24 Day Classical Countdown: Instagram Challenge

Join us in spreading some festive cheer (and music) with our 24 Day Classical Countdown.

In May, we invited you to take part in our 30 Day Classical Challenge. Each day we chose a theme and asked you to pick a piece of classical music to represent that theme. Thirty days later, we featured your suggestions alongside ours in one bumper playlist.

Now we're bringing the challenge back, and this time, it's festive! Each day from 1–24 December, we'll suggest a new theme, and it's up to you to choose your classical holiday favourites. Anything goes – vocal or orchestral, old or new, Bach or Bing!

Can't wait to join in? Here's how …

1. Check out the template below with all 24 themes (click to expand).


2. Share your daily pick on Instagram (or any other platform you like) using the hashtag #ClassicalCountdown.

3. Tag us @londonsymphonyorchestra! We'd love to see your suggestions and share some of our favourites on our own Instagram story.

4. Don't forget to check our Instagram story each day for our suggestions (including some special guest picks from our players and conductors). 

Watch our Guest Picks in this Playlist

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ONLINE EVENT: A Singalong Christmas 
Sunday 13 December 3pm

O come all ye faithful for the LSO’s annual Christmas spectacular! From the comfort of your sofa, dust off those high notes and sing along as we delve into festive favourites and well-loved gospel classics. What better way to start your Christmas countdown?

Led by LSO Choral Director Simon Halsey, we’ll hear Sleigh Ride, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The First Nowell, alongside some yuletide discoveries from around the world. Get your festive season off to a flying start with A Singalong Christmas.

The concert will be broadcast for free on YouTube and available on demand for 90 days.


Orchestra and singers in Jerwood Hall, decorated for Christmas

Where can you find us?

Watching YouTube on your TV?

Follow our instructions to access concerts via the YouTube app.
> Follow the instructions to watch on your TV

Programme notes

Our programme notes are available to read digitally for free, and will be available for the whole season.
> Find programme notes