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Format: 2014-12-21
Format: 2014-12-21
  • 21 December 2014 - 3:30pm
    Carols at St Paul's
    Llandudno, St Paul's Church Choir
    St Paul's Church Craig-y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1UZ
    United Kingdom

    Join us for traditional carols, festive favourites and seasonal musical surprises sung by St Pauls Church Choir Llandudno and friends. Mulled wine, mince pies and seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards.

    Admission free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

    Once in Royal David’s City
    Traditional ()
    People, look East
    Traditional French ()
    Jesus Christ the apple tree
    Richard Allain (1965-)
    It came upon the midnight clear
    Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    God rest ye merry, gentlemen
    Traditional ()
    O little town of Bethlehem
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    The Angel Gabriel
    Traditional ()
    Long ago, prophets knew
    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
    Still, Still, Still
    Traditional German ()
    While shepherds watched their flock
    Traditional ()
    Lully, lulla, lullay
    Philip Stopford (1977-)
    O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles'
    Traditional ()
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
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    21 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    National Youth Music Theatre - A Winter Wonderland
    The National Youth Music Theatre, The National Youth Music Theatre Orchestra
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Established in 1976 by Jeremy James Taylor, OBE, the National Youth Music Theatre’s productions have been seen throughout the UK and abroad, winning numerous accolades and awards. A commitment to new writing has seen over 40 new works commissioned and performed from writers and composers such as Alan Ayckbourn, Howard Goodall, Dougal Irvine and Richard Stilgoe. This year, with the support of Arts Council England, NYMT commissioned Brass by Benjamin Till to commemorate the Great War centenary.

    The National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it the finest youth music theatre in the world”.

    Programme includes:

    Seasonal readings, music and staged extracts performed by

    The NYMT 2014 Company and Alumni
    The NYMT Orchestra

    “In its illustrious 37-year history – which includes a number of Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, BAFTA shortlisting for its TV adaptations and numerous international tours – it is difficult to imagine that the National Youth Music Theatre has ever been on better form.” British Theatre Guide

    Part of the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

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    22 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge - Bach's B minor Mass
    Gwilym Bowen, Iestyn Davies, Katherine Watson, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton, The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge has established itself as one of the leading mixed-voice choirs in the world. In addition to singing the liturgy in the College Chapel, the Choir enjoys a programme of high-profile performances and recordings, international tours and regular broadcasts.

    After the sell-out success of its recent Festival performances, the Choir again joins forces with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, this time for the B minor Mass, one of Bach’s greatest choral works. Stephen Layton conducts and they are joined by four outstanding soloists.

    “Virtuoso is the right word. I for one can’t immediately think of any more appropriate way of describing singing of such staggering accomplishment.” BBC Music Magazine

    “Spectacular … Stephen Layton has inspired his singers to heights of magnificence.” International Record Review

    Part of the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

    Mass in B minor
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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    23 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    Polyphony - Messiah
    Gwilym Bowen, Iestyn Davies, Katherine Watson, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Stephen Layton
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    This year sees the 20th anniversary of the first performance of Messiah at St John’s Smith Square by Stephen Layton and Polyphony. We are immensely proud that this annual performance is considered to be one of the superlative interpretations. A formidable line-up of soloists join Stephen Layton and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for what promises to be an exhilarating performance.

    “No-one, but no-one performs Messiah better every year than the choir Polyphony under the conductor Stephen Layton.” Evening Standard

    “Wow! Words are inadequate to convey the sheer brilliance of Polyphony and of Layton’s conducting.” Early Music Today

    “There are few finer exponents of this great oratorio than Polyphony and Stephen Layton whose annual St John’s Smith Square performances are a highlight of the season.” Classic FM Magazine

    Part of the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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    22 December 2014 - 5:00pm
    The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf | Mozart Symphony Orchestra
    Jack Dee, Jack Topping, Mozart Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mackenzie
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    Legendary comedian Jack Dee narrates Peter and the Wolf. The Mozart Symphony Orchestra under conductor Philip Mackenzie provides a live accompaniment to the film of the Snowman and Jack Topping sings the aria 'Walking in the air'. A classic Christmas treat for all the family.

    The Snowman (film screening with live orchestral accompaniment)
    Howard Blake (1938-)
    Peter and the Wolf
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • 23 December 2014 - 7:30pm
    FestiveLea - Charity Christmas Concert with the Lea Singers
    Benjamin Goodson, Lea Singers, Robert Dixon
    Harpenden Public Halls Harpenden AL5 1PL
    United Kingdom

    A festive evening of uplifting singing, popular carols, mulled wine and mince pies, just in time for Christmas!

    Raffle in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

    Adam lay Ybounden
    Boris Ord (1897-1961)
    O magnum mysterium from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    This is the truth sent from above
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    This little babe from A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    As dew in Aprille from A Ceremony of Carols
    Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
    Shepherd's Pipe Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    Sans Day Carol
    John Rutter (1945-)
    In dulci jubilo
    Traditional ()
    Stille Nacht, 'Silent Night'
    Franz Grüber (1826-1871)
    In the bleak midwinter
    Harold Darke (1888-1976)
    Santa Claus is coming to town
    Peter Gritton ()
    We wish you a merry Christmas
    Traditional ()
    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    Traditional ()
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    21 December 2014 - 7:00pm
    Joyeux Noël | Melodia (female classical singing duo)
    Anya Williams, Lucy Ashton, Melodia, Richard Eldridge
    Battle Memorial Hall Battle TN33 0AQ
    United Kingdom

    This Christmas Melodia are back with a selection of beautiful Christmas carols from around Europe, including all our most loved traditional carols.
    Tickets include a seasonal refreshment on arrival.
    So come along and join Melodia in two lovely venues, bring your best singing voices to join in with your festive favorites!

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    21 December 2014 - 6:00pm
    Hertfordshire Chorus - Christmas concert
    Charles Andrews, David Temple, Hertfordshire Chorus
    Haileybury College Chapel Hertford SG13 7NU
    United Kingdom

    An evening of traditional seasonal music in the company of Hertfordshire Chorus. It is our privilege to sing glorious music in wonderful venues throughout the year, but we all have a special love of Christmas at Haileybury. It is always a magical concert, and this year promises to be no exception. As ever this will be a family concert with audience carols, and the Chorus will sing a range of Christmas music old and new.

    Festive Christmas Music
    Various ()
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    21 December 2014 - 3:00pm
    Hertfordshire Chorus - Christmas concert
    Charles Andrews, David Temple, Hertfordshire Chorus
    Haileybury College Chapel Hertford SG13 7NU
    United Kingdom

    An evening of traditional seasonal music in the company of Hertfordshire Chorus. It is our privilege to sing glorious music in wonderful venues throughout the year, but we all have a special love of Christmas at Haileybury. It is always a magical concert, and this year promises to be no exception. As ever this will be a family concert with audience carols, and the Chorus will sing a range of Christmas music old and new.

    Festive Christmas Music
    Various ()
  • 30 December 2014 - 7:00pm
    Messiah by candlelight
    Brandenburg Festival Chorus, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Robert Porter
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom

    Our Spring Series commences with our traditional opening concert, Handel's Messiah, performed by the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Brandenburg Sinfonia, led by Robert Porter.

    Messiah
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
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