The Wallace Collection will be hosting a wonderful evening of Christmas carols with Alex Woolf and the Vox Luna Chamber Choir inside their Great Gallery. You'll also get a pre-concert glass of mulled wine and mince pie.
The Vox Luna Chamber Choir is one of the country's most exciting new vocal groups, and they'll be performing many of your festive favourites alongside some seasonal masterpieces by Rachmaninov, Britten, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre and John Rutter.
Alex Woolf has worked with many great choirs during his career, including the Tallis Scholars, Bach Choir, and the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge.
John Rutter is a British conductor, composer and arranger of mainly choral pieces. He has written many religious works, including a recent piece for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
First established in 1875, the Bach Choir has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading choruses. The choir’s musical director is currently David Hill, who occupies a spot once held by the great English composer Vaughan Williams.
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The Nutcracker — at the British Museum – 3, 6 and 8 Dec 2018 – Ballet Central will be putting on a very special performance of The Nutcracker inside the Great Hall at the British Museum
Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Cathedral – 6 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a performance of Handel's Messiah by the Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia at St Pauls Cathedral
Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Alban Berg – 7 Dec 2018 – The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Alban Berg at Barbican Hall.
Carols by Candlelight at the Tower of London – 8 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a Christmas carol concert inside the candlelit Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London.
Carols by candlelight, and full 18th-century costume – 12 Dec 2018 – 'Carols by Candlelight' will include your favourite Christmas carols performed in a candlelit setting and full 18th-century costume.
Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Bartok, Bernstein and Golijov – 13 Dec 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Bartok, Bernstein at Barbican Hall.
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall – 14 Dec 2018 – Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall.
You might also enjoy listening to these other Christmas music shows
If you enjoy Wallace Collection then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (catch the train from Bond Street to Temple), National Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Bond Street to Charing Cross), Queen’s Gallery (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Bond Street to St Jamess Park), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Bond Street to Piccadilly Circus) and Victoria & Albert Museum (catch the train from Bond Street to South Kensington)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans