St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival

Nicholson Proud managed the Annual Christmas Festival at St John’s Smith Square for ten years to 2014, during which time the Festival grew in size and reputation, and was described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘The No 1 British Christmas Festival’.

Artists performing in the Festival included:

The Sixteen
The Cardinall’s Musick
The Tallis Scholars
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Academy of Ancient Music
Britten Sinfonia
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
The Choir of Clare College Cambridge
The Brabant Ensemble
Oxford Baroque
Ex Cathedra
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
The Choir of King’s College, London
Tenebrae Consort
The English Concert
Chapelle du Roi
Ensemble Plus Ultra
National Youth Music Theatre

A selection of reviews:

This well-established seasonal offering seems to get bigger and better each year
The Evening Standard

Only the very best seasonal music is programmed and the results are often illuminating … In all, the perfect start to the season
The Daily Telegraph

Another superb line-up of choral talent for this festival … with so much festive music to choose from, the consistent quality … is hard to beat
Time Out

An oasis for frazzled ears
The Independent

Exquisite Christmas repertoire from many centuries
The Times

The annual Christmas festival at St John’s Smith Square has now become firmly established as a feast of high quality music-making
The Evening Standard