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Dec 18

Philharmonie, Cologne

Gürzenich Orchestra: Symphony Concert 4
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Parra, Inscape
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Truls Mørk, Cello
IRCAM, Electronics
Thomas Goepfer, Computerized musical realisation
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Dec 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Spirit of Christmas
Spirit of Christmas
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Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-soprano
John Suchet, Reader
Simon Emery, Choirmaster / chorus director
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Ian Tracey, Conductor
Dec 18, 19

Congress Graz: Stefaniensaal, Graz

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Handel, Messiah
Cornelia Horak, Soprano
Juliette Chauvet, Alto
Franz Gürtelschmied, Tenor
Mathias Hausmann, Baritone
Cantanima
Recreation-Großes Orchester Graz
Andreas Stoehr, Conductor
Dec 18, 19

Grieg Hall (Grieghallen), Bergen

Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Parts 1-3)
Alessandro De Marchi, Conductor
Vigdis Unsgård, Soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-soprano
Makoto Sakurada, Tenor
Halvor F. Melien, Bass
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Edvard Grieg Choir
Håkon Matti Skrede, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 18

Cadogan Hall, London

The Sixteen – The Little Child
Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est
Howells, Sing lullaby
Bennett, Susanni
Traditional, The Saviour’s Work (The babe in Bethlem’s manger laid)
Walton, All This Time
Traditional, Anima nostra
Kirbye, Vox in Rama
Leighton, Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
Traditional, Down in yon forest
Byrd, This day Christ was born
Palestrina, A solis ortu cardine
Anonymous, Puer Nobis Nascitur
de Wert, Vox in rama audita est
Traditional, It came upon a midnight clear
Phibbs, Lullay, lullay, thou lytil child
Unknown, Coventry Carol
Byrd, Lullaby, my sweet little baby
McDowall, Now may we singen
Sheppard, A solis ortu cardine
Warlock, Benedicamus Domino
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

Perth Concert Hall (Horsecross), Perth

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, Director
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00
Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre de Paris
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Cirencester

Handel
Handel, Messiah
Orchestra Pro Anima
Coventry Cathedral Chorus
Philippa Hyde, Soprano
Simon Ponsford, Countertenor
Matthew Minter, Tenor
James Cleverton, Baritone
Paul Leddington Wright, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

The Magic of Christmas - Millennium Form - Derry~Londonderry
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Christmas Themed Songs,
Belfast Philharmonic Choir
Anthony Weeden, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30
The Hallé Christmas Concert with Stephen Bell and Noah Stewart, tenor
The Hallé Christmas Concert with Stephen Bell and Noah Stewart, tenor
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Coates, The Merrymakers: overture
Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle (Domine Deus)
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: Overture
Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Prokofiev, Cinderella Suites Op.107 - 109: selection
Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai
Bach, Cantata, BWV208: Aria "Schafe können sicher weiden"
Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije, Op.60: Troika
Lara, Granada
Traditional, O Tannenbaum
Traditional, O Holy Night
Elfman, Film music from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Styne, Let It Snow!
Martin, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Noah Stewart, Tenor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30
Little Fir Tree – Gala Premiere
Little Fir Tree – Gala Premiere
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Kids event
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30
Baroque Christmas around the World
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Charpentier, Noëls
Delalande, Noëls
Campra, Motets
Corrette, Motets
Amiot, Motets
Pedrini, Sonatas
Marin, Motets and Villancicos
Sanz, Motets and Villancicos
de Araujo, Motets and Villancicos
de Torrejón y Velasco, Motets and Villancicos
Les Surprises
Eugénie Lefebvre, Soprano
Louis-Noël de Camboulas, Organ, Harpsichord, Director
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London

Whitehall Choir Carol Concert
Whitehall Choir Carol Concert
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Weir, Drop down, ye heavens from above
Gardner, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Tavener, The Lamb
Leighton, Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
Joubert, There is no Rose
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Scheidt, A Child is Born in Bethlehem
Praetorius, A great and mighty wonder
Whitehall Choir
Joanna Tomlinson, Conductor
Ian Tindale, Piano
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Romanian Rhapsody
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Debussy, Images, for orchestra
Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major, Op.11
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

