Classical music in London Thursday 1 December

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Classical music in London on Thu 1st December

Our guide to classical music in London on Thursday 1 December 2016.

 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Handel’s Messiah at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia will be giving a performance of Handel's "Messiah".
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing music by Ravel, Vaughan Williams and William Walton at the Royal Festival Hall.
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.
 
Tosca at London Coliseum, London
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Puccini’s Tosca — at the London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on a production of Puccini's "Tosca", a story full of love, lust, murder and political intrigue.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 1 December including:

The Libertine — starring Dominic Cooper1 December“The Libertine” tells the story of the notorious Earl of Rochester, who’s life is turned upside down when he meets an actress.

You Say You Want a Revolution? 1966-19701 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.

Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens1 DecemberKew Garden’s Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.

Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea1 December“Forgotten Fighters” will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions1 DecemberThe Geffrye’s “Christmas Past” exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.

In The Heights — Tony Award-winning musical1 December“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.

Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre1 DecemberGreenwich Theatre has chosen “Peter Pan” as this year’s panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks1 DecemberJoin the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of “Around the World in 80 Drinks” at the Museum of Comedy.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care1 DecemberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

 
 
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