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29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square

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Traditional Choral Music Concerts
st john's smith square, chirstmas festival, the choir of christ church cathedral, oxford
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Composer and Conductor, Stephen Layton, feels that after a year of reflection and commemoration for those who lost their lives in World War One, the 29th Annual Christmas Festival at St John's Smith Square is a fitting end to the year because it is a celebration of rebirth and creation.

Bringing together twelve orchestras and choirs for traditional choral music. Layton will be directing the last two concerts of the series, which will include B Minor Mass by The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge on the 22nd December and Messiah by Polyphony on the 23rd December.

Tickets to concerts range from £9 - £55 and begin at 7.30pm.

11th December - European Union Baroque Orchestra: La Création du Monde
12th December - The Choir of King's College London: Spem In Alium
13th December - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge: Lux de caelo: Music for Christmas
15th December - Oxford Baroque: In nativitatem Domini canticum – A French Baroque Christmas
16th December - Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
17th December - The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford: A Celebration of Christmas
18th December - Tenebrae Consort: What Sweeter Music
19th December - The Tallis Scholars: An English Renaissance Feast
20th December - Ensemble Plus Ultra: From Spain to Eternity
21st December - National Youth Music Theatre: A Winter Wonderland
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 11th - 23rd Dec
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7222 1061
Where: St John's Smith Square
Cost: £9 - £55
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