JOHN RUTTER’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. There's no better way to get into the Yuletide spirit than attending John Rutter's popular Christmas Celebration! Enjoy this unmissable festive favourite as celebrated composer John Rutter leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a magical evening of Christmas classics, including The First Nowell, Sleigh Ride and Frosty the Snowman. The nation’s favourite orchestra will be joined by vocalists Elin Manahan Thomas and Louise Marshall, and a great choral force, as they perform a selection of John Rutter’s own much-loved works, seasonal choral and orchestral favourites and sing-along carols. This magical, winter treat is full of sparkle and Christmas cheer and is not to be missed!
Don’t miss the majestic sounds of monumental music for massed choirs and orchestra, filling the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, in this spectacular celebration of timeless choral classics. Featuring the acclaimed City of London Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus and star tenor Andres Presno.
Enjoy thrilling highlights from: Verdi’s Requiem (Sanctus), Orff’s Carmina Burana (O Fortuna), Handel’s Messiah (Hallelujah Chorus), Mozart’s Requiem (Lacrymosa) and Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Pilgrim’s Chorus), as well as Parry’s I Was Glad and Jerusalem, Arne’s Rule Britannia!, Handel’s Zadok the Priest … and much more!
Jac van Steen Conductor
Andres Presno Tenor
City of London Choir
Brighton Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This concert is one of the headline events of Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall. Hear some of today’s finest artists performing much-loved repertoire in the home of classical music.