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Royal Northern College of Music: Theatre, Manchester

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RNCM Opera: Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi
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Puccini, Suor Angelica
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
Royal Northern College of Music
Martin André, Conductor
Robert Chevara, Director
Nicolai Hart-Hansen, Set Designer, Costume Designer
RNCM Opera Ensemble
Sat 15 Dec at 16:00, 16:00 and 19:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
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Brand, A Christmas Carol
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Timothy West, Spoken word
Manchester Chamber Choir
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat, eve, 2019 Jan 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 mat, eve, 06 mat, eve, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 mat, eve

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne)
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Brett Morris, Conductor
Lez Brotherston, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Paule Constable, Lighting Designer
Matthew Ball, Dancer
Will Bozier, Dancer
Max Westwell, Dancer
James Lovell, Dancer
Liam Mower, Dancer
Dominic North, Dancer
Nicole Kabera, Dancer
Katrina Lyndon, Dancer
The Swan Lake Orchestra
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, mat

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - The Snowman
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Pickett, Dinosaurumpus, A romp for audience and symphony orchestra
Blake, The Snowman
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Padfield, Will, Presenter
Sat 15 Dec at 14:30

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Christmas Concert in aid of the nspcc (2.30pm)
Christmas Concert in aid of the nspcc (2.30pm)
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Jaguar Land Rover Band
Coventry Cathedral Chorus
Paul Leddington Wright, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 15:00

Sheffield City Hall: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, Sheffield

Christmas Concert with the Black Dyke Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
Christmas Concert with the Black Dyke Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
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The Black Dyke Band
Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
Sat 15 Dec at 18:00

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Christmas Concert in aid of the nspcc (6pm)
Christmas Concert in aid of the nspcc (6pm)
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Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra
Coventry Cathedral Chorus
Eastern Green Junior School
Paul Leddington Wright, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 18:00

St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London

Chamber Music Christmas Concert
Shostakovich, Suite für Varieté-Orchester: Walzer Nr.2
Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.8 no. 2, RV 315 "L'estate" (Summer)
Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
Rachmaninov, Vocalise, Op.34 no.14
Kreisler, Prelude and Allegro
Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois
Fauré, Pavane in F sharp minor, Op.50
Machado, Bossa Nova
Traditional Irish, Toss the feathers
Traditional Irish, Drowsy Magy
Bach, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147: Jesu bleibet meine Fruede (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Mozart, Serenade no. 13 in G major, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K525
Traditional, Ding, Dong, Merrily on High
Vicky Yuan-Labarre, Flute
Marie-Cécile Cahen, Violin
Tiago Gomes, Guitar
Irene Ortega, Cello
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Peter's Church, Hammersmith, London

© Wikimedia Commons. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319), Nativity
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Jauchzet, frohlocket
Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est
Mendelssohn, Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Eden, Op.79 no.1
Frances-Hoad, Good Day, Sir Christemas!
Haydn M, Viderunt Omnes
Poulenc, Hodie Christus natus est
McDowall, Gaude et Laetare
Bruckner, Virga jesse floruit, motet, WAB 52
Rutter, I Saw Three Ships
Holst, Personent Hodie
Praetorius, In dulci Jubilo
Praetorius, Puer natus est in Bethlehem, a12
Parry, Welcome, Yule!
Petros Singers
Richard Bannan, Director
Luke Bond, Organ
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Ann's Church, Manchester

Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | “Sonata No. 2”
Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight | “Sonata No. 2”
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Chopin, Nocturne no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor 'Funeral March', Op.35
Chopin, Etude in F Minor, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 1
Chopin, Etude in A flat Major, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 2
Chopin, Etude in F Minor, Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes no. 1
Chopin, Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.30 no.4
Chopin, Nocturne no. 18 in E major, Op.62 no.2
Chopin, Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op.20
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Søndergård Conducts The Nutcracker
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Prokofiev, Winter Bonfire, Op.122
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: excerpts
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
RSNO Junior Chorus
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

Handel Messiah
Handel Messiah
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Handel, Messiah (in new orchestration for wind)
John Lubbock, Conductor
Orchestra of St John's
Hannah Davey, Soprano
Charlotte Tetley, Mezzo-soprano
John Findon, Tenor
William Thomas, Bass
OSJ Voices
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

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Handel's : Messiah
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Handel, Messiah (Traditional Christmas Concert )
Bristol Choral Society
Bristol Ensemble
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30
National Youth Music Theatre, Musical Theatre Group
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, 18 mat, eve, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, 21 mat, eve, 23 mat, 26, 27, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat

The London Coliseum, London

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Wayne Eagling)
Dec 15, 19

St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

Comes the Light
Burgess, Comes the Light
Andrew, Adam and the Mother
McGlade, In the bleak midwinter
McDowall, Of a rose
Curry, Home (World premiere)
Ešenvalds, The Heavens' Flock
Chilcott, The Shepherd's Carol
London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Conductor
Dec 15 mat, eve, 16

Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Northern Ballet
Dec 15

St James' Priory, Bristol

Carols by Candlelight
Exultate Singers
David Ogden, Conductor
Dec 15 mat, eve, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, 27, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella
Cinderella (Christopher Hampson)
Scottish Ballet
Sophie Martin, Dancer
Barnaby Rook, Dancer
Dec 15 mat, mat, eve, 16 mat, mat, eve, 21 mat, mat, eve, 22 mat, mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, eve, 24 mat, mat, 26 mat, 27 mat, mat, eve, 28 mat, mat, 29 mat, mat, eve, 30 mat, mat, 2019 Jan 01 mat, 02 mat, mat, 03 mat, mat, 04 mat, mat, eve, 05 mat, mat, 06 mat, mat

Sadler's Wells: Peacock Theatre, London

The Snowman
The Snowman
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Dec 15 mat, eve, 21, 22 mat, 24 mat, 28 mat, eve, 31, 2019 Jan 01 mat, eve, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11, 15

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Sir Peter Wright)
Royal Ballet
Barry Wordsworth, Conductor
Koen Kessels, Conductor
Peter Wright, Director
Julia Trevelyan Oman, Set Designer
London Oratory Junior Choir
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Marianela Núñez, Dancer
Vadim Muntagirov, Dancer
Gary Avis, Dancer
Marcelino Sambé, Dancer
Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Dancer
Sat 15 Dec at 14:00

The Space: Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks, Kent

Kidenza, classical concerts for kids, presents 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
Kids event
Sat 15 Dec at 16:00

St Martin's Church, Knebworth

Wassail! - SCS Christmas Concert
L'Estrange, Wassail!
Stevenage Choral Society
Sat 15 Dec at 19:00

St George's Church, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

Christmas with The Singers
Hunt, Other (World premiere)
Works by Various
Sat 15 Dec at 19:00

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

Family Carols
Wood, Past three o'clock
Mann, Once in royal David's city
Anonymous, Angelus ad virginem
Traditional, O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Traditional, Gabriel's Message
Vaughan Williams, O little town of Bethlehem
Traditional, Away in a Manger
Traditional, I Saw Three Ships
Works by Rachmaninov
Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter
Gregorian, Of the Father's love begotten
Works by Corcoran
Bach, O Jesulein Suess, o Jesulein mild - hymn, BWV493
Willcocks, O come, all ye faithful
Canterbury Choral Society
Festival Brass Ensemble
Richard Cooke, Conductor
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Sat 15 Dec at 19:00

St Pancras Parish Church, London

Bach, Buxtehude, Lauridsen, Bruckner, HT Beauchamp
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
Buxtehude, Das neugeborne Kindelein, BuxWV13
Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium
Bruckner, Mass no. 2 in E minor, WAB 27 (Gloria)
Eclectic Voices
Sat 15 Dec at 19:00

Ambika P3, London

LCMF: I contain multitudes
Barry, The Destruction of Sodom (world première)
Czernowin, Day One: On the Face of the Deep (UK première)
Eastman, The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (UK première)
Lockwood, Gone! (UK première)
Molitor, Die Gedanken sind frei
Luck, New commission (world première)
Mitchener, New commission (world première)
Jackman, Georgina Cries
Klein, Other (world première)
Eastman, The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc: prelude (UK première)
An Assembly
LCMF Orchestra
Apartment House
Klein, Electronics
Sofia Jernberg, Vocals
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Church of the Ascension, Malvern, Malvern

A Baroque Christmas by Candlelight with the Elgar Chorale
Gabrieli, Hodie Christus natus est
Gabrieli, O Magnum Mysterium
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Schütz, Deutsches Magnificat (and other composers of the era.)
Elgar Chorale of Worcester
Piers Maxim, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Oxford Bach Choir: Carols for All
Oxford Bach Choir
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Royal Northern College of Music: Concert Hall, Manchester

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Salford Choral Society
Louise Wayman, Soprano
Lucy Vallis, Mezzo-soprano
Luke Horner, Tenor
Thomas Hopkinson, Bass
Northern Baroque Sinfonia
Tom Newall, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Matthew's Church, West Wimbledon, London

A Ceremony of Carols
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (SATB version)
Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Set 3)
Smith, Peter, Christmas Variations for Harp
Wimbledon Chamber Choir
Peter J Smith, Conductor
Harriet Adie, Harp
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London

The Christmas Truce
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Soloist: Hadley Fraser)
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Excerpts)
Anonymous, Past Three o'Clock
Elgar, The Snow, Op.26 no.1
Short, The Dying Soldier
Willcocks, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Mendelssohn, Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Eden, Op.79 no.1
Sandstrom, Es ist ein ros entsprungen
Fitkin, The Christmas Truce
The Epiphoni Consort
Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra
Fraser, Hadley, Actor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Mary the Virgin, Ladywell, London

Holst:Christmas Day & Seasonal Music for choir and audience
Holst, Christmas Day (Plus sparkling festive music!)
Dan Ludford-Thomas, Conductor
Nico de Villiers, Piano
Martyn Noble, Organ
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Church of St John the Evangelist, Friern Barnet, London

