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13 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Puccini: La fanciulla del West

There are many strong women in the world of opera, and some of the most significant are found in the operas of Puccini. On this list of great heroines we find Minnie - the focal point of Puccini's masterpiece La fanciulla del West.

Minnie is the owner of the local bar in a rough, poor town. Here, every day is about survival and about finding happiness despite life's hardships. Amidst the harsh life in the small town, Minnie manages to add a little colour to the world and create a small breathing space for the exhausted workers.

But Minnie's oasis is threatened when she falls in love with an outlaw on the run and has to fight for her love and for the chance to start a new life with her love by her side.

La fanciulla del West is conducted by Alexander Vedernikov who will become The Royal Danish Orchestra's Chief Conductor in 2018.
 
15 December 2017
 
7.30pm
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DH
United Kingdom

Details:
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£10 - £15
Long, Long Ago

Londinium, chamber choir
Andrew Griffiths, conductor

Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
William Byrd: Exsurge, Domine
Anton Bruckner: Virga Jesse
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Edward Naylor: Vox Dicentis
Michael Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen
Michael Praetorius arr. Jan Sandstrom: Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen
Hans Leo Hassler: Hodie Christus natus est
Jaako Mantyjärvi: O magnum mysterium
Heinrich Schutz: Das Wort ward Fleisch
John Tavener: The Lamb
Jonathan Harvey: The Angels
Robert Pearsall: In Dulci Jubilo
Peter Warlock: A Cornish Christmas Carol

Londinium's Christmas programme offers a typically vibrant and inventive selection of seasonal repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Firm favourites such as Tavener's 'The Lamb' and Rachmaninoff's 'Bogoroditse Devo' complement rarities by Howells, Warlock and EW Naylor, whilst superb motets by Byrd, Weelkes, and Schütz are heard alongside contemporary classics-in-the-making by Jan Sandström, Jaako Mantyjärvi and Jonathan Harvey. Wine and mince pies complete the perfect festive evening!
 
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Sloane Square
Sloane Street, Belgravia
London
SW1X 9BZ
United Kingdom

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£5-£27
In The Stillness

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Sally Beamish, In The Stillness
Cecilia McDowall, Now May We Singen
Eleanor Daley, Gabriel's Message
Kerry Andrew, Adam and the Mother
Bob Chilcott, Gifts for the Child of Winter
Peter Warlock, Bethlehem Down

Join one of the UK’s finest choirs for their sell-out Christmas offerings with stunning choral gifts and carols including music from Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall and Kerry Andrew, as well as familiar carols from Bob Chilcott, David Willcocks and Kenneth Leighton.
 
16 December 2017
 
10.30am
Chalfont St Peter
Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Chalfont Concert Wind Band - Carols for Charity

10.30am-12.30pm
 
11.00am
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Molesworth Street, Lewisham
London
SE13 7HB
United Kingdom

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Free
Festive Favourites at Lewisham Concert Band

Lewisham Concert Band
John Hargreaves, conductor

Christmas and festive music, as well as regular concert band repertoire.

 
6.30pm
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Vilnius
Lithuania

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Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus

 
7.30pm
St. George's, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way
London
WC1A 2SA
United Kingdom

Details:
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In Advance: £12/ £10 (concessions). On the Door: £14/ £12 (concessions)
O Oriens!

Renaissance Singers, choir
David Allinson, Director

Nicholas Gombert - Magnificat

Amid the onslaught of predictable and traditional seasonal fare, the Renaissance Singers presents a programme of sumptuous polyphony in the spirit of Advent, the liturgical season of expectation and preparation.

We are excited to be singing the cycle of ‘O’ antiphon settings published by Pierre Attaingnant in the mid-1530s. Written by a group of composers working at institutions including Notre Dame and Ste Chapelle, Paris, the polyphony is in the finest traditions established by Josquin — expressive, sinuous and studded with false relations.

Each antiphon begins with the exclamation ‘O’. They were to be sung at Vespers before and after the Magnificat on the days preceding Christmas Eve. The music is newly-edited for this concert, and to our knowledge this is the first modern performance of all nine motets in the cycle; only a few have previously been recorded.

The music, by composers including Pierre Certon, Antoine Mornable and Pierre de Manchicourt, deserves to be better known. It has great emotional power, especially in the untexted melismatic sections that are reminiscent of settings of the Lamentations. The programme will be capped with selected settings of the Magnificat by Franco-Flemish contemporaries.
 
8.00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldate's
OXFORD
OX1 1DP
United Kingdom

Details:
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00 44 1865 305 305

£20/£15(concessions)/£10(unsighted),
Handel's Messiah

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church in the glorious surroundings of the Cathedral

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Christmas Concert is always a highlight of the festive season at Christ Church. This year will be even more special, as the Singers are joined by Oxybaroxy, the Oxfordshire Youth Baroque Strings, and a quartet of tremendous young soloists, to perform Handel’s uplifting Messiah, under director James Morley Potter.
 
