A Christmas Celebration
Tickets are just £10 each (with additional donation options available). All proceeds go to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The event will initially be broadcast on 10 December at 19:30 UK time. It will be available to view on demand up to twelve days after the event has ended.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without John Rutter and his ever-popular concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring this firm festive favourite direct to you, in the comfort of your own home.
World-renowned English composer and conductor John Rutter, acclaimed actor Simon Callow, celebrated vocal group VOCES8, the Stay At Home Choir and a stellar line-up of special guests all join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this unique online performance. Filmed exclusively for you in the historic surroundings of St Albans Cathedral, this architecturally stunning building, located in the heart of England’s Home Counties, provides the perfect Christmas setting.
Why not dress up, pour yourself a mulled wine, warm a mince pie and tune in for a very special Christmas Celebration, featuring your favourite carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and much more. A joyful event, guaranteed to fill you with Christmas sparkle and cheer!
A message from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:
These are difficult times for all of us, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is no exception. With 90% of our income generated from the sale of concert tickets and with no concerts since the middle of March, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact, both on the Orchestra’s finances and the income of its freelance musicians. And with the continued restrictions, it’s unlikely the RPO will be able to perform to live audiences in the foreseeable future.
But resilience is one of the RPO’s values and we remain optimistic and resolute in our determination to emerge from this crisis, continuing to serve our communities, bringing the thrill and excitement of live orchestral music to the widest possible audience.
Your support at this critical time would be hugely appreciated. If you are able and willing to pay a little more for your streaming ticket, we should be extremely grateful.
Together, we can ensure that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues making music that kindles the fires of the imagination and inspires all of us towards a positive and more hopeful future.
We hope you enjoy the performance and thank you for your support,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Running time for this event is approx. 60 minutes