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A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter

Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.30pm

John Rutter Conductor
Simon Callow Presenter
Melanie Marshall Mezzo-soprano
Roderick Williams Baritone
Andrew Lucas Organ
Stay at Home Choir

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Online Premiere – Thursday 10 December 2020, 7.30pm GMT (then available on demand)

Recorded at St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, England.

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. Here is a taste of what to expect! 

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!

Kindly supported by The 1916 Foundation, Montchanin, Delaware.

Ticket information

Tickets are just £10 each (with additional donation options available) and are on sale here.

Book your ticket before 10 December and benefit from unlimited views for a full festive 12 days.

These are difficult times for all of us, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is no exception, but resilience is one of the RPO’s values and we remain optimistic and resolute in our determination to emerge from this crisis. Your support at this critical time would be hugely appreciated. If you are able and willing to pay a little more for your streaming ticket, we should be extremely grateful. Thank you.

Once you have bought your ticket(s) you will also be given the option to buy tickets as a seasonal gift for friends and family. This will appear in your email confirmation and will say:
If you are purchasing this item as a gift please email us here and let us know the email address you would like to give access to, along with your Order ID.

You will be sent Live Stream joining instructions in good time before.

If you need assistance or have any questions about booking online please visit: or email your query to

RPO Online Box Office