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.’