Town Hall & Symphony Hall’s Christmas Season events
Town Hall & Symphony Hall has variety in abundance this Christmas. With 32 separate concerts, shows and performances in its festive season, surely no other Midlands venues can match the sheer range on offer at Birmingham’s two spectacular concert halls.
There’s celebrity sparkle, orchestral and choral classics, big band sounds, candlelit concerts, family entertainment and of course plenty of carol singing. Some of the many highlights include Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, folk songstress Kate Rusby, uplifting music from the Town Hall Gospel Choir and a recreation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol from Clive Francis. Brian Blessed gets the traditional Symphony Hall Festival underway with Christmas Classics and it wouldn’t be Christmas without Roy Wood. This year’s family show is an adaptation of the much-loved The Tiger Who Came To Tea playing at Town Hall for a run of over 30 performances including a specially-adapted relaxed performance.
A traditional seasonal fanfare is Lunchtime Christmas Music with Birmingham City Organist Thomas Trotter, joined this year by the angelic voices of the Choir of Winchester Cathedral. And there are plenty of other opportunities to give the vocal cords a work-out with Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Carol Singalong and Sing Carols with the City Organist.
Other events to look out for include Welsh choral phenomenon Only Men Aloud, a swinging celebration from the BBC Big Band, favourite filmscores by John Williams, West End hits in The Sound of Musicals and a New Year Johann Strauss Gala complete with glorious dancers.
Full details at www.thsh.co.uk/christmas2014 or from the box office on 0121 780 3333
NOTES TO EDITORS
• Full details of Christmas season events at www.thsh.co.uk/christmas2014
• Download a copy of the Christmas brochure here
• A range of inspiring Christmas gifts is on sale from the Symphony Hall Gift Shop. View press release
Town Hall and Symphony Hall are managed together by Performances Birmingham Limited, a Registered Charity No 1053937. Between them, the two halls present an exciting and varied programme of around 800 concerts and events a year, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to music from jazz, folk, world, roots and classical, to rock and pop. Over 500,000 people visit Town Hall and Symphony Hall annually, and almost 12,000 young people and 6,000 adults participate in the thriving Education and Community programme.
Funded by Birmingham City Council
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Town Hall Birmingham re-opened in October 2007 following a £35m renovation funded by Birmingham City Council (£18.3m), Heritage Lottery Fund (£13.7m), European Regional Development Fund (£3m).
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17 November 2014