LIVE FROM LONDON - Christmas 2021

Saturday 4th December 2021 - Thursday 6th January 2022

A wonderfully varied hamper of Christmas choral fare - recorded live

from churches across London, including St Martin-in-the-Fields.


Handel - Messiah

Voces8, Mary Bevan, Tim Mead, Nicholas Mulroy and Dingle Yandell

Angels and Demons 

I Fagiolini and Rachel Podger with a baroque pantomime feel on Christmas Eve

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Bach's Christmas cantatas

with extra performances by London Youth Choir, the National

Youth Choir of Great Britain and plenty more.

“Voces8’s latest virtual festival is a heavenly, homely showcase of choral works old and new.”

The Observer

Watch LIVE 

or on playback until

15th January


VOCES8 - 4 Dec 2021  

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

VOCES8 & VOCES8 Foundation Choir

VOCES8 Orchestra 

With Guest Leader, Jack Liebeck 

Recorded Live From St Judes-On-The-Hill

Tamsin Greig, Richard Leaf - Narrators

Barnaby Smith, Conductor

A Christmas Cracker


The world premiere of VOCES8’s orchestral Christmas programme – Bob Chilcott’s The Sleeping Child composed for VOCES8 during lockdown, starry new orchestral carol arrangements by Taylor Scott Davis and the orchestral premiere of Adrian Peacock’s high octane Venite, Gaudete! Conducted by Barnaby Smith and guest led by Jack Liebeck, the VOCES8 Orchestra and VOCES8 Foundation Choir will also share arrangements by Jim Clements, Thomas Hewitt Jones and Christopher Moore, all wrapped up with seasonal readings by Richard Leaf and Tamsin Greig.

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from Barnsley Youth Choir. 

The Crossing - 5 Dec 2021 

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Donald Nally, Conductor

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from Hartt Voices, Connecticut with Anthony Trecek-King 


A time of passing, of isolation, grief, confusion, hope, and a joyful returning.  Music by Ayanna Woods, Michael Gilbertson, John Tavener, James Primosch, and Hubert Parry, Returning brings home the strife but also hope of the social unrest in America, while reaching into our memory to find the connection that is somehow stronger as a product of our separation.

The King’s Singers - 11 Dec 2021  

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Christmas With The King's Singers

Marking the launch of the group’s new Christmas album, this programme takes a festive spin on the ensemble’s 'Finding Harmony' mission, combining a unique selection of Christmas favourites from all over the world, with lesser-known gems and some brand-new surprises.

Apollo5 - 12 Dec 2021 

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from London Youth Choir 

A Deep But Dazzling Darkness…

Conjuring up the wonder of winter’s changing landscape. As an owl sees through the night, Apollo5’s “exceptionally beautiful singing” (Classic FM), illuminates the magical quality of dark winter nights whilst lending crystalline clarity to the rarely heard consort performances of each piece. Apollo5 premieres its new album in concert especially for LIVE From London.

VOCES8 - 18 Dec 2021  

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Recorded Live From St Judes-On-The-Hill

Mary Bevan - soprano

Tim Mead - countertenor

Nicholas Mulroy - tenor

Dingle Yandell - bass

VOCES8 and VOCES8 Foundation Choir

VOCES8 Baroque Orchestra

Barnaby Smith – Conductor

Handel: Messiah

VOCES8's last Messiah gained a 5* review in The Observer. Filmed in the magnificent surroundings of St Judes-on-the-Hill and its beautiful Lutyens architecture, choruses sung by a consort choir led by VOCES8, accompanied by the VOCES8 Baroque Orchestra and featuring a stellar line-up of soloists: Mary Bevan, Tim Mead, Nicholas Mulroy and former VOCES8 bass, Dingle Yandell, recently returned from his Glyndebourne debut. 

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from iSing Silicon Valley.

St Olaf College - 19 Dec 2021 

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Anton Armstrong, Conductor

Plus Young Performer spotlight performance from VOCES8 US Scholars

Christmas At St. Olaf 

For many people in the United States, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins as they wind their way through the majestic limestone buildings of St Olaf College during the first weekend of December to attend the annual Christmas Festival.

First held in 1912, it is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. It features more than 500 members of the college’s world-renowned choirs - and the St Olaf Orchestra - and includes familiar carols and diverse contemporary pieces that celebrate the Norwegian American history of the college while also highlighting beautiful works from around the globe.

Stile Antico - 22 Dec 2021  

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

From St Martin-In-The-Fields

A Renaissance Christmas

LIVE From London favourites Stile Antico present a unique and beautiful sequence inspired by the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Brought to you from the glowing setting of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the programme features masterpieces by some of the finest composers of the Renaissance alternated with readings of intimate, metaphysical verse by poets such as John Donne and George Herbert. Works include:

Byrd – Rorate caeli

Herbert – The Flower

Praetorius – Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Herbert – Peace

Philips – Hodie nobis de caelo

Josquin des Prez – Ave Maria

Praetorius – Magnificat quinti toni

Tallis – Videte miraculum

Hassler – Hodie Christus natus est

Alleoti – Angelus ad Pastores ait

I Fagiolini - 24 Dec 2021 

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

With Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque

Robert Hollingworth, Artistic Director

Angels & Demons: Christmas Revels From Baroque Europe

Angels singing to confused shepherds - the devil “shooting up in the air like a rocket!” - I Fagiolini brings an animated cast of Christmas characters to life in foot-tapping music from Italy, Germany and Spain. A hypnotic Neapolitan 'tarantula' dance wards off Lucifer, while from Salamanca, a villancico for voices, strings and percussion brings the "the Devil down in flames!"  At the other end of the scale Bach's ‘pizzicato’ paints Advent knocking on the door of Christ's arrival, while Monteverdi's much-loved 'Beatus vir' gives a taste of Christmas Vespers. I Fagiolini returns to LIVE From London Christmas aiming to outdo its memorable 2020 Christmas Eve concert… hold on to your halos!

Monteverdi - Beatus Vir

Bach - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 61)

Byrd - Lullaby

Caresana - La Tarantella

Iribarren - Xacara de Navidad

Gabrieli Consort & Players

25 Dec 2021 to 6th Jan 2022

2pm EST | 7pm GMT

Each programme to include Praetorius pieces from Gabrieli Roar

Paul McCreesh, Director

LIVE From London - 5 Concerts



Following the group’s acclaimed performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in LIVE From London Christmas last year, Gabrieli returns to the festival to delight audiences with five programmes featuring Bach’s other festive cantatas. Running from the first day of Christmas through to the New Year and Epiphany, this project will showcase some of the world’s finest Bach singers alongside Gabrieli’s renowned players, all led by Artistic Director, Paul McCreesh.

In addition to Bach's glorious music, each programme will include works by the equally festive Michael Praetorius, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the composer’s death, and performed by young singers from Gabrieli’s choral training programme, Gabrieli Roar. Gabrieli's famed and much-loved recording of Praetorius' Christmas mass remains the ensemble’s best-selling album.

Celebrate Christmas and ring in a brighter 2022 with this uplifting feast of Christmastide music.


LIVE From London Season Tickets

A. Christmas 'Extra'

All 13 concerts, including the Gabrieli's Bach & Praetorius for Christmas

£115 / 135EUR / 155USD / 195CAD / 215AUD

B. Christmas 

The first 8 concerts plus the first Bach/Praetorius concert

£80 / 95EUR / 110USD / 135CAD / 150AUD 

C. Bach & Praetorius for Christmas

4 additional Gabrieli concerts 

£45 / 52.50EUR / 60USD / 75CAD / 82.5AUD 

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