Classical music in London

Our guide to classical music events in London. Operas are shown at the Royal Opera House. Big ballet productions are put on at the London Coliseum. Other venues that play a lot of classical music include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican

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Classical music in December

Here’s our guide to the best classical music events in London during December

Craig recommends… Read my review of a Prom concert and guided tour at the Royal Albert Hall. If you enjoy classical music then you might like the classical buskers in Covent Garden

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Pauls Cathedral invites one of the worlds finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
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 famous auditorium
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery Take your baby to the Queens Gallery for an informal classical concert and see the Russia Royalty & the Romanovs exhibition
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Stravinsky Szymanowski Bartok Bernstein at Barbican Hall
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

to Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Debussy Brahms and Enescu at Barbican Hall
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Christmas Cracker concert at Cadogan Hall is a festive favourite full of seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic
Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College The Trinity Laban Chapel Choir will be performing Handels Messiah in the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing Berliozs LEnfance du Christ at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices will be giving a performance of Handels Messiah at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Join the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir for an evening of Christmas classics at Barbican Hall
Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection Enjoy a mince pie some mulled wine and an evening of Christmas carols in the Great Galley at the Wallace Collection
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Enjoy some festive favourites and singalong Christmas carols with the London Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

St. Paul’s Cathedral Listen to Benjamin Brittens Ceremony of Carols performed inside St Pauls Cathedral alongside some readings for advent
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Enjoy some Carols by Candlelight at Barbican Hall and see the Mozart Festival Orchestra perform in full 18th-century costume

Classical music in January 2019

Here’s a selection of the best music recitals, operas and ballets during January

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius and Hans Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius Nielsen and Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Schoenberg at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann Brahms and Causton at Barbican Hall

Classical music in February 2019

If you’re coming to London next February how about listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Butt and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be performing JS Bachs Mass in B Minor at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mendelssohn Schumann and Weber at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir John Eilot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich Peteris Vasks and Gavin Higgins at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Rameau Ravel Betsy and Poulenc at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Adam Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be giving a performance of Mahlers Symphony No 9 at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Mozart Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Rachmaninov Stravinsky and Weill at Barbican Hall

Classical music in March 2019

Here are some upcoming music recitals and operas during the month of March

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Verdi Puccini and Ponchielli at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mozart and Bruckner at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Haydn Gershwin Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and Strauss at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich Rachmaninov and Balakirev at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall

Classical music in April 2019

Here’s our pick of the best ballets, operas and classical music during April

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alexei Volodin playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Ives at Barbican Hall
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey will be celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Bachs St John Passion by St James Baroque
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Debussy Szymanowski and Tippet at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Fran├žois-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall

More Classical music in 2019/20

Here are some more classical music events, for people who like to plan ahead

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by John Adams and Berlioz
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Britten and Mahler
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Gerald Barry and Beethoven at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra play some classical music by Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be playing some music by Gerald Barry and Beethovens Choral Symphony at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven Bartok and Cage
 
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