World leading orchestra’s Christmas concert to be beamed free into care homes, hospitals and hospices.

By Jill Dando News

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Christmas at Claridge’s’ concert is to be broadcast for free into care homes, hospitals and hospices on Friday (23 December 2022)

It is in partnership with Care England and classical music streaming service Vialma

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to be exclusively broadcasting its ‘Christmas at Claridge’s’ concert for free into care homes, hospitals and hospices on Friday 23rd December at 3pm in partnership with charity Care England and classical music streaming service Vialma.


Members of the Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Neville Creed will perform festive favourites from baroque music to 20th-century standards and favourite carols next to the iconic Christmas tree of Claridge’s in Mayfair, one of the finest hotels in London. The programme includes Oh Come, All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, excerpts from Bach’s Christmas OratorioHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song, and much more. An activity pack, complete with playlists and games, is also available for residents, patients and their families to accompany the concert.

This time of year can be a difficult time and the Orchestra hopes that the concert brings joy and offers support to vulnerable people and their loved ones across the UK.

David Burke, Chief Executive of the London Philharmonic Orchestra says: ‘Whether you are watching us from a care home, a hospital, a hospice or from your living room, we are thrilled that you are joining us! We do hope this concert will bring you some joy and company at a time of year that we know can be challenging for lots of people. From the London Philharmonic Orchestra family to yours: we wish you a wonderful afternoon of music and a happy Christmas.

Care providers can register to take part here.

Uniquely groundbreaking and exhilarating to watch and hear, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the world’s great orchestras since Sir Thomas Beecham founded it in 1932.

With every performance they aim to bring wonder to the modern world and cement their position as a leading orchestra for the 21st century.


Their home is at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, along with resident venues in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally, performing to sell-out audiences worldwide.

Each summer they are resident at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and you’ll find them online, on streaming platforms, on social media and through our broadcast partnership with Marquee TV.

They also release live, studio and archive recordings on our own label, and are the world’s most-streamed orchestra, with over 15 million plays of our content each month.

Their Principal Conductors have included some of the greatest historic names like Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2021 Edward Gardner became our 13th Principal Conductor, and Vladimir Jurowski became Conductor Emeritus in recognition of his impact as Principal Conductor from 2007–21. Karina Canellakis is our current Principal Guest Conductor and Brett Dean our Composer-in-Residence.

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