Classical music in London Friday 23 December

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Classical music in London on Fri 23rd December

Our guide to classical music in London on Friday 23 December 2016.

Aled Jones at Barbican Hall, London
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Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.
Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House, London
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Royal Ballet — The Sleeping Beauty

to Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

to Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 23 December including:

Jazzy Christmas Carols, by Candlelight23 DecemberSt Martin-in-the-Fields will be putting on another carol concert, but this time done in a jazzy style with the Will Todd Ensemble.

Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square23 DecemberHave you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery23 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

A Christmas walk around Charles Dickens’ London23 DecemberEnjoy a walk around the Victorian streets where Charles Dickens found inspiration for Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger.

Ralph ‘Streets of London’ McTell — Cadogan Hall23 DecemberRalph McTell will be playing a special Christmas concert at Cadogan Hall (and “Streets of London” as well, of course).

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House23 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

“Les Miserables”, at the Queen’s Theatre23 December“Les Miserables” is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

Lazarus — David Bowie’s final work23 December‘Lazarus’ is a musical based on ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.

Victorians Decoded — Art and Telegraphy23 December“Victorians Decoded” will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.

 
 
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