The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is bringing audiences a huge serving of festive joy and Christmas cheer in the comfort of their own homes this December, with the exclusive broadcast of this specially recorded performance, featuring John Rutter and a host of special guests. With so many concerts cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Orchestra was thrilled to be able to record this unique production at the end of October in the stunning surroundings of St Albans Cathedral (complying fully with regional restrictions and social distancing regulations) and is proud to be able to share it with online audiences worldwide.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without John Rutter and his ever-popular concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring this firm festive favourite directly to you, in the comfort of your own home.
World-renowned English composer and conductor John Rutter, acclaimed actor Simon Callow, celebrated vocal group VOCES8 and a stellar line-up of special guests all join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this unique online performance. Filmed exclusively for you in the historic surroundings of St Albans Cathedral, this architecturally stunning building, located in the heart of England’s Home Counties, provides the perfect Christmas setting.
Why not dress up, pour yourself a mulled wine, warm a mince pie and tune in for a very special Christmas Celebration, featuring your favourite carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and much more. A joyful event, guaranteed to fill you with Christmas sparkle and cheer!
Online Premiere Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.30pm GMT. The full performance will also be available to watch again for a full festive 12 days after when you book tickets before 10 December.
Tickets are just £10 each (with additional donation options available) and are on sale HERE from Friday 6 November, 10am.
Kindly supported by The 1916 Foundation, Montchanin, Delaware.
Watch a short trailer for this performance below.