23 December 2009
'Tis the season to be jolly, and if you haven't anything better to do tonight, why not pop along to a Cheese Festival at the O2? Sorry, that should read a festival of cheese, as classical promoter Raymond Gubbay is pushing Myleene Klass as the acceptable face of low-brow Christmas rent-a-crowds. Also appearing, Classic FM, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sopranos (probably not from New Jersey) and Metro Voices.
Alternatively, at the Royal Albert Hall, you've got: "magical Christmas music with Santa and his elves" featuring the Southend Boys Choir and a finalist from 'Off By Heart' (no, me neither); the BT Christmas Concert featuring Angela Rippon, indoor fireworks and the BT Steel Orchestra; and the Barbican has Natasha Kaplinsky and Jenni Bond with a host of orchestras and choirs.