Sunday, December 16The Voice of London

10 best Christmas concerts this season

It’s that time of the year again. The weathers getting colder and the city starts to glow in red and white. Christmas is almost at our door and London has got its festive look ready. If you want some Christmas fun whilst keeping up with traditions. Christmas Caroling is one of the best parts of the holidays. 

How about a sing-along on your day off with popular Christmas carols? A night to enjoy classic musical performances with a seasonal twist, or maybe be amused by star performs at some festive chrisms concerts this Winter. If you would like to learn more about the magic and the story behind Christmas, heading down to one of the most iconic churches, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, will not only get you the experience of tradition but you’ll also be able to gaze around the beauty of the church.

Haven’t you always wondered what is great about Christmas concerts? Or maybe you have never been to one? Why should you go and give it try?

Well, who better to answer these questions then one of the biggest Christmas enthusiast and lovers. Dimitar a keep fan of this season shared his story ” London has the whole Christmas spirit going, and spend a weekend or even a day at one of this events can make you love Christmas even more” As not everyone is a fan of the festive month, maybe this list can give an opportunity to make the Christmas go alive.”This concerts, make me feel closer to my family. I think Christmas is all about family and going and experiencing something together can bond us even more” as Jade the teen lover of Christmas stated for us. Maybe this is not only a fun event to go to, but it can also make a tradition for families to spend one more day together out of there busy everyday’s. We also asked a priest about the church services of carols” It gives people an opportunity to get closer to the community and also to be closer to their beliefs and religion, is one great festive moment of the month” a priest at St Paul’s Cathedral.

1.Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall’s annual Christmas Festival. This year will offer a shining performance of Handel’s Messiah, as well as The Snowman and Paddington Bear screenings with a live orchestra. The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s will also be performing The Nutcracker with many another festive classics. 

Date: 1st – 31st December

2.G4 Christmas by Candlelight at St James’s Church

Come and hear the former X-Factor finalists perform all-time classic Christmas tunes, from Silent Night to All I Want for Christmas. With a beautiful background with lit candles at the West End church. 

Date: 30th November 

3.Advent and Christmas at St Paul’s Cathedral

Going to the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, for the seasonal carol services and recitals. It is suitable for children, reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas at Eucharist services, you’ll be able to enjoy the incredible acoustics of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpieces during the Christmas period.

Date: 1st – 28th December 

4.Christmas carols and concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Gorgeous Georgian neoclassical setting at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square offers festive family carols and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Date: 28th November – 6th January  

5.Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square

Come where Benjamin Britten once sang with his school choir. Filling yourself with Christmas cheer.

Date:8th – 23rd December 

6.Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Christmas Carol Concert at St Luke’s Church

The charity which looks after rehoused lost and abandoned animals are holding their annual carol concert at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea. Very suitable for your four-legged friend.

Date: 7th December

7.Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square

Standing next to the famous Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, being able to hear many different choirs performing in the run-up to Christmas. Wear something warm and go warm your heart with some festive music and magical feel of Christmas. 

Date: 10th -21st December 

8.Carol concert at Eltham Palace and Gardens

Closer to Christmas, the gardens turn into a stunning art deco mansion with an enchanting light trail.

Date: 3rd December 

9.Temple Winter Festival at Temple Church

A more historical experience, go to the Temple Winter Festival Temple Church. Artist performing classical and modern Christmas songs during the course of the season.

Date: 10th -14th December

10.Mariah Carey at The O2

Mariah Carey is coming to town! If you’re a fan of her all-time Christmas hits then go and enjoy her All I Want for Christmas Tour at The O2.

Date: 11th December 

Words: Martina Momtchilova l Subbing: Millie Davy-McVay

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