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A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter | Now to 24 Dec

Thursday 24 December 2020, 8.00pm
RPO Online Box Office

John Rutter Conductor
Simon Callow Presenter
Melanie Marshall Mezzo-soprano
Roderick Williams Baritone
Alexander Olleson Soloist (BBC Young Chorister of the Year)
Andrew Lucas Organ
Stay at Home Choir

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Available to watch online from NOW until 8pm on 24 DECEMBER 

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

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. Available to watch online until 22 December. 

What happens when I book? 

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.

Please make sure your or your gift recipients check inbox junk or spam folders for these confirmation emails. 

You will be sent joining instructions in good time before to help you sign in and prepare for the premiere. 

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