Classical music in London Thursday 8 December

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 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration

Royal Albert Hall John Rutter's Christmas Celebration concert is one of the most popular Christmas carol concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Bartok, Stravinsky and John Adams — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Adams and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Bartok and Stravinsky at Barbican Hall.
 
Up And Down at London Coliseum, London
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Boris Eifman’s new ballet, “Up & Down”

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be hosting the UK premiere of Boris Eifman's new ballet, "Up & Down".
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.
 
 
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 8 December including:

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)8 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery8 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern8 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement8 DecemberThe Courtauld Gallery’s “Rodin and Dance” exhibition will showcase some sculptures and drawings of the Cambodian dancers.

Christmas lights in Regent Street8 DecemberRegent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.

Christmas lights in Bond Street8 DecemberBond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!

Christmas lights in Oxford Street8 DecemberThe Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they’re shutting the street to traffic.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory8 DecemberRoald Dahl’s much-loved children’s classic “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” has been turned into a West End musical.

 
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