Classical music in London December 2016

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Classical music in London in December

Our guide to classical music in London during December 2016.

Tosca at London Coliseum, London
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Puccini’s Tosca — at the London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini's "Tosca", a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.
Amadeus at Olivier Theatre, London
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“Amadeus” — a play about the life of young Mozart

Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be putting on a production of "Amadeus", which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.
 
Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum, London
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Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers — London Coliseum

London Coliseum Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" is a moving story of friendship, tested to breaking point by the arrival of the beautiful Leila.
Les Contes D Hoffmann at Royal Opera House, London
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Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Offenbach's operatic swansong "The Tales of Hoffmann".
 
Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will putting a production of Jonathan Kent's version of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut".
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton at the Royal Festival Hall.
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
 
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to 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.
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Norwegian Christmas Concert — St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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A Christmas Carol — by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall Neil Brand's adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' will be performed by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Family Christmas concert, with sing-a-long carols

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Bring your kids to St Martin-in-the-Fields for a concert of singalong Christmas carols and seasonal classical music.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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John Adams’ “El Nino” — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams will be conducting his own piece, 'El Nino' with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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A Choral Christmas — with the Royal Philharmonic

Cadogan Hall Enjoy 'A Choral Christmas' at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir.
Up And Down at London Coliseum, London
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Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Glinka, Dargomizhsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing music by Glinka, Prokofiev, Dargomizhsky and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Haydn, Stravinsky, Diana Burrell — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Haydn and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Bartok, Stravinsky and John Adams — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Bartok and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration

Royal Albert Hall John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Messiah by candlelight — Mozart Festival Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall The Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing Handel's "Messiah" by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Bach’s Christmas Oratorio — Cadogan Hall

to Royal Festival Hall The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Cadogan Hall.
 
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Ceremony of Carols, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy a performance of Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" inside St Paul's Cathedral, with some readings for advent.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Christmas Classics at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall David Hill will be leading the Philharmonia Orchestra and Bach Choir in an afternoon of Christmas classics.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Monteverdi Choir playing Bach, at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Join Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir for an evening of Bach at Barbican Hall.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Carols with the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge

Cadogan Hall The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, will be performing some classical Christmas music at Cadogan Hall.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Ravel, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky at Barbican Hall.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Glinka, Chopin, Rachmaninov — London Philharmonic

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Glinka, Chopin and Rachmaninov at the Royal Festival Hall.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Classics, at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Enjoy an evening of Christmas classics performed by the London Concert Orchestra and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guards.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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The Joy of Christmas, at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Enjoy an evening of Christmas classical music with music by Handel, Bach, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Gruber and Darke.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Handel’s Messiah, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Christmas doesn't start until you've heard a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Kaija Saariaho

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

Barbican Hall Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel at Barbican Hall.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Carols — King’s College Choir, Cambridge

Royal Albert Hall King's College Choir Cambridge returns to the Royal Albert Hall to sing some Christmas carols and classical favourites.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Wagner, Mahler and Berg — at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Wagner, Mahler and Berg at Barbican Hall.
 
Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House, London
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Renee Fleming in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Royal Opera House Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

to Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
 
 
 
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