Handel’s Messiah (Highlights) at Christmas by Candlelight 

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Wednesday 27 December 7.30pm

Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the days after Christmas with an exquisite selection of arias and choruses from Handel’s masterpiece, The Messiah. Brought to you by the phenomenal musicians of The Piccadilly Sinfonietta accompanying some of the most accomplished and talented singers in the UK today. In addition, the programme will include some of Bach’s finest violin concertos and his much loved Air on the G String.

  • Getting here

    We are at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Access

    St James’s aspires to be a place where all can belong, and where every person’s gifts and identities are welcome and celebrated. We are working to improve the experience at St James’s in the church building and the online community. We have step-free access from the courtyard to the church, and a toilet for disabled people. The courtyard and Redemption Roasters coffee shop are wheelchair accessible. If you have special access requirements (e.g. wheelchair users) please contact concerts@sjp.org.uk

  • Set in the beautiful candlelit location of St James Piccadilly, this will be a festive evening to remember! There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to complete your evening. 


    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta 

    Laura Rickard (Violin) 

    Susan Parkes (Soprano) 

    Hannah Morley (Soprano) 

    John Gyeantey (Tenor) 

    Sam Young (Bass) 



    Bach – Air on a G string 

    Bach – Violin Concerto in A min 

    Bach – Double Violin Concerto in D min 


    Handel – Famous Arias and Choruses from The Messiah 

    The Piccadilly Sinfonietta 

    Since its formation in 2017, the Piccadilly Sinfonietta have become a regular feature on the UK concert scene, giving up to 100 performances a year in some of the country’s most beautiful and prestigious venues. The ensemble comprises some of the most prodigious musical talent and performs exclusively with leading virtuoso soloists. The group performs under the artistic direction of its founder, concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and focuses on the virtuoso concerto repertoire of the baroque, classical and early romantic periods.