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Dec 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Spirit of Christmas
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Ian Tracey, Conductor
Jesus Leon, Tenor
John Suchet, Reader
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Simon Emery, Artistic Director
Dec 21 mat, 22 mat

Fraumünster, Zürich

Weihnachtskonzert mit Anne Sofie von Otter
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Handel, Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6 No.10, HWV 328
Handel, Theodora, HWV 68: As with rosy steps
Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Schließe mein Herze, BWV 248
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Allegro non molto)
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV7: Cara sposa
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Largo, Allegro)
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Jones, A child is born
Berlin, White Christmas
Wells, The Christmas song
Traditional, O Tannenbaum
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Hope, Conductor
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Dec 21, 22

Gran Teatro de Córdoba, Córdoba

Orquesta de Córdoba
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Françaix, L'Horloge de Flore, for oboe and orchestra
Manen, Concerto for oboe and orchestra
Schubert, Symphony no. 3 in D major, D.200
Orquesta de Córdoba
Cristina Gómez Godoy, Oboe
Winner of the conducting competition, Conductor
Dec 21, 22

Teatro Cervantes, Málaga

Handel, Mozart
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Handel, Messiah
Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Messiah, K572
Isabel Monar, Soprano
Marta Infante, Mezzo-soprano
Enrico Iviglia, Tenor
Thomas Laske, Bass
Coral Carmina Nova
Diego González Ávila, Choirmaster / chorus director
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
Dec 21, 22

Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao

Concierto de Navidad
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Haydn, Symphony no. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Mendelssohn, Von Himmel hoch, choral cantata
Pärt, Fratres
Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - Cantata, BWV140
Naroa Intxausti, Soprano
José Antonio López, Baritone
Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Enrique Azurza, Choirmaster / chorus director
Johannes Debus, Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
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, eve, 21, eve

Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Christmas Concert
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Swedish Radio Choir
Adolf Frederiks Musikklasser
Cathrine Winnes, Conductor
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
Thu 21 Dec at 11:00 and 14:00

Symphony Hall, Osaka

Projection Mapping Family Concert Vol.10
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Morricone, The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe
Anderson, A Christmas Festival
Osaka Symphony Orchestra
Kiyotaka Teraoka, Conductor
Takayuki Arai, Saxophone
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
Thu 21 Dec at 12:15
Suntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert
Thu 21 Dec at 18:30

Barbican Hall, London

Half Six Fix: Wonderful Town
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Bernstein, Wonderful Town (concert version)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Danielle de Niese, Eileen
Nathan Gunn, Bob Baker
Duncan Rock, Wreck
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00
European Christmas in Riga

Spīķeri Concert Hall, Riga

Perpetuum Ritmico
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Works by Vivaldi
Works by Pachelbel
Works by Lang
Works by Pētersone
Works by Nīmanis
Works by Pousson
Guntars Freibergs, Percussion
Perpetuum Ritmico
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
David Titterington, Organ
Siglo de Oro
Patrick Allies, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Christmas Oratorio
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium)
Cambridge Choir of Trinity College
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Anna Dennis, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen, Tenor
Laurence Williams, Baritone
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto 4
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Orfeón Pamplonés
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Choirmaster / chorus director
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Vienna

Weihnachtskonzert
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Kantaten I - III)
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Julia Kleiter, Soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Contralto
Werner Güra, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Baritone
Wiener Singakademie
Heinz Ferlesch, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Caird Hall, Dundee

RSNO Christmas Concert
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Blake, The Snowman
Christopher Bell, Conductor
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - A Swingin' Christmas
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Berlin, White Christmas
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Coots, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Pierpont, Jingle Bells
Marks, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Stanley, Hal, Other (Stanley/Taylor/Brooks)
Styne, Let It Snow!
Pola, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Regney, Do You Hear What I Hear?
Roderick Dunk, Conductor
Gary Williams, Voice
The Hallé Youth Training Choir
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

NDR Großer Sendesaal, Hannover

Cameron Carpenter
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Cameron Carpenter, Organ
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Tonhalle: Mendelssohn Saal, Düsseldorf

Ein Wintermärchen
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Kammerakademie Potsdam
Christoph Israel, Künstlerische Leitung
Thomas Quasthoff, Baritone
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Baluarte, Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra, Pamplona

El Mesías, concierto participativo
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Handel, Messiah
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Soprano
Delphine Galou, Contralto
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, Tenor
Luca Tittoto, Baritone
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Fabio Biondi, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 20:15
Introduction to Schumann's Piano Quintet (in Dutch)
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Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Bert Natter, Speaker
Heath Quartet
Hannes Minnaar, Piano
Thu 21 Dec at 20:30
Galuppi, Concerto a quattro no. 1 in G minor
Albinoni, Sinfonia a quattro in F major
Platti, Trio Sonata in G minor, D-WD 692
Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 405
Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in G minor, RV85
Vivaldi, Concerto for strings in G minor, RV 156
Soloists from Accademia Bizantina
Ottavio Dantone, Harpsichord
Dec 21, 22

