Classical music in London Friday 23 December

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Classical music in London on Fri 23rd December

Our guide to classical music in London on Friday 23 December 2016.

Aled Jones at Barbican Hall, London
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Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall London classical music at the Barbican Hall. Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.
Classical music in London: Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House. Sleeping Beauty will be coming to London on Friday 23rd Dec, for a run 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.
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.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 23 December including:

Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin23 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in “Aladdin”.

Christmas lights in Carnaby Street23 DecemberCarnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.

Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto23 DecemberThe Hackney Empire’s Christmas pantomime this year is “Sleeping Beaty”, packed with songs, comedy and family fun.

In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musical23 December“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.

Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre23 DecemberGreenwich Theatre has chosen “Peter Pan” as this year’s panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market23 DecemberThis popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Wifredo Lam exhibition, at the Tate Modern23 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a major exhibition of works by Wifredo Lam, taking pieces from his fifty year career.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong — Apollo Theatre23 December“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s inept attempts to put on show.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory23 DecemberRoald Dahl’s much-loved children’s classic “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” has been turned into a West End musical.

 

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