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Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Christmas Concert
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Swedish Radio Choir
Adolf Frederiks Musikklasser
Cathrine Winnes, Conductor
Dec 20, 21
Byström, Persuasion
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin
Dec 20, 21, 22

Rudolfinum: Dvořák Hall, Prague

Fišer, Martinů, Strauss
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Fišer, Double for orchestra
Martinů, Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani, H 271
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Ivo Kahánek, Piano
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Dec 20

Victoria Hall, Geneva

Rimsky-Korsakov & Bernstein
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for Trombone and Military Band in B flat major
Rimsky-Korsakov, Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel) (Continued)
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
David Reiland, Conductor
Alexandre Faure, Trombone
Dec 20, 21

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: Main Auditorium, Lisbon

Musicals and Christmas around the world
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Bernstein, Other (Songs)
Lloyd Webber, Other (Songs)
Loewe, Other (Songs)
Silvestri, Other (Songs)
Rutter, Other (Songs)
Blake, Other (Songs)
Shaw, Other (Songs)
Bennett, Other (Songs)
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon
Gulbenkian Choir
Jorge Matta, Conductor
Sofia Escobar, Voice
Wed 20 Dec at 18:15
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
Bach, Vor deinen Thron tret' ich - chorale prelude in G Major, BWV668
David Titterington, Organ
Wed 20 Dec at 19:00
European Christmas in Riga

Great Guild Hall, Riga

Arturs Maskats Jubilee Concert
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Works by Maskats
Ksenija Sidorova, Accordion
Guna Šnē, Cello
Kristīne Gailīte, Soprano
Ivo Krūskops, Percussion
Piano Quartet RIX
Latvian Radio Choir
Sinfonietta Rīga
Sigvards Kļava, Conductor
Normunds Šnē, Conductor
Wed 20 Dec at 19:00

St George's German Lutheran Church, London

Pergolesi Stabat Mater and German Lutheran music for Advent and Christmas
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Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
Schein, Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Bereite dich Zion, BWV248
Schütz, O lieber Herre Gott, wecke uns auf
Handel, Messiah HWV56: Rejoice Greatly O Daughter of Zion
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Come unto Him
Lucy Thomas, Soprano
Glenn Kesby, Countertenor
Katie de La Matter, Organ
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30
des Prez, Gaude virgo mater Christi
des Prez, Tu solus qui facis mirabilia
des Prez, Other (Pater noster)
Sheppard, Verbum Caro
Taverner, Other (Magnificat a 6)
Browne, Other (Stabat juxta)
des Prez, Other (Inter natos mulierum)
Tallis, Gaude gloriosa
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, Conductor
Amy Haworth, Soprano
Emma Walshe, Soprano
Charlotte Ashley, Soprano
Gwendolen Martin, Soprano
Caroline Trevor, Alto
Alex Chance, Countertenor
Steven Harrold, Tenor
Simon Wall, Tenor
George Pooley, Tenor
Josh Cooter, Tenor
Greg Skidmore, Bass
Robert Macdonald, Bass
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30
Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Feinstein Ensemble
London Bach Singers
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30

University Great Hall, Exeter, Exeter

Last Night of the Christmas Proms
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Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Wood, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Pete Harrison, Conductor
Annie Skates, Voice
James Spilling, Voice
Wed 20 Dec at 20:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Christmas Carol Concert
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Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Wed 20 Dec at 20:00

Konzerthaus, Dortmund

Strauss, Wagner, Bernstein
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Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Wed 20 Dec at 20:00

Maison de la radio:Auditorium, Paris

T. Ospital, Le Mécano de la "General"
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Thomas Ospital, Organ
Wed 20 Dec at 20:15
Arthur Japin and Silbersee (in Dutch)
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Lang, the little match girl passion
Brinkmann, New work
Arthur Japin, Presenter
Silbersee
Romain Bischoff, Conductor
Jörg Brinkmann, Cello
Wed 20 Dec at 20:15

Jezuïetenkerk, Lier, Antwerp

Missa Carolae
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Van der Roost, Contemplations
MacMillan, Strathclyde Motets Set 2: O Radiant Dawn
Ešenvalds, O Emmanuel
Mendelssohn, Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. Paul Langford )
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. Paul Langford )
Parry, Jingle Bells
Traditional, Noël nouvelet (Arr. Philip Lawson)
Traditional, Coventry Carol (Arr. Barnaby Smith)
Davis, The Little Drummer Boy / Carol of the Drum (Arr. John McCarthy)
Cohen, Hallelujah (arr. Jonathan Miller)
Martina Batic, Conductor
Wed 20 Dec at 20:30

