The best classical concerts in London this month

Looking for a great classical music concert in the capital this month? Look no further...



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London is one of the world centres of classical music, and there’s a staggering number of concerts, recitals and lunchtime services taking place in the capital. Our advice? Head to any of the shows recommended below and you’ll be in for a treat.


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth

  • Critics choice

‘Freude, schöner götterfunken...’ Take stock of 2014 with Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No 9, with its ‘Ode to Joy’ choral finale, performed by the RPO and members of London Chorus and Highgate Choral Society under Christopher Warren-Green.

  1. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  2. Mon Dec 29
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Orchestra of St John's: A Strauss Family New Year

  • Critics choice

Welcome in 2015 in the traditional Viennese manner: with waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II and arias from operettas by Franz Lehár, courtesy of the Orchestra of St John’s (under John Lubbock) and soprano Sophie Pullen.

  1. Kings Place York Way, N1 9AG
  2. Wed Dec 31
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