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CONCERTS

THIS WEEK

L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST

Barbican, EC2 (0171 638 8891) tonight

Berlioz's Christmas Oratorio, part of the Berlioz Odyssey series from Colin Davis and the LSO. Soloists include Ian Bostridge.

MESSIAH

Barbican, EC2 (0171 638 8891) Mon

In lean, clean-cut period style, from Harry Christophers & The Sixteen.

A BACH CHRISTMAS

QEH, SE1 (0171 960 4242) Wed

Philip Pickett gets ready for next year's big Bach anniversary, with the Magnificat and excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio.

MORE MESSIAH

St Johns, Smith Sq, SW1 (0171 222 1061) Thurs

An alternative approach from the London-based choir Polyphony under Stephen Layton. Soloists include Ian Bostridge. MW

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