November 3, 2021

Christmas concert to be streamed by Live from London

We're really thrilled to announce that our first Christmas concert of this season, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, will be filmed and available to watch online, through the new Live from London Christmas festival which has launched today. The concert programme features music from our brand new album, 'Christmas Carols with The King's Singers', alongside seasonal favourites. The concert is now almost sold out, so for friends in the UK who have missed out on tickets, and others around the world, you'll have the chance to be there (with the best seat in the house!) through this online stream. Below, we have included more information about the Christmas Live from London festival and the other wonderful artists performing as part of it. Tickets are already available, by clicking here: Tickets

LIVE From London Christmas – 4 December 2021 to 6 January 2022

‘You better watch out…’! From the gleam of the most Christmassy of Renaissance composers, Praetorius, in brightly hewn 400th anniversary pairings with Bach by Gabrieli Consort & Players - to sparkly new orchestral arrangements and world premieres by Bob Chilcott and Taylor Scott Davis in VOCES8’s new orchestral show ‘A Christmas Cracker’LIVE From London Christmas presents a boxful of winter delights for your Christmas table.

Filmed live with audiences in churches across London, including the iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields, this picture postcard festival also welcomes two very special US guests: St Olaf College Minnesota (famed for its Christmas broadcasts on PBS), and super-choir The Crossing which unveils the world premiere film of ‘Returning’, its NY Times ‘best of’ 20th anniversary concert for 9/11.

A VOCES8 ‘Messiah’ is led by a crack team of soloists (Mary Bevan, Tim Mead, Nicholas Mulroy and Dingle Yandell fresh from his Glyndebourne debut); Byrd, Monteverdi and Caresana are given a pantomime flourish in I Fagiolini’s Christmas Eve ‘Angels and Demons’ featuring Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque; Apollo5 glitter as the group presents the concert world premiere of its new album ‘A Deep but Dazzling Darkness’, and LIVE From London Christmas rejoices in welcoming back narrator Tamsin Greig, Richard Leaf and popular friends The King’s Singers, Stile Antico and Jack Liebeck amongst others…‘Santa Claus is coming to town’!

The festival continues The VOCES8 Foundation’s global message of music education for all by gifting young performers from across the world a stage for their singing: London Youth Choir, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, iSing, Barnsley Youth Choir, Dr Anthony Trecek-King with Hartt Voices, VOCES8 US Scholars and Gabrieli Roar. LIVE From London will continue to support other artists, arts organisations, education, community and diversity work around the world.

Broadcast at 2pm EST | 7pm GMT, ticket holders will be able to tune in live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until the end of 15th January. Purchase one of our season tickets now, or buy access to each concert individually.