L'Auditori: Sala Oriol Martorell, Barcelona

Mozart String Quintets
Mozart String Quintets
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Mozart, Quintet in C minor for Strings, K406 (K516b)
Mozart, Quintet in E flat for Strings, K614
Bach, Cello suite no. 1 in G major, BWV1007
Apollon Musagète Quartet
Nils Mönkemeyer, Viola
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich

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Denis Matsuev Piano Recital
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor "Tempest", Op.31 no.2
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, Op.110
Rachmaninov, Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32 no.12
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau in A minor, Op.39 no.2
Tchaikovsky, Piano sonata no. 1 "Grand Sonate" in G major, Op.37
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Tue 18 Dec at 20:15
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Christmas classics at the movies
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Silvestri, Film music from A Christmas Carol
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dance of the Little Swans
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Spanish Dance
Martin, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Blake, The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Eilenberg, Richard, The Sleighbell Tingle (Petersburger Schlittenfahrt) Op. 57
Mockridge, Cyril J. , Film music from Miracle on 34th Street: Suite
Rózsa, Film music from Ben Hur
Williams, Film music from E.T.
Williams, Music from Home Alone
Coots, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Bernard, Winter Wonderland
Herbert, Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys
Williams, Film music from Star Wars: Princess Leia's theme
Williams, Film music from Star Wars: The Imperial March
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
Leonor Amaral, Soprano
Cameron Burns, Conductor
Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Alexander Mason, Organ
Rupert Jeffcoat, Organ
Dec 18, 21, 28, 2019 Sep 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, Oct 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, Nov 02, 09, 16

Schloss Charlottenburg, Orangerie, Berlin

Vivaldi & Bach - Meisterwerke des Barocks
Works by Vivaldi
Dec 18

Le Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Bal de l'empereur
Works by Strauss I
Works by Strauss II
Works by Strauss
Works by Strauss
Works by Hellmesberger
Works by Lanner
Works by Suppe
Works by Waldteufel
Diego Matheuz, Conductor
Orchestre National de Lille
Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, eve, 23 mat

Folger Shakespeare Library: Folger Theatre, Washington

Folger Consort: Seasonal English Music
Anonymous, Angelus ad virginem
Anonymous, Nowel syng we bothe al and som
Anonymous, There is no rose of such virtue
Henry VIII King of England, Green groweth the holly
Byrd, O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd, From virgin's womb
Byrd, Rejoice, rejoice
Byrd, Laetentur coeli
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Traditional, While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Anonymous, Greensleeves
Traditional, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Folger Consort
Mary Springfels, Viola da Gamba
Webb Wiggins, Harpsichord
William Sharp, Baritone
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
P. Lucy McVeigh, Soprano
Dec 18

Semperoper, Dresden

4. Symphoniekonzert
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Kyung Wha Chung, Violin
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Myung-whun Chung, Conductor
Dec 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Johannes Debus, Conductor
Claire de Sévigné, Soprano
Avery Amereau, Alto
Andrew Haji, Tenor
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
Dec 18

Lincoln Center: Alice Tully Hall, New York City

Brandenburg Concertos
Bach, The Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046 - 1051
Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord
Ani Kavafian, Violin
Yura Lee, Violin
Daniel Phillips, Violin
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Timothy Eddy, Cello
Mihai Marica, Cello
Inbal Segev, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Double Bass
Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute
Adam Walker, Flute
Randall Ellis, Oboe
James Austin Smith, Oboe
Stephen Taylor, Oboe
Peter Kolkay, Bassoon
Byrd-Marrow, David, French horn
Stuart Rose, French horn
David Washburn, Trumpet
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

St George's, Hanover Square, London

Handel House Christmas Showcase
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
Purcell, Sweeter than roses, Z 585
Balicourt, Simon, Sonata for flute and basso continuo no.6 in G minor
Purcell, Harpsichord Suite no. 6 in D major, Z 667
Handel, Alcina, HWV 34: excerpts
Handel, Il pastor fido, HWV 8: Sento brillar nel sen
Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night
Richard Robbins, Tenor
Marta López Fernández, Harpsichord
Joanna Harries, Mezzo-soprano
Rosie Bowker, Flute
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

