Classical music in London Thursday 1 December

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Classical music in London on Thu 1st December

Our guide to classical music in London on Thursday 1 December 2016.

 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Cathedral London classical music at the St. Paul’s Cathedral. St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
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". See a production of Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House on Thu 1st December 2016.
 
 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.
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.
 
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.
 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 1 December including:

“King Lear” — Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks1 DecemberOscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.

Pete Tong presents… Ibiza Classics1 DecemberPete Tong has reworked some Ibiza Classics for a 60-piece orchestra, and will be performing it at The O2.

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms1 DecemberEnjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker from behind the glass.

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)1 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

Have a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe1 DecemberHave a tour of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.

The Cure — three nights at the SSE Arena1 DecemberThe Cure’s tour is coming to the SSE Arena for three nights in December, with support from The Twilight Sad.

Agatha Christie crime thriller — The Mousetrap1 DecemberAgatha Christie’s murder mystery crime thriller “The Mousetrap” has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.

Dress up and sing-a-long to Rocky Horror1 DecemberDon your best pair of stilettos and fishnet tights and get down to the Prince Charles Cinema for Sing-A-Long Rocky Horror!

Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work1 December‘Lazarus’ is a musical based on ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.

 

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