Live from London Christmas

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Live from London returns with a festive selection of your choral works, filmed live from VOCES8's church in the heart of London and from venues across the world.

The line-up includes hosts VOCES8, with vocal groups The Tallis Scholars, Take 6, I Fagiolini, The Choir of Westminster Abbey, London Adventist Chorale, ANÚNA, amarcord, The Aeolians, and Apollo5. Soloists in the series include baroque violinist Rachel Podger (A Guardian Angel) and baritone Roderick Williams (Solstice); Roderick also appears in Bach For Christmas.

The Gabrieli Consort & Players directed by Paul McCreesh present Bach For Christmas from St John's Smith Square, London: each of the six Christmas Oratorio cantatas will be broadcast on the day for which they were liturgically written.

Including six new commissions from Ken Burton, Melissa Dunphy, Jocelyn Hagen, Taylor Scott Davis, Paul Smith, Roderick Williams, and repertoire ranging from Bach, Praetorius, Eccard, Charpentier and Tallis, to Howells, Britten, Michael McGlynn, Alec Roth, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Ola Gjeilo all filmed in ultra high definition and featuring your favourite seasonal a cappella - Live From London is 'all you want for Christmas'.

Broadcast at 7pm, ticket holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until 15th January. Each broadcast concert lasts 60 minutes. The festival also supports the VOCES8 Foundation's global message of music education for all by gifting young performers from across the world a stage for their singing.

Book direct with us!

We're pleased to be selling tickets for the festival again; by buying your ticket through abcd, you are actively helping to raise funds for us. Thank you!

There are several season ticket options available:

The Christmas Extra ticket gives access to all 16 concerts for £120, or just £7.50 per concert.

The Christmas ticket gives access to the first 11 concerts for £80.

The Gabrieli Consort & Players directed by Paul McCreesh present Bach For Christmas where each of the six Christmas Oratorio cantatas will be broadcast on the day for which they were liturgically written. This ticket costs £50.

Once you have booked, we will be in touch with full information about how to redeem your voucher and how to watch online.

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