St George's Bristol, Bristol

OAE Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Tue 18 Dec at 19:00

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach

The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach presents The Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Quintet
Gabrielli, Other (selected works)
Gershwin, Other (selected works)
Previn, Other (selected works)
Brass section of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Paul McCreesh, Conductor
Sarah Wegener, Soprano
Robin Blaze, Countertenor
Rupert Charlesworth, Tenor
TBC, Baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Free Charity Christmas Concert
Sibelius, Karelia Suite for orchestra, Op.11
Schubert, Rosamunde, D797: overture
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Arnold, Little Suite no. 1, Op.53
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Palau de la Musica: José Iturbi, Valencia

Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op.26
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 4 in A major "The Italian", Op.90
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin
Orquesta de Valencia
Ramón Tebar, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30
Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Antonin Dvorak
Dvořák, Piano Quintet no. 2 in A major, Op.81
American String Quartet
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Wigmore Hall, London

Fatma Said and James Vaughan
Works by Walton
Works by Debussy
Works by Strauss R.
Works by Abdel-Rahim
Works by Obradors
Fatma Said, Soprano
James Vaughan, Piano
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal, Hamburg

NDR Kammerkonzert
Works by Caldara
Works by Vivaldi
Nicolas Altstaedt, Cello
NDR Barock
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

Citizen Hall: Grand Concert Hall, Daegu

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Daegu
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Hilary Hahn, Violin
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, London

Midwinter Mix - Contemporary Music for All
Harrison, James, 6 Preludes
Riley, Impossible Worlds
Clare, Antony, Wade's Causeway
Callen, Lucy, Took Her (world premiere)
Hanley, Louie, Aqua (world premiere)
COMA London Ensemble
Gregory Rose, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall: Grand Hall, St Petersburg

Schubert, Strauss
Schubert, Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus: Entr'acte no. 3 in B flat major
Schubert, Lieder: selection
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikolai Alexeev, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Liederabend Luca Salsi
Luca Salsi, Baritone
Beatrice Benzi, Piano
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Berlin

Vienna Philharmonic on tour
Mozart, Flute concerto no. 1 in G major, K313 (K285c)
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Karl-Heinz Schütz, Flute
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Château de Versailles: Chapelle Royale, Paris

Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus
Vivaldi, Nisi Dominus, RV 608
Jakub Józef Orliński, Countertenor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

BOZAR: Main hall, Brussels

Un Noël français
Charpentier, In Nativitatem DNJC, H 414
Charpentier, Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
Rachel Redmond, Soprano
Deborah Cachet, Soprano
Ingeborg Bröcheler, Contralto
Sean Clayton, Tenor
Ivan Thirion, Bass
Marduk Serrano-López, Bass-baritone
A Nocte Temporis
Reinoud Van Mechelen, Tenor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonie: Großer Saal, Berlin

Guest Performance
Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Sol Gabetta, Cello
Mikko Franck, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:00

Konzerthaus, Dortmund

Currentzis Tschaikowsky 5
Schnittke, Concerto for viola and orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, Conductor
Tue 18 Dec at 20:30

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

La Nuit de Noël
Charpentier, Messe de Minuit (Midnight Mass)
Charpentier, Magnificat, H76
Charpentier, Noëls sur les instruments, H 534
Les Arts Florissants
Paul Agnew, Tenor
Elodie Fonnard, Soprano
Natalie Perez, Soprano
Nicholas Scott, Tenor
Cyril Costanzo, Bass
Tue 18 Dec at 20:30

Maison de la Culture, Grenoble

Messe en ut
Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Ode to Saint Cæcelia, K592 (arr. Handel)
Mozart, Mass no.18 in C minor "Great", K427 (K417a)
Ana Maria Labin, Soprano
Ambroisine Bré, Mezzo-soprano
Owen Willetts, Alto
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Tenor
Norman Patzke, Bass
Constance Malta-Bey, Soprano
Léa Frouté, Soprano
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur, Mezzo-soprano
François Pardailhé, Bass
Antoine Foulon, Bass
Marc Minkowski, Conductor
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Tue 18 Dec at 21:00

Museo del Violino: Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, Cremona

Mahler
Mahler, Piano Quartet in A minor
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major: Adagio
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Mario Brunello, Cello
Kristina Anuseviciute, Viola
Michail Lifits, Piano
Freddie Jamison, Treble