Wigmore Hall presents a Millennium of Christmas Music

This Christmas Wigmore Hall presents a millennium of Christmas music over 10 concerts in the largest Christmas programme in the hall’s history.

The wide-ranging repertoire spans from 12th century plain chant, through Bach and Handel to living composers including Arvo Pärt and Pēteris Vasks.

Throughout December, Wigmore Hall welcomes the return of leading British and European choirs and ensembles including Gothic Voices, Voces8, the Gabrieli Consort, Vox Luminis, Solomon’s Knot, Arcangelo and Siglo de Oro. Newly named Ensemble of the Year at the 2021 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, the Scottish baroque ensemble Dunedin Consort presents a special 45-minute ‘Children’s Messiah’ for the whole family – before a complete performance of Handel’s perennial Christmas favourite later in the same evening on 18 December.

For Wigmore Hall’s Christmas Concert on 21 December, the German soprano Christiane Karg and pianist Gerold Huber present a programme of rarely performed Christmas songs by some of the most beloved 19th century composers from Germany, France and Spain.

Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly said:
‘Christmas is a time for reflection and a time to spend with friends and family. Wigmore Hall’s wide-ranging Christmas concerts offer the familiar favourites, the contemporary experimental and everything in between. We hope a concert at the Wigmore Hall this December makes for an ideal outing for Christmas celebrations.’

Gothic Voices © Eric Richmond

Gothic Voices

Sunday 5 December 2021 7:30PM

Nowell Synge We Bothe Al and Som

VOCES8  © Andy Staples

VOCES8; O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra; Manu Delago hangdrum; Hugo Ticciati violin

Wednesday 8 December 2021 7:30PM

Arvo Pärt, Manu Delago, Peteris Vasks and more

Gabrieli Consort & Players  © Andy Staples

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Friday 10 December 2021 7:30PM

Bach
Live stream starts at 8:00PM

Vox Luminis © Tom Blaton

Vox Luminis

Monday 13 December 2021 7:30PM

Hammerschmidt, JC Bach, JM Bach and more
Live stream starts at 8:00PM

Children's Messiah © Andy Caitlin

Children's Messiah

Saturday 18 December 2021 4:00PM

Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Saturday 18 December 2021 7:00PM

Handel
Live stream starts at 7:30PM

Solomon's Knot  © Gerard Collett

Solomon's Knot

Monday 20 December 2021 7:30PM

Bach
Live stream starts at 8:00PM

Christiane Karg   © Gisela Schenker

Christiane Karg soprano; Gerold Huber piano

Tuesday 21 December 2021 7:30PM

Wigmore Hall Christmas Concert

Arcangelo © Ben Tomlin

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord

Thursday 23 December 2021 7:30PM

Praetorius, Schein, Schütz and Vierdanck

Siglo de Oro © Kaupo Kikkas

Siglo de Oro

Friday 31 December 2021 7:00PM

New Year’s Eve Gala Concert: Christmas in Puebla