Live From London: Christmas
We are delighted to return for the Christmas 2021 edition of the acclaimed Live From London festival, joining a roster of wonderful artists to share beautifully filmed live performances with those who cannot join us in person.
Live From London has once again assembled many of the world’s finest choral ensembles for a series of streamed concerts, filmed in front of live audiences from churches across London, and from venues in the US. The festival opens with a performance by hosts Voces8 (4th Dec), and continues with appearances by The Crossing (5th Dec), The King’s Singers (11th Dec), Apollo 5 (12th Dec), Voces8 (Messiah, 18th Dec), St Olaf College (19th Dec), Stile Antico (22nd Dec), I Fagiolini (24th Dec) and the Gabrieli Consort & Players (25th Dec). Four further concerts by the Gabrieli Consort & Players (26th, 27th Dec and 1st, 6th Jan) will be available to view for an additional fee.
Stile Antico’s concert, A Renaissance Christmas, takes place in the iconic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and will be streamed on 22nd December. Inspired by the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, we present a beautiful sequence of festive music from the Renaissance interspersed with intimate, metaphysical verse by poets such as John Donne and George Herbert. From the exuberance of Praetorius’ Magnificat Quinti toni, which includes the carols In dulci jubilo and Joseph lieber, to the wonder and beauty of Tallis’ Videte miraculum, the performance is a veritable feast of words and music, culminating in John Sheppard’s spectacular setting of the famous passage from St John’s Gospel: “The word was made flesh and dwelt among us”.
Live From London continues to be a financial lifeline for all the artists involved as we adjust to life after the pandemic; in particular, our ability to tour internationally remains severely restricted by ongoing uncertainty and ever-changing regulations. Buying your ticket or pass directly from Stile Antico is especially beneficial to the group. A standard season ticket is keenly priced at just £80 for on-demand access to all nine performances listed above, including Stile Antico’s concert and the Christmas Day performance by the Gabrieli Consort & Players. The ‘season ticket extra’ allows access to a further four performances of Bach and Praetorius by the Gabrieli Consort & Players, and is priced at £115. Alternatively, tickets for our own concert are available for £12.50.
For full details of all programmes and performances, please visit the Live From London website.
Please choose from the ticket options below. In all cases, your ticket entitles you to stream the concert(s) you select on demand, as many times as you like, until the end of 15th January 2022.
A Season Ticket gives access to all nine concerts in the regular series, including Stile Antico’s concert and the Gabrieli Consort & Players on 25th Dec.
A Season Ticket Extra gives access to all the above, plus a further four concerts by the Gabrieli Consort & Players.
A Single Concert Ticket is valid for Stile Antico’s concert only.