Classical music in London Friday 16 December

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Classical music in London on Fri 16th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Friday 16 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Carols — King’s College Choir, Cambridge

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the 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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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.
 
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 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.
 
Opera in London: Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House

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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 Royal Albert Hall, London
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Guided tour inside the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 16 December including:

Dirty Dancing — in town for one month only!16 December‘Dirty Dancing’ is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny’s unforgettable summer.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery16 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

The “Phantom of the Opera” is here!16 December“The Phantom of the Opera” has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest scores.

Peter Pan — at the National Theatre16 DecemberThe National Theatre will be bringing Peter Pan to London (via Neverland), with Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook in tow.

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House16 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

Sleeping Beauty panto — with Maureen Lipman16 DecemberMaureen Lipman and CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre’s Christmas panto, “Sleeping Beauty”.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory16 DecemberRoald Dahl’s much-loved children’s classic “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” has been turned into a West End musical.

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral16 DecemberSt Paul’s Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up — the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.

Agatha Christie crime thriller — The Mousetrap16 DecemberAgatha Christie’s murder mystery crime thriller “The Mousetrap” has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.

 

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