Classical music in London Sunday 18 December

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Classical music in London on Sun 18th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Sunday 18 December 2016.

 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic

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

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

Barbican Hall Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
 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.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 18 December including:

Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern18 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Cinderella — with Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden18 DecemberAmanda Holden, Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto “Cinderella” at the London Palladium.

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market18 DecemberThis popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Sleeping Beauty panto — with Maureen Lipman18 DecemberMaureen Lipman and CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre’s Christmas panto, “Sleeping Beauty”.

Dick Whittington panto — with Matthew Kelly18 DecemberWImbledon Theatre’s Christmas panto this year l be “Dick Whittington”, starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care18 DecemberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations18 DecemberThe National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘The Adoration of the Kings’.

Red Hot Chili Peppers — 3 nights at the O2 Arena18 DecemberThe Red Hot Chili Peppers have a new album out called ‘The Getaway’, and will be touring the UK in December.

Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies18 December“Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies” will show how real events inspired film-makers to make some classic war movies.

 

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