Christmas concert - festive songs for choir and audience
Traditional, Christmas carols
Rathbone, Mr Fezziwig's Christmas Party
Hill, Adrian, Baritone
Kate Macpherson, Organ
Barnet Choral Society
Richard Brain, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Trinity Church, Nether Street, London

The Glory of Christmas
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Vivaldi, Gloria in D major, RV 589 ((excerpts))
Bach, Sheep may safely graze
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: excerpts
Lehár, Die lustige Witwe: Vilja-Lied
Finchley Chamber Choir
Finchley Symphony Orchestra
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

St Peter's Church, Winchcombe, Cheltenham

Commotio
Allain, The Magi's Gifts
Bax, This worldes joie
Bennett, Lullaby baby
Chapman, Edward T, Balulalow
Chilcott, The Rose in the middle of winter
Desenclos, Noël des Flandres
Howells, Walking in the snow
Jansson, Mårten, Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Lloyd, Love came down at Christmas
MacMillan, Strathclyde Motets Set 2: O Radiant Dawn
McDowall, O Oriens
Noon, Wexford Carol
Preston, There is no rose
Commotio
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Christmas with Durham Cathedral Choir - The Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Durham Cathedral Choir
The Avison Ensemble
Pavlo Beznosiuk, Violin
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

Bury Bach Choir: A Christmas Celebration
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
Bury Bach Choir
Graeme Danby, Bass
Valerie Reid, Mezzo-soprano
Jill Burrows, Reader
Philip Reed, Conductor
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford

Christmas Concert with the Dartford Symphony Orchestra
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Overture
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: excerpts
Blake, The Snowman: Walking in the Air
Lloyd Webber, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Any Dream Will Do)
Rutter, Christmas Lullaby
Delius, Sleigh Ride
Works by Various
Dartford Symphony Orchestra
Sat 15 Dec at 19:30

Wigmore Hall, London

Mahan Esfahani
Bach, 4 Duets, BWV802-805
Bach, Prelude and partita in F major, BWV833
Bach, Partita no. 2 in C minor, BWV826
Bach, Fantasia and fugue, BWV906
Bach, Partita no. 3 in A minor, BWV827
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00 and 19:00

Lighthouse, Poole

The Snowman
Blake, The Snowman
Patterson, Little Red Riding Hood, Op.73f
Hugh Brunt, Conductor
Pui Fan Lee, Presenter
Dec 16, 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
Sun 16 Dec at 11:00
Sunday Piano Series - Sarah Beth Briggs and James Lisney
Sunday Piano Series - Sarah Beth Briggs and James Lisney
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Overture (arr. Richard Kleinmichel)
Gal, Drei Marionetten (Three Marionettes) for piano duet, Opus 74, (1958)
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye: Suite
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: excerpts (arr. piano 4 hands)
Sarah Beth Briggs, Piano
James Lisney, Piano
Sun 16 Dec at 11:30
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Engineering for Space
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Engineering for Space
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Bach, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget - Cantata, BWV64
Rowan Pierce, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Dingle Yandell, Bass
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00
Amahl and the Night Visitors
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Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors
Bampton Classical Opera
Anthony Kraus, Conductor
Jeremy Gray, Director
Emma Stannard, Mother of Amahl
Felix Gillingwater, Amahl
Nick Sales, Kaspar
Samuel Pantcheff, Melchior
Robert Winslade Anderson, Balthazar
Xavier Hetherington, The Page
Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera
Kids event
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Cadogan Hall, London

Christmas Cracker (matinee)
Christmas Cracker (matinee)
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Nick Davies, Conductor
Tompsett, Oliver, Voice
Hatton, Emma, Voice
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Philharmonia Orchestra - Christmas At The Movies
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Williams, Music from Home Alone
Silvestri, Film music from Polar Express
Armstrong, Film music from Love Actually: Glasgow Love Theme
Williams, Film music from Harry Potter
Tiomkin, Film music from It's a Wonderful Life
Various, Film music from Elf
Various, Film music from White Christmas
Beltrami, Film music from The Snowman
Pete Harrison, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Rutter & Chilcott Conduct Christmas Carols
Rutter & Chilcott Conduct Christmas Carols
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BBC Singers
John Rutter, Conductor
Bob Chilcott, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 18:30
Chamber Ensemble of London
Chamber Ensemble of London
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Handel, Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Schubert, Ave Maria (originally Ellens Gesang III), D.839
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Britten, Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4
Vivaldi, L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Overture
Bach, Air on a G String, from Orchestral Suite BWV1068
Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro
Ireland, Cavatina, for violin and piano
Ireland, Bagatelle
Jenkins, Tarte au Citron
Mozart, Serenade no. 13 in G major, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K525
Copland, Rodeo: Hoedown
Chamber Ensemble of London
Musicians from the Royal College of Music
Sun 16 Dec at 18:30
Traditional, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr. Michael Higgins)
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Rutter, The Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Beamish, In the Stillness
Skempton, Adam lay y-bounden
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. Michael Higgins)
Sonoro
Michael Higgins, Piano
Neil Ferris, Conductor