23 Dec No 1 Choice – BBC Music Magazine – Christmas Events
BBC Music Magazine, December 2016
LIVE CHOICE: 20 UNMISSABLE EVENTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2016
Our pick of the best Christmas concerts and operas, plus a guide to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve
- GOTHIC VOICES Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, 3 Dec
Ahead of performances at the Tower of London and York Early Music Festival, the vocal quartet unveils its new programme in Holkham’s Marble Hall. ‘Nowel Syng We Bothe Al and Som’ explores the Annunciation and birth of Jesus in carols and motets, as well as festive Mass movements by late medieval composers John Dunstable and Leonel Power.
- BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SINGERS Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
- JOHN ADAMS’S EL NINO Barbican, London