Classical music in London Sunday 18 December

Classical music in London on Sun 18th December

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

Classical music in London: Cadogan Hall

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


Westminster Abbey Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.
Classical music in London: Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
Classical music in London: Royal Albert Hall


to Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Classical music in London: Nutcracker at London Coliseum


to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
Classical music in London: 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 18 December including:

South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum18 DecemberExplore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.

In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musical18 December“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.

See London by night — on a sightseeing bus18 DecemberThe ‘See London By Night’ bus tour will show you London’s most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.

Climb to the platform at the top of The O218 DecemberClimb up The O2′s roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.

Have a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe18 DecemberHave a tour of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.

Speakers’ Corner, at Sunday lunchtime18 DecemberListen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like — all in the name of free speech.

Sunday service at the Tower of London18 DecemberYou can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London — one of the most historic churches in the City.

Guided tour of the 18th-century Spencer House18 DecemberSpencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.

Ghost Bus Tour, around London’s dark past18 DecemberThe Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London’s gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.


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