Classical music in London Sunday 18 December

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Classical music in London on Sun 18th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Sunday 18 December 2016.

 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic

Cadogan Hall The "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite, with seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
 at Westminster Abbey, London
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Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Mozart and Tchaikovsky — London Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
 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.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 18 December including:

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market18 DecemberThis popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Opus Anglicanum: English Medieval Embroidery18 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition will show some masterpieces of English medieval embroidery.

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink18 DecemberAn outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Christmas panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs18 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Shaw Theatre will be “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in Rome18 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea18 December“Forgotten Fighters” will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.

Dick Whittington panto — with Matthew Kelly18 DecemberWImbledon Theatre’s Christmas panto this year l be “Dick Whittington”, starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.

Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks18 DecemberJoin the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of “Around the World in 80 Drinks” at the Museum of Comedy.

Christmas carol service, at Southwark Cathedral18 DecemberEnjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at Southwark Cathedral, with Lessons and readings from the King James Bible.

 
 
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