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As part of the festivities at Cadogan Hall, The Sixteen will perform on 16 and 17 December

Harriet Clifford

Christmas at Cadogan Hall

3:07, 3rd December 2019

Cadogan Hall has announced its festive programme for December, featuring a world premiere performance by Westminster Cathedral Choir and highlights from The Sixteen and The Bach Choir.

Today (3 December) Westminster Cathedral Choir under Peter Stevens performs a programme of pieces centred around the text O magnum mysterium as part of the year-round Choral at Cadogan series. The performance features the world premiere of Joanna Marsh’s motet, alongside the choir’s traditional Advent repertoire and contemporary Christmas favourites.

On 10 December, Westminster Cathedral Choir School Gallery Choir returns to the Hall to perform a free carol concert with coffee and mince pies. The Choir with No Name presents the ‘Big Christmas Singalong’ on 13 December as part of its mission to run choirs for homeless and marginalised people. All four of its choirs come together for this 10th anniversary Christmas performance.

Following a sold-out show in 2018, Carols by Candlelight with the Mozart Festival Chorus and Orchestra comes to the Hall on 15 and 16 December. The concert will be led by Steven Devine and features soprano Susanna Hurrell and special guest reader Timothy West. As Christmas nears, The Sixteen brings its 2019 Christmas tour to Cadogan Hall, performing a festive programme featuring Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Under Harry Christophers, the choir will perform on 16 and 17 December.

The winning entry of the David Willcocks Carol Competition will be performed by The Bach Choir on 18 December, alongside a repertoire of carols spanning the ages. London City Brass joins the choir under the direction of David Hill. On 22 December, Hugh Bonneville will be joined by The London Concert Brass and The London Philharmonic Choir for an evening of Victorian Carols and readings from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

Ringing in the new year is Twickenham Choral, with its performance of Honeggar’s Christmas Cantata and Poulenc’s Gloria and Stabat Mater on 4 January 2020.

The full programme of events, including orchestral performances, special guests and family events can be found at www.cadoganhall.com.

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