Classical music in London – December 2016

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All of the classical music, operas and ballets in London during December

Barbican Centre
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Viennese New Years Eve Gala - Barbican Hall

See in the New Year with some Viennese waltzes performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johan Strauss Dancers.
Barbican Hall
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Beethovens Symphony No.9 - Barbican Hall

Christopher Warren-Green will be leading the Royal Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No 9".
Barbican Hall
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Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Last Night of the Christmas Proms at Barbican Hall will have all your flag-waving favourites, played by the London Concert Orchestra.
Barbican Hall
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Handel by candlelight - Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing some Handel by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume.
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Albert Halls Christmas Spectacular

Let's keep on celebrating Christmas until New Year's, with this Christmas Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Katherine Jenkins: Celebration

Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be performing some of her favourite songs at Barbican Hall.
Royal Albert Hall
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The Glory of Christmas - at the Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy some festive favourites and singalong carols with the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir.
Barbican Hall
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Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican Hall

Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.
Royal Opera House
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Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Andre Rieu - The King of the Waltzes

The "King of the Waltzes" Andre Rieu is back in London with his violin for his annual Christmas concert at Wembley Arena.
Eventim Apollo
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Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

Pokemon comes to life on the big screen with music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Cadogan Hall
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Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic

The "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite, with seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
Westminster Abbey
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Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.
Barbican Hall
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Mozart and Tchaikovsky - London Symphony Orchestra

Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
Royal Albert Hall
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

"Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Royal Opera House
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Renee Fleming in Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
Barbican Hall
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Wagner, Mahler and Berg - at Barbican Hall

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Wagner, Mahler and Berg at Barbican Hall.
Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Carols - Kings College Choir, Cambridge

King's College Choir Cambridge returns to the Royal Albert Hall to sing some Christmas carols and classical favourites.
Barbican Hall
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at Barbican Hall

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Kaija Saariaho

Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Barbican Hall.
Royal Albert Hall
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Handels Messiah, at the Royal Albert Hall

Christmas doesn't start until you've heard a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
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The Joy of Christmas, at the Royal Festival Hall

Enjoy an evening of Christmas classical music with music by Handel, Bach, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Gruber and Darke.
Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Classics, at the Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy an evening of Christmas classics performed by the London Concert Orchestra and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards.
Royal Festival Hall
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Glinka, Chopin, Rachmaninov - London Philharmonic

The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Glinka, Chopin and Rachmaninov at the Royal Festival Hall.
London Coliseum
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
Barbican Hall
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Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky - Barbican Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall
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Carols with the Choir of St Johns College, Cambridge

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, will be performing some classical Christmas music at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Monteverdi Choir playing Bach, at Barbican Hall

Join Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir for an evening of Bach at Barbican Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
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Christmas Classics at the Royal Festival Hall

David Hill will be leading the Philharmonia Orchestra and Bach Choir in an afternoon of Christmas classics.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Ceremony of Carols, at St. Pauls Cathedral

Enjoy a performance of Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" inside St Paul's Cathedral, with some readings for advent.
Royal Festival Hall
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Bachs Christmas Oratorio - Cadogan Hall

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Cadogan Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
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Messiah by candlelight - Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing Handel's "Messiah" by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume.
Royal Albert Hall
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John Rutters Christmas Celebration

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Bartok, Stravinsky and John Adams - Barbican Hall

John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Bartok and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall
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Haydn, Stravinsky, Diana Burrell - Barbican Hall

Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Haydn and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
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Glinka, Dargomizhsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

The London Philharmonic will be playing music by Glinka, Prokofiev, Dargomizhsky and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
London Coliseum
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Boris Eifmans new ballet, Up & Down

The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
Cadogan Hall
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A Choral Christmas - with the Royal Philharmonic

Enjoy 'A Choral Christmas' at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir.
Barbican Hall
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John Adams El Nino - Barbican Hall

John Adams will be conducting his own piece, 'El Nino' with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall.
Royal Festival Hall
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Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky

The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Family Christmas concert, with sing-a-long carols

Bring your kids to St Martin-in-the-Fields for a concert of singalong Christmas carols and seasonal classical music.
Barbican Hall
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A Christmas Carol - by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Neil Brand's adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' will be performed by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Norwegian Christmas Concert - St. Martin-in-the-Fields

A Norwegian Concert will be taking place at St Martin-in-the-Fields, to mark the lighting of the Trafalgar Square Tree.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Royal Festival Hall
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Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber

The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber at the Royal Festival Hall.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Handels Messiah at St. Pauls

St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
Royal Opera House
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Verdis Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
Royal Festival Hall
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Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton

The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton at the Royal Festival Hall.
Royal Opera House
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Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet

Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
Royal Opera House
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Puccinis Manon Lescaut - Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House will putting a production of Jonathan Kent's version of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut".
Royal Opera House
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Les Contes dHoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Offenbach's operatic swansong "The Tales of Hoffmann".
London Coliseum
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Bizets The Pearl Fishers - London Coliseum

Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" is a moving story of friendship, tested to breaking point by the arrival of the beautiful Leila.
Olivier Theatre
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Amadeus - a play about the life of young Mozart

The National Theatre will be putting on a production of "Amadeus", which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.
London Coliseum
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Puccinis Tosca - at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini's "Tosca", a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.
 
 
 
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