Unmissables – A Christmas Special

Monday 6th December 2010

With all this snow we’ve been having, we thought we would create an Unmissables Christmas Special to get you all in the festive mood!

What? Christmas Baroque by Candlelight

Where? St James’s Church, Picadilly, London

When? Wednesday 8th December, 19:30 (click to purchase tickets)

If you want to be put in a festive mood, this concert is perfect for you. With performances of Vivaldi’s Christmas Violin Concerto and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto it will be hard not to leave feeling christmassy and ready for the festive season. As well as Christmas pieces, there will be performances of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Air on a G String as well as Handel’s Arrival of The Queen of Sheba. This concert is happening THIS WEDNESDAY, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

What? Messiah by Candlelight

Where? Royal Festival Hall

When? Saturday 11th December, 19:30 (click to purchase tickets)

As part of the Christmas at the Southbank Centre series, this concerts celebrate Christmas in style with Handel’s magnificent choral masterpiece, performed in full period costume in an evocative candlelit-style setting. You can even get discounts if you purchase tickets for other performances of the series as well.

What? The King’s Singers – Joy To The World

Where? Cadogan Hall

When? Sunday 19th December, 19:00 (click to purchase tickets)

This is a Christmas themed concert from the renowned a cappella vocal ensemble the King’s Singers. The first half of the programme will be a celebration of Christmas through carols and recited poetry: carols by Tchaikovsky, Bach, Rutter and Salvation Army composer June Collin will be heard alongside poems by Christina Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Causley. The second half of the programme will feature Christmas pieces sung in close harmony, including The Twelve Days of Christmas. Tickets range from £15 to £22.50, with a reduced price for students at £10.

What? Service of Lessons and Carols

Where? Westminster Abbey

When? Thursday 23rd December, 18:00 (click to purchase tickets)

The Choir of Westminster Abbey will celebrate Advent and Jesus Christ’s birth through a musical celebration of lessons and carols.  Tickets are free and there is maximum of six per booking, so book early in order to secure a place by emailing Christmas@westminster-abbey.org.