Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a rendition of Handel's Messiah, but have you ever thought about listening to it inside St. Paul's Cathedral? It makes a nice change from hearing it at the Royal Albert Hall.
Today's rendition will be performed by the Cathedral Choir City of London Sinfonia.
Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”
Handel’s Messiah at the Old Royal Naval College – 16 Dec 2018 – The Trinity Laban Chapel Choir will be performing Handel's Messiah in the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College
Britten Sinfonia, playing Handel’s Messiah – 19 Dec 2018 – The Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices will be giving a performance of Handel's Messiah at Barbican Hall.
Blessing the crib at St Paul’s Cathedral – 16 Dec 2018 – The annual blessing of the crib and lighting of the Christmas trees at St Paul's Cathedral is always an atmospheric service
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at St. Paul’s – 21 Dec 2018 – Listen to Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" performed inside St Paul's Cathedral, alongside some readings for advent.
Family carol service at St. Paul’s Cathedral – 22 Dec 2018 – This short(-ish) Christmas carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral is aimed especially at families with little children.
Christmas Carol Service at St. Paul’s – 23 to 24 Dec 2018 – Enjoy some seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the congregation and Cathedral Choir at St Paul's Cathedral
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sun (apart from the last Sun of the month) – Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy St. Paul’s then you might like to visit Brompton Oratory (catch the train from St Pauls to South Kensington), Westminster Abbey (catch the train from St Pauls to Westminster) and Westminster Cathedral (catch the train from St Pauls to Victoria)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans