Christmas Festival 2006

Friday 15th to Sunday 24th December 2006
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
from £10 to £38
Last updated: Sat 28th Oct 2006

This Christmas Festival of music has become an annual event and features classical choral and orchestral pieces as well as several evenings of traditional carol singing by candlelight.

The programme is as folows:
Friday, 15th December at 7.30pm - Messiah with Goldsmiths Choral Union, Highgate Choral Society, and English Concert Chorus.
Saturday, 16th December at 1.30pm and later at 4.45pm, and on Thursday 21st December at 3pm - Christmas Carol Singalong - a show of popular carols with Sophie-Louise Dann, the London Concert Chorus and London Concert Orchestra.
Saturday, 16th December at 8pm - Classic Carols with soprano, Janis Kelly, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus plus conductor, Robert Dean.
Sunday 17th December at 3pm and at 7pm, and on Friday 22nd December at 3pm - White Christmas performed by soloists Deborah Myers and Simon Bowman with the Capital Voices choir, the London Concert Orchestra and conductor, John Rigby.
Monday 18th December at 7.30pm - Royal Choral Society Christmas Carols conducted and introduced by Richard Cooke, with organist, John Birch plus the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Grenadier Guards and the London Concert Orchestra.
Tuesday 19th December at 3pm - Carols! Carols! Carols! - Traditional carols and seasonal classics presented by Alasdair Malloy as Father Christmas with The Southend Boys' Choir, The Southend Girls' Choir, Christmas Festival Choir, the London Concert Orchestra and conductor, Gareth Hudson.
Tuesday 19th December at 7.30pm - Christmas Classics with tenor/reader, John Owen Jones; soprano, William Cracknell; and conductor, John Pryce-Jones; plus the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Choir, and Fanfare of the Band of the Welsh Guards.
Wednesday 20th December at 7.30pm - The BT Christmas Concert presented by Angela Rippon with gospel harmony from Blessed Voices plus soprano, Kate Ladner, the Royal Choral Society, New London Children's Choir, The BT Band, London Concert Orchestra, and conductor, David Firman.
Thursday 21st December at 7.30pm - The Glory of Christmas - seasonal and traditional music and featuring the Hall's magnificent organ plus carols for all - with tenor, John Graham-Hall, Angela Whelan on trumpet, Malcolm Hicks on the organ and the London Oriana Choir, Trinity Boys Choir and London Concert Orchestra.
Friday 22nd December at 7.30pm - King's College Choir with baritone, Richard Lloyd Morgan, plus the Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor, Stephen Cleobury.
Saturday 23rd December at 1pm and at 4.30pm and 8pm - Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 24th December at 2.30pm and 7pm - Carols by Candlelight

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Christmas Festival 2006
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last updated: Sat 28th Oct 2006