The Academy of St Martin in the Fields concludes its re:connect series with a Christmas concert at its spiritual home of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, in front of a live socially distanced audience on 18 December. The orchestra will also be livestreaming for the very first time.

Audiences will also be able to enjoy, in-person, two additional Christmas concerts in London: St Stephen’s, Dulwich (17 December); St Andrew’s, Catford (20 December).

Alongside some well-loved carols, the Academy and St Martin’s Voices perform festive favourites including Leroy Andersen’s Sleigh Ride and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah as well as carols such as Once in Royal David’s City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

Repertoire to include:

Once in Royal David’s City

Rutter What sweeter music

Stille Nacht

Handel Excerpts from Messiah

Unto us is born a Son

Darke In the bleak midwinter

Faure Nocturne from Shylock Op.57

Cornelius The Three Kings

Frank Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley, A Christmas Dance

Leroy Andersen Sleigh Ride

Hark! The herald angels sing

St Stephen’s, DulwichThursday 17 December, 5:30pm & 7:30pm£20St. Martin-in-the-Fields, LondonFriday 18 December, 5pm & 7:30pm (livestream)£25 (to attend in person)£10 for livestream St Andrew’s, CatfordSunday 20 December, 5pm & 7:30pmFree but with a retiring collection to support musicians   

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and its partner venues are closely following the government’s updates, these concerts will continue in line with the tier system and strict social-distancing guidelines.