30 November 2013, 19.30
Advent Carols by Candlelight
Look forward to Christmas with seasonal carols sung by the choir and well-known hymns for everyone to sing. Children are especially welcome.
4 December 2013, 20.00
Get the Christmas celebrations off to a jazzy start with disco diva Marion J and the Fabulations.
5 December 2013, 19.30
Bach Christmas Oratorio
The Christmas Oratorio has always been a popular favourite with both concert audiences and church-goers. Bach’s great masterpiece tells the story of Christ’s birth, using traditional passages from the Gospels interspersed with arias and choruses which brilliantly illuminate the narrative.
6 December 2013, 13.00
Annual Royal Norwegian Lunchtime Concert
This annual Norwegian Lunchtime Concert is one of the highlights of the St Martin’s calender.
6 December 2013, 19.30
Royal Norwegian Annual Christmas Concert
The annual Norwegian Christmas Concert takes place at St Martin-in-the-Fields celebrating the installment of the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, a gift to London from the people of Norway. Join us for an extraordinary programme featuring some of Norway’s most exciting classical stars.
7 December 2013, 11.00
Mini Maestro Musical Tales – Peter and the Wolf
Join John Landor and his pianist for a beautiful journey through the story of Peter and the Wolf and excerpts from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.
7 December 2013, 16.00
Mini Maestro Family Christmas Carol Concert
Come and enjoy our friendly Mini Maestro Family Christmas Carol Concert, a musical playground with full orchestra where everyone can listen, learn and join in the fun and games this festive season.
7 December 2013, 19.30
Christmas Concert with Audience Carols
ondon Musical arts invites audiences in from the cold this festive season with a joyous programme of festive works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi along with audience carols.
9 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Opera Bacarola
Opera Barcarola comprises some of the UK’s most promising young talent. Individually, they have performed internationally at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, following their passion for music. Together, they bring their audiences a varied programme of spectacular opera hits – heart-warming, humorous, unforgettable and, above all, guaranteed to entertain.
10 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Romanian Cultural Institute Series
Romanian Cultural Institute Series ProgrammeEnescu – Piano Quintet, op 29Dvořák – Piano Quintet, op 81 Radu Ropotan ViolinFrancesco Ionaşcu ViolinGeorge White ViolaRaphael Lang CelloAlexandra Văduva Piano This lunchtime concert is free and no ticket is required.
12 December 2013, 19.30
The Glory of Christmas
The Choir of Christ’s College Cambridge join the Thames Chamber Orchestra for their annual Christmas celebration. The programme includes favourite Christmas music from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and sing-along carols for choir, orchestra and audience.
13 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Manor House String Quartet
The Manor House String Quartet perform a selection of their best loved carols, all creatively arranged by their violinist Vaughan Jones.
13 December 2013, 19.30
Christmas Gala by Candlelight
Conductor and keyboard player Steven Devine is the master of ceremonies for the Festive Orchestra of London’s annual Christmas celebration. This popular concert includes masterpieces of the Baroque by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi as well as traditional Christmas carols for audience, orchestra, soloists and organ.
14 December 2013, 16.00
Carols for Shoppers
Take a break from your hectic schedule of Christmas shopping with an afternoon of carols and festive music in the beautiful and relaxing setting of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
14 December 2013, 19.30
A Ceremony of Carols
The New London Singers with the Pavão Quartet performing Britten’s Ceremony of Carols together favourite carols for choir, organ and audience.
16 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Mihkel Kerem
In the first of six free lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Estonian violinist and composer, Mihkel Kerem places his own Violin Sonata No 2, with Brahms’ Violin Sonata No 2.
16 December 2013, 19.30
The Joys of Christmas
A lively celebration of the festive season with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the fantastic Brandenburg Brass.
17 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Daire Halpin
Irish Soprano Daire Halpin has chosen a selection of english songs as a perfect lunchtime treat in the beautiful surroundings of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
19 December 2013, 19.30
Spirit of Christmas by Candlelight: The Annual Celebration
Join the Locrian Ensemble and Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs for a feast of festive fun featuring the enormously popular ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ with audience participation.
20 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Brentwood Ursuline School
Brentwood Ursuline School present a set of popular Christmas music, including works by Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Benjamin Britten, John Gardner and Adolph Adams, and others.
20-21 December 2013, 19.30
Handel Messiah by Candlelight
Handel’s timeless ‘Messiah’ is the ideal way to celebrate the festive season. Join the English Chamber Choir and Belmont Ensemble of London for this annual performance.
21 December 2013, 16.30
Christmas with the English Chamber Choir
The highly acclaimed English Chamber Choir presents a seasonal feast of your favourite Christmas Carols for choir, organ and audience.
23 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Y-Squared
Exciting and dynamic duo Y-Squared return to St Martin-in-the-Fields after their fantastic debut in 2010.
23 December 2013, 16.00
Carols for Christmas by Candlelight
Join the St Martin’s Voices in this joyful celebration of Christmas. Carols for choir and audience include Joy to the World, O come all ye faithful, God rest you merry gentlemen and Hark! The herald angels sing.
23 December 2013, 19.30
The Lantern Carols: A Choral Celebration of Christmas
Join St Martin’s Voices for a sublime evening of Christmas choral music, including the world premiere of The Lantern Carols by Sasha Johnson Manning and Sharon Grenham-Toze.
26 December 2013, 19.30
Boxing Day Baroque
Join Peter G Dyson and the Belmont Ensemble for a joyous post-Christmas celebration of the best of Baroque.
27 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Matthew Drinkwater
The engaging young pianist Matthew Drinkwater presents an exciting programme including works by Janáček, Haydn and Brahms
27 December 2013, 19.00
Complete Brandenburgs at Christmas
London Octave perform all six Brandenburg Concerti in their annual Christmas Concert.
28 December 2013, 18.00
With a repertoire, which ranges from little heard Elizabethan Virginal music to composers of the modern day, Daniel Grimwood is one of the most original and insightful musicians of his generation.
28 December 2013, 19.45
London Concertante is one of the most exciting chamber orchestras in the country and presents a programme of Viennese favourites for the festive season.
30 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Bromley Boy Singers
The Bromley Boy Singers present a varied programme of seasonal choral music both new and familiar. This annual concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields is a highlight in the choir’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.
30 December 2013, 19.00
Handel Messiah – Opening Concert of the Brandenburg Choral Festival
The Brandenburg Choral Festival opens with a spectacular performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.
30 December 2013, 21.30
A Ceremony of Carols by Candlelight
It’s still Christmas and we continue to celebrate at St Martin’s with Britten’s sublime ‘A Ceremony of Carols’.
31 December 2013, 13.00
Free Lunchtime Concert – Romanian Cultural Institute Series
Romanian Cultural Institute Series Programmeto include works by Romanian composer Andrei Gocan. Performerto be announced. free Lunchtime Concerts are free, suggested donation £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s Sometimes it is necessary to alter programmes and substitute artists at short notice.
31 December 2013, 15.30
New Year’s Eve Operetta Matinee
A glittering array of arias and scenes from favourite operas and operettas presented by young stars from London’s Royal Academy of Music.
020 7766 1100
30 November, 4-7, 9-10, 12-14, 16-17, 19-21, 23, 26-28, 30-31 December 2013
Various, some are free