Elizabeth Connell: A sometime mezzo stalwart of ENO who upped herself to soprano some 10 years back and has since moved ever deeper into Wagnerian territory, the South African born Elizabeth Connell (above) has a Christmas concert with a differen ce - a selection of music you might actually want to hear. Among the composers are Britten, Barber, Wolf, Faure and Peter Cornelius, whose Weihnachtslieder of 1856 is the original home of the hymn we now all know as "Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar".

Tuesday, 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London W1 (071-935 2141)