Classical music in London Thursday 8 December

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Classical music in London on Thu 8th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Thursday 8 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the Royal Albert Hall. John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Bartok, Stravinsky and John Adams — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Bartok and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 
Up And Down at London Coliseum, London
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Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
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.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 8 December including:

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House8 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

“The Lion King” — music by Elton John8 DecemberBased on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, “The Lion King” tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.

Dirty Dancing — in town for one month only!8 December‘Dirty Dancing’ is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny’s unforgettable summer.

Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art8 DecemberMahwish Chishty’s exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.

Star Wars Identities — Huge exhibition at The O28 December‘Star Wars Identities’ is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.

Motown — The Story of Berry Gordy8 DecemberRelive the Motown years and Berry Gordy’s journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!

“Mamma Mia!” — with the songs of ABBA8 December“Mamma Mia” is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.

Thriller — with the songs of Michael Jackson8 December“Thriller Live” celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.

The Bodyguard — starring Beverley Knight8 DecemberThe Whitney Houston movie “The Bodyguard” has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.

 

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