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Handel's Messiah
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Handel, Messiah
La cappella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Rachel Redmond, Soprano
Hagen Matzeit, Countertenor
Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
Matthias Winckhler, Baritone
Jordi Savall, Conductor
Dec 20, 21

Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

Mozart, Bruckner
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Maria João Pires, Piano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Dec 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 mat

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Matthew Halls, Conductor
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Krisztina Szabó, Soprano
Frédéric Antoun, Tenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Dec 18, 20

Konzerthaus: Rolf Böhme Saal, Freiburg

Beethoven
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Freiburger Barockorchester
Gottfried von der Goltz, Violin, Leader
Dec 20, 21, 22

Philharmonie: Großer Saal, Berlin

Bartók, Mendelssohn
Bartók, Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 100, BB 107
Bartók, Violin Concerto no. 1, Sz 36
Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, Op.61 (excerpts, arr. Iván Fischer)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Vilde Frang, Violin
Mari Eriksmoen, Soprano
Kitty Whately, Mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 16, 20, 23

Schloss Charlottenburg, Orangerie, Berlin

Amadeus - Meisterwerke der Klassik
Works by Mozart
Berliner Residenz Orchester
Dec 16, 20, 23

Schloss Charlottenburg, Orangerie, Berlin

Amadeus - Meisterwerke der Klassik
Works by Mozart
Berliner Residenz Orchester
Dec 20, 21

Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal, Hamburg

NDR Kammerorchester / Frank Peter Zimmermann Bach
Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
Mendelssohn, String Symphony no. 1 in C major
Bach, Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042
Mendelssohn, String symphony no. 12 in G minor
Bach, Violin concerto in D minor, BWV1052R
NDR Kammerorchester
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin, Conductor
Wed 20 Dec at 18:30

Museum of Childhood, London

Childhood Revisited
Sibelius, Pisaroita (Raindrops), JS216
Matthews C., To compose without the least knowledge of music for wind sextet (after Mozart)
Sutton, Spring Masque
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère l'Oye)
Debussy, Children's Corner: selection
Davies, Midhouse Air, for violin and viola
Bizet, Jeux d’enfants for piano, four hands, Op.22
Ensemble Perpetuo
Wed 20 Dec at 19:00

Barbican Hall, London

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Reginald Mobley, Countertenor
Thomas Hobbs, Tenor
Christopher Purves, Baritone
Choir of the AAM
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, Director
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Christmas Spectacular
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

Mahler
Mahler, Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Tonkünstler Orchestra
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Conductor
Catherine Foster, Soprano
Heidi Melton, Soprano
Sunhae Im, Soprano
Janina Baechle, Mezzo-soprano
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano
Robert Dean Smith, Tenor
Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Bass-baritone
Georg Zeppenfeld, Bass
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30

Musikverein: Brahms-Saal, Vienna

Mozart, Einem, Bruckner
Mozart, String Quartet in D major "Prussian", K575
von Einem, Streichquartett Nr. 2 g-Moll, Op.51
Bruckner, String Quintet in F major, WAB 112
Artis-Quartet Wien
Peter Schuhmayer, Violin
Johannes Meissl, Violin
Herbert Kefer, Viola
Othmar Müller, Cello
Ettore Causa, Viola
Wed 20 Dec at 19:30

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Noël! Noël! - Christmas music and readings
David Gostick, Conductor
David Warwick, Piano
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
Wed 20 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich

Shchedrin
Shchedrin, The Enchanted Wanderer
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Kristina Kapustinskaya, Mezzo-soprano
Andrei Popov, Tenor
Sergei Aleksashkin, Bass
Philharmonischer Chor München
Andreas Herrmann, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 20 Dec at 20:30

Château de Versailles: Salon d'Hercule, Paris

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Bach, The Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046 - 1051
Bertrand Cuiller, Harpsichord
Le Caravansérail
Wed 20 Dec at 20:30

Salle Gaveau, Paris

Schubert, Bruch, Bloch, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Tedeschi
Schubert, Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione", D.821
Bruch, Kol Nidrei: Adagio on Hebrew Melodies, Op.47
Bloch, From Jewish Life: Prayer
Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
Ravel, Deux mélodies hébraïques: Kaddish
Tedeschi, Elegie
Nicolas Tulliez, Harp
Raphaël Perraud, Cello