Kimmel Center: Verizon Hall, Philadelphia

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Joe Miller, Director
Ekaterina Siurina, Soprano
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Mark Stone, Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
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
Dec 21, 22 mat, 23

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Shostakovich 5 & Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, Violin, Conductor
Dec 18, 21

Wigmore Hall, London

Joyce DiDonato
Strauss R., All’ mein Gedanken, Op.21 no.1
Strauss R., Du meines Herzens Krönelein Op.21 no.2
Strauss R., Die Nacht, Op.10 no.3
Strauss R., Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op.29 no.1
Strauss R., Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden, Op.21 no.3
Lekeu, Molto adagio sempre cantante doloroso
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Bilitis
Heggie, Camille Claudel, Into the Fire
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Brentano String Quartet
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 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 21, 22

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

Dream of Gerontius
Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, Tenor
John Relyea, Bass-baritone
Lionel Sow, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00

Bulgaria Hall, Sofia

Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays Schoenberg
Schoenberg, Violin Concerto, Op.36
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Nayden Todorov, Conductor
Sofia Philharmonic
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00

St George's, Hanover Square, London

Handel House Christmas Showcase
Handel, Mi palpita il cor, HWV 132c
Fasch, Sonata for Oboe, Recorder, Violin and Continuo, FaWV N:B1
Telemann, Paris Quartet no. 6 in E minor, TWV 43:E4
Montéclair, Pan et Syrinx
Vivaldi, Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 105
Catriona McDermid, Bassoon
Emily Owen, Soprano
Kate Conway, Cello
Naomi Burrell, Violin
Oonagh Lee, Recorder
Tabea Debus, Recorder
Satoko Doi-Luck, Harpsichord
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

Händel
Handel, Messiah
Lautten Compagney
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Erwin Ortner, Leader
Cornelia Horak, Soprano
Sara Mingardo, Mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, Tenor
Florian Boesch, Baritone
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00

Liederhalle: Beethoven-Saal, Stuttgart

Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel
Svoboda, Filmmusik zu Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel
Jens Troester, Conductor
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

In The Stillness
Beamish, In the Stillness
McDowall, Now may we singen
Andrew, Adam and the Mother
Daley, Gabriel's Message
Chilcott, Gifts for the Child of Winter
Warlock, Bethlehem Down
London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Christmas Spectacular
Exultate Singers
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30
Handel, Messiah
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Kathryn Lewek, Soprano
Samantha Hankey, Mezzo-soprano
Joshua Blue, Tenor
Adam Lau, Bass
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Concert Hall Reading, Reading

Classical Music Alive in Reading
Bullard, Glory to the Christ Child
Joubert, There is no Rose
Traditional, I saw a Maiden
Rutter, There is a flower
Traditional, Christmas Eve (The Lord at first did Adam make)
Costeley, Allons gay bergères
de Lassus, La nuit froide et sombre
Traditional, Quelle est cette odeur agreable (Arr. Kitson)
Poulenc, Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Maconchy, There is no rose
Traditional, The Infant King
Howells, A Spotless Rose
Traditional, Somerset Carol (Come all you worthy gentlemen)
Poulenc, Un soir de neige
Anonymous, Past Three o'Clock
Palestrina, O magnum mysterium
Palestrina, Quem vidistis pastores
Palestrina, Videntes stellam Magi
Palestrina, Hodie Christus Natus Est
Chilcott, Pilgrim Jesus
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Die Residenz: Herkulessaal, Munich

Mozart, Stenhammar
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major "Jupiter", K551
Stenhammar, Symphony no. 2 in G minor, Op.34
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Ghent

Magnificat
Muffat, Florilegium I: Suite no. 4 in B flat major, "Impatientia"
Muffat, Floregium II: Ouverture Colligati Montes no. 5 in G minor
Kuhnau, Magnificat in C major
Bach, Magnificat in E flat, BWV243a
Benjamin Bayl, Conductor
Hannah Morrison, Soprano
Grace Davidson, Soprano
Benno Schachtner, Countertenor
Jakob Pilgram, Tenor
Tomáš Král, Bass
B'Rock Orchestra
Vocalconsort Berlin
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

L'Auditorium de Lyon, Lyon

Haydn, Kakhidze, Mahler
Haydn, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Le Midi"
Kakhidze, Bruderschaft, für Viola, Klavier und Streichorchester
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Orchestre National de Lyon
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Jean-Pascal Oswald, Viola
Onutė Gražinytė, Piano
Lydia Teuscher, Soprano
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Rossini, Grieg, Beethoven
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Beethoven, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36
Ben Gernon, Conductor
François-René Duchâble, Piano
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia, Athens

Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus
Mozart, Regina Coeli in C, K276 (K321b)
Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate, KV165: Alleluja
Handel, Messiah (Christmas portion)
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Magdalena Wór, Mezzo-soprano
Grant Knox, Tenor
Gerard Sundberg, Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Norman Mackenzie, Conductor