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Sunday 5 December 2021, 3pm

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London Philharmonic Orchestra: MacMillan Christmas Oratorio

London Philharmonic Orchestra: MacMillan Christmas Oratorio

Presented by Saffron Hall

When Sir James MacMillan writes a new choral work, the world takes notice – because few living composers write with more honesty, passion and imaginative fire.

“Beauty is at the heart of our Christian faith”, says MacMillan, and his magnificent new Christmas Oratorio finds both mystery and splendour in this most timeless of stories. Just one day after its UK premiere, Sir Mark Elder conducts a classic in the making.


This concert is supported by a Saffron Hall Foundation member

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is not part of our Ten for £10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • Sir James MacMillan Christmas Oratorio


  • Sir Mark Elder conductor
  • Lucy Crowe soprano
  • Roderick Williams baritone

Information for your visit

Sunday 5 December 2021, 3pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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