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musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 25:
Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’

by Sam Smith

Christmas is here! Raise a glass, pull a cracker and enjoy. Lord knows, we need a day of fun. Thank you all for following this…



musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 24:
Adam’s ‘O Holy Nigh...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas Eve is a magical time. Here are two performances to enjoy whilst waiting for Santa to arrive. Hang on, I think I hear someone...

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 23:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Christmas Eve’

by Sam Smith

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! The countdown continues as we open door 23

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 22:
Puccini’s ‘La bohème’

by Sam Smith

Today, we celebrate the birthday of a composer who gave us a classic opera. Try and keep your eyes dry and your hands warm

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 21:
Brooks’ ‘Grandma Go...

by Barry Creasy

A bit of whimsy gets us closer to Christmas. Door 21: Open Sesame

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 20:
Anderson’s ‘Sleigh ...

by Barry Creasy

Another sleigh ride on day 20 of our Advent Calendar. All we need now is snow

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 19:
Leontovych’s ‘Carol...

by Barry Creasy

Let’s have two treats today. First, you can’t have a musical Christmas without carols. Door 19 of our Classical Advent Calendar reveals one for us

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 18:
Hely-Hutchinson’s ‘...

by Barry Creasy

One week to the big day! Here’s a rousing symphony to get us in the mood

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 17:
Finnish National Opera and Ball...

by Sam Smith

We all hope to be free of the pandemic in the New Year. In the meantime, we can enjoy a modern day twist on some...

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 16:
Bach’s ‘Christmas O...

by Keith McDonnell

Another Christmas classic today. Bach pokes his head out of our Advent Calendar door on day 16

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 15:
‘Gaudete’ (Shreds)

by Barry Creasy

Time for a bit of merrymaking as we get closer to Christmas. Enjoy day 15 of our Advent Calendar series

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 14:
Prokofiev’s ‘Troika...

by Benjamin Poore

We take a sleigh ride on day 14 of our Classical Advent Calendar. Join us!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 13:
Handel’s ‘The Trump...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Handel’s Messiah. We find it here, today, in our Advent Calendar

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 12:
Waldteufel’s ‘Les P...

by Barry Creasy

Day 12 of our Countdown to Christmas continues with a classic waltz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 11:
Berlioz’ ‘The Sheph...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Only a fortnight to the big day. Today, our Advent Calendar door opens to Berlioz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 10:
Messiaen’s ‘La Nati...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Messiaen joins us on his birthday in our Advent entry for today

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 9:
Mozart’s ‘Piano Conc...

by Barry Creasy

Another day, another door opens on our Classical Advent Calendar. Today, we celebrate the master

Why I Love… Christmas music

by Barry Creasy

A festive addition to our continuing series. Barry Creasy picks his favourite Christmas tunes

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 8:
Sibelius’ ‘Christmas...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Another 2 for 1 today as we celebrate the birthday of a composer and mourn the loss of a musician who changed modern music forever

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 7:
Chris de Burgh’s ‘A ...

by Sam Smith

Here’s something a little different from our Advent Calendar on the 7th. Enjoy!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 6:
Vaughan Williams’ ‘H...

by Barry Creasy

Day 6 of our Christmas countdown is here. Today, we highlight some British choral music