Enjoy some carols by candlelight at Cadogan Hall. The Highgate Choral Society and Mozart Festival Orchestra will be performing a selection of seasonal songs and Christmas classics in full 18th-century costume, in a beautiful candle-lit style setting.
There will be classical music by Cullen, Pearsall, Willcocks and Handel, alongside a selection of traditional Christmas carols like Good King Wenceslas, Once in Royal David's City, O Come all ye Faithful and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
The Mozart Festival Orchestra specialise in playing classics from the baroque era. They frequently perform in full 18th-century costume, bringing an evocative and elegant atmosphere to their concerts.
derekm – “This is nice and small so you feel very close to the musicians, and the acoustics are wonderful, but i much prefer sitting in the gallery that goes all around the room, because when i sit in the middle you are surrounded on both sides and the back by people above you, which is quite uncomfortable, although i am sure it is just me! When you are in the gallery it is just like sitting in a church with the wooden pews, although the ones in the middle are much nicer. The stage is quite roomy, and is very close to the seats. The view from the gallery at the sides is excellent, especially when you are sitting close to the front. You can literally see every note that the musicans are playing!”
Guest – “I have seen many events here and I am surprised that it works for both orchestras and rock and roll. The diary suggests they do a full range of shows here from book launches, conferences music from around the world etc. The stalls are very comfortable and the gallery depending where you sit is also very good. I had never come across the venue as it is tucked away. I now make a point of looking to see whats on.”
Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Alban Berg – 7 Dec 2018 – The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Alban Berg at Barbican Hall.
Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Bartok, Bernstein and Golijov – 13 Dec 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Bartok, Bernstein at Barbican Hall.
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall – 14 Dec 2018 – Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall.
Sir Simon Rattle — Debussy, Brahms and Enescu – 16 to 18 Dec 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Debussy, Brahms and Enescu at Barbican Hall.
Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic – 16 Dec 2018 – The Christmas Cracker concert at Cadogan Hall is a festive favourite, full of seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ — at Barbican Hall – 17 Dec 2018 – Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ at Barbican Hall.
Britten Sinfonia, playing Handel’s Messiah – 19 Dec 2018 – The Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices will be giving a performance of Handel's Messiah at Barbican Hall.
If you enjoy Cadogan Hall then you might like to visit Barbican Centre (catch the train from Sloane Square to Barbican Centre), Royal Albert Hall (walk it in 22 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to Royal Albert Hall), Royal Festival Hall (catch the train from Sloane Square to Royal Festival Hall), Royal Opera House (catch the train from Sloane Square to Royal Opera House) and Wigmore Hall (catch the train from Sloane Square to Wigmore Hall)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans