkins at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Katherine Jenkins — Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Katherine Jenkins is one of Britain's most popular opera singers. This very special Christmas concert will include a selection of Katherine's favourite songs, alongside some festive carols for the whole audience to sing. She will be joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. Katherine Jenkins will be coming to London during Dec 2013, for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Mozart, Bach, Haydn and Schumann

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join Viennese pianist Till Fellner at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as he performs a selection of classical works by Mozart, Bach, Haydn and Schumann.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Julian Lloyd Webber, and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber

Cadogan Hall Pianist John Lenehan will joining world-famous cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife, fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, in a selection of music by Monteverdi, Dvorak, Holst, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saƫns, Schumann and more.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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The Sixteen at Christmas

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join conductor Harry Christophers and The Sixteen at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform a festive selection of classical favourites including some of Benjamin Britten's finest choral music.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker”

to London Coliseum No Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker". As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to the Sugar Plum Fairy's retreat in the Kingdom of Sweets.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra — Mendelssohn and Mahler

Royal Festival Hall London classical music at the Royal Festival Hall. Join conductor Tugan Sokhiev, violinist Viktoria Mullova, soprano Anastasia Kalagina and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as perform a selection of classical works by Mendelssohn and Mahler.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration

Royal Albert Hall John Rutter will be back to lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the ever-popular "Christmas Celebration" concert at the Royal Albert Hall. This year's event will have a magical selection of Christmas carols, choral pieces and orchestral works... and don't forget to sing-along!
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Handel’s Messiah… at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a rendition of Handel's "Messiah". The Royal Albert Hall will be hosting one of the best, when conductor Brian Wright leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra alongside a choir of 500 voices -- made up of the Goldsmiths Choral Union, English Concert Chorus and Highgate Choral Society.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Handel’s “Messiah” by Candlelight

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Oliver Gooch and the Mozart Festival Orchestra and Chorus at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform Handel's "Messiah" in full 18th-century costume, in an evocative, candle-lit-style setting.
 
 at Old Royal Naval College, London
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Christmas Concert, Supper and Carols

Old Royal Naval College Enjoy a Christmas concert in the Chapel of St. Peter and Paul at the Old Royal Naval College, with music by the ORNC Chapel Choir. Following the concert there will be a delicious two-course supper with wine, in the breath-taking surroundings of the Painted Hall.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by Candlelight, at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the Royal Albert Hall. "Carols by Candlelight" features a fine selection of seasonal songs and Christmas classics performed in full 18th-century costume -- in an exquisite candle-lit setting. There will also be a selection of traditional carols and readings from Dickens' "Christmas Carol".
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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John Adams’ “El Nino” (Nativity Oratorio)

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform the joyful "El Nino" (Nativity Oratorio) by John Adams.
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Join Ivor Setterfield, the New London Singers and Pavao Quartet at St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, for an evening of Christmas carols for choir, organ and audience, plus a performance of Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols".
 
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at Cadogan Hall, London
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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Classical music in December at the Cadogan Hall. Join Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and pianist Gary Matthewman at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of arias by Verdi and Puccini, an exquisite set of Strauss songs, and a quirky set by American composer William Bolcom.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Jacques Offenbach’s “Fantasio”

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Sir Mark Eldar,the Opera Rara Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform Jacques Offenbach's "Fantasio" -- a comic opera in French, with English surtitles.
 
Carmen at Royal Opera House, London
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Bizet’s “Carmen” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House Bizet's "Carmen" is one of the world's favourite operas, but scandalised 19th-century society with its raw depicition of lust. It tells the story of a fiesty gypsy arrested for attacking a fellow worker. After persuading her guard to release her on the promise of love, she then casts him aside for the glamorous toreador, Escamillo. Consumed by jealousy, Don Jose pursues Carmen to Seville with tragic consequences.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” (Parts 1 to 3)

Cadogan Hall Mark Forkgen will be leading the London Concert Choir at Cadogan Hall, in a performance of Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" (Parts 1 to 3).
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Carols, with the King’s College Choir

Royal Albert Hall The world-famous King's College Choir from Cambridge makes a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall with a heavenly concert of Christmas carols and seasonal classics, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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The Glory of Christmas

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in December at the Royal Albert Hall. This concert of festive favourites and Christmas carols will perfectly capture the true spirit of Christmas. Seasonal classics by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel will be accompanied by carols for all. Music will be provided by the London Concert Orchestra and Trinity Boys Choir, and will feature the Royal Albert Hall Grand Organ.
 
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 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Peter G Dyson will be leading the Belmont Ensemble of London and the English Chamber Choir at St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, as they perform a Christmas classic by candlelight -- Handel's "Messiah".
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Royal Philharmonic’s “Christmas Cracker”

Cadogan Hall Cadogan Hall's "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite. Seasonal pieces like "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas", "Sleigh Ride" and "Let It Snow" will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic, and the audience will be encouraged to take part in the carols.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by Candlelight, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Classical music in December at the Royal Albert Hall. "Carols by Candlelight" features a fine selection of seasonal songs and Christmas classics performed in full 18th-century costume -- in an exquisite candle-lit setting. There will also be a selection of traditional carols and readings from Dickens' "Christmas Carol".
Andre Rieu at Wembley Arena, London
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Andre Rieu — “And The Waltz Goes On”

Wembley Arena Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, famous for playing some spectacular Johann Strauss waltzes, will be returning to London with his Stradivarius violin, encouraging fans to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. Following the runaway success of his UK shows last year, the violin master is returning to Wembley Arena with his "And The Waltz Goes On" Tour. Andre Rieu will be coming to London in December, for a performance at the Wembley Arena.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by Candlelight, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features a fine selection of seasonal songs and Christmas classics performed in full 18th-century costume -- in an exquisite candle-lit setting. There will also be a selection of traditional carols and readings from Dickens' "Christmas Carol".
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Spectacular, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall London classical music in December at the Royal Albert Hall. Keep your Christmas Spirits up with Raymond Gubbay's "Christmas Spectacular" -- a fantastic mix of music, dance, lights and lasers, and an amazing indoor firework finale! West End star Kerry Ellis will sing a "Christmas Movie Medley" with hits from the theatre, and Anthony Inglis will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in songs by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi and more...
 
 

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