17 December 2017
 
2pm
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tokyo
Japan

Details:
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Beethoven: Choral Symphony

Kasumi Shimizu, mezzo-soprano
Dominik Wortig, tenor
Hidekazu Tsumaya, bass
New National Theatre Chorus
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor

Soprano TBA
 
2.00pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street
New York
10025
United States of America

Details:
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$40 ($20 for students w/valid ID, day of)
Burgundian Christmas - Renaissance in the Low Countries

Early Music New York
Frederick Renz, Director

An annual tradition, Early Music New York’s holiday concerts explore music from different eras and regions each year. Burgundian Christmas presents sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments from the Low Countries (Holland and Flanders), which in the Renaissance period was part of the Duchy of Burgundy.
 
19 December 2017
 
7.30pm
Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill,
London
N6 5HG
United Kingdom

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02083488716

£15, concessions £8.
Wilde Roses

Anna Tam, song, dance and various instruments
Emily Alice Ovenden, song, dance and various instruments

Musically and visually inspired by the medieval and renaissance world, we draw our repertoire from illuminated manuscripts, courtly song books, Elizabethan broadside ballads and the folk tradition. We are fascinated by the stories in these songs - medieval religious imagery so beautifully infused with nature; renaissance tales of piracy, jilted lovers and general folly alongside some of the most sincere and tender love songs that reach to the heart of life and human relationships.


Wilde Roses is an early-music collaboration between singers, multi-instrumentalists, composers, dancers and performers Anna Tam and Emily Alice Ovenden, who met while they were performing with the Mediaeval Baebes.
Anna Tam (musical director, singer, nyckelharpa, viola da gamba, hurdy gurdy, percussion) enjoys an eclectic career both in the folk and classical genres. She was trained as a classical singer and instrumentalist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her early studies she performed at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3 and has been touring internationally since she was 15.
Emily Alice Ovenden (singer, recorders, percussion) received a scholarship from Andrew Lloyd Webber to study in London. With the Mediaeval Baebes she has made several albums, and recorded themes for BBC TV shows Victoria and Elizabeth. Emily has made 3 acclaimed albums with her band, Pythia, and has recorded vocals for multi platinum-selling band Dragonforc

 
8pm
Teatro Municipal
Santiago
Chile

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Ballet de Santiago
Marcia Haydée, artistic director
Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago
Pedro-Pablo Prudencio, conductor

 
20 December 2017
 
7pm
Suntory Hall
Tokyo
Japan

Details:
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Beethoven: Choral Symphony

Kasumi Shimizu, mezzo-soprano
Dominik Wortig, tenor
Hidekazu Tsumaya, bass
New National Theatre Chorus
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor

Soprano TBA
 
21 December 2017
 
7pm
Festival Hall
Osaka
Japan

Details:
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Beethoven: Choral Symphony

Kasumi Shimizu, mezzo-soprano
Dominik Wortig, tenor
Hidekazu Tsumaya, bass
New National Theatre Chorus
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor

Soprano TBA
 
7.30pm
St James's Piccadilly
Piccadilly
London
W1J 9LL
United Kingdom

Details:
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£5-£27
In The Stillness

London Oriana Choir
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, conductor

Sally Beamish, In The Stillness
Cecilia McDowall, Now May We Singen
Eleanor Daley, Gabriel's Message
Kerry Andrew, Adam and the Mother
Bob Chilcott, Gifts for the Child of Winter
Peter Warlock, Bethlehem Down

Join one of the UK’s finest choirs for their sell-out Christmas offerings with stunning choral gifts and carols including music from Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall and Kerry Andrew, as well as familiar carols from Bob Chilcott, David Willcocks and Kenneth Leighton.
 
8pm
Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
Seoul
South Korea

Details:
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Beethoven's Ninth

Soloists TBC
The National Chorus of Korea
Anyang Civic Chorale
Seoul Motet Choir
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Bruckner: Te Deum, WAB 45
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 'Choral'

 
8pm
Teatro Municipal
Santiago
Chile

Details:
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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Ballet de Santiago
Marcia Haydée, artistic director
Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago
Pedro-Pablo Prudencio, conductor

 
22 December 2017
 
8pm
Teatro Municipal
Santiago
Chile

Details:
Web site
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

Ballet de Santiago
Marcia Haydée, artistic director
Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago
Pedro-Pablo Prudencio, conductor

 
23 December 2017
 
10.30am
Queensmere Shopping Centre
High Street, Slough
Berkshire
SL1 2TW
United Kingdom

Details:
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Carols for Charity - Chalfont Concert Wind Band

Ends at 12.30pm
 
2pm
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tokyo
Japan

Details:
Web site
Beethoven: Choral Symphony

Kasumi Shimizu, mezzo-soprano
Dominik Wortig, tenor
Hidekazu Tsumaya, bass
New National Theatre Chorus
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Emmanuel Krivine, conductor

Soprano TBA
 


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