Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December 2022
Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
Music and Storytelling
for the whole family
Mark the Christmas Season in the Gothic Cathedral splendour of the Landmark Arts Centre in a family-oriented celebration programme of innovative and traditional music.
Our ever-popular festive start to Christmas week, with a programme of carols and other seasonal music cemented together by a unique story, created on the spot to weave the themes, words and music into a moving narrative ending with a moving message to make you think. To meet high audience demand to celebrate the return of live music to our lives, we will deliver TWO wonderful shows in 2022.
On Saturday, the performers are Surrey Brass, the Junior Chamber Choir of St. George's College, our wonderful storyteller Giles Abbott, and YOU! In a late change to the previously advertised programme we are pleased to introduce Voci Festose, a brand-new group of professional opera singers who are appearing for one night only on Saturday.
On Sunday, we present a slightly different range of performers, including the celebrated Imperial College Chamber Choir, Surrey Brass and Storyteller Giles. And, to make it more accessible for younger members of the audience, that concert starts earlier at 4pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be on sale at the interval to complete the occasion.
Twentieth Anniversary Season
This hugely popular annual concert series started in 2002 so Surrey Brass is very proud that this is our 20th Anniversary year of presenting this concert.
Surrey Brass, our performing partners, and our wonderful hosts the Landmark Arts Centre would like to give our heartfelt thanks to you for supporting us throughout all the recent difficulties we have all had. We are delighted to be back! and will join together to make this event the popular success it has always been.
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Every audience member is also an important performer at this concert!
Come ready to sing your favourite traditional Christmas Carols loudly and help raise the roof in the wonderful atmospheric venue at the Landmark.
To get ready, why not practice singing the words and music for these famous and popular carols - together we will perform them all.
Just sing along to the great recordings below to get into the Christmas mood!
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Once In Royal David's City
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- Hark The Herald
- O Come All Ye Faithful
Surrey Brass and friends present a delightful confection of traditional Christmas music with music from far away, from long ago and from last week, woven together with a story you have never heard before.
The cornerstones of the programme are of course the traditional Christmas Carols, something everyone can enjoy. With a large audience and a fantastic acoustic in the Landmark they always sound magnificent!
Surrey Brass features a mix of music specially arranged for this occasion, and this year we feature the Main Title "Somewhere in My Memory" music from the movie "Home Alone", in a brand-new arrangement by Jonathan Spencer. The children's choir is hugely excited to be singing in this too. Definitely living up to the Surrey Brass motto of "the innovative and entertaining brass ensemble". We will also perform "Christmas!", a foot-tapping medley of seasonal tunes from all over the world.
Hearing the voices of the Children's Choir at Christmastime is always immensely inspiring and it's so impressive to hear a young choir performing to a high standard will skill and enthusiasm. They will perform "Look To The World" by British composer John Rutter, a traditional French Carol, and will create a moment of reflection with "In the Stillness of the Night".
For the first time this year on Saturday we are joined by Voci Festosi, who will use their operatic skills and powers to deliver a powerful and impressive range of music mixing tradition "Unto Us A Child Is Born" with a contemporary and joyful "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day".
On Sunday we have another First - Imperial College Chamber Choir, one of the finest chamber choirs in the London area. Their Conductor Jack Apperley leads them in "Home Alone" as well as a brand-new arrangement of "In the Bleak Midwinter", followed up by the "Birthday Carol".
But the real treat of the night is the Christmas Story that is improvised on the spot by Giles Abbott, cleverly weaving in the pieces in the programme with a traditional folk tale from long ago and far away, always ending in a twist in the tale that will make you gasp.
This is the twentieth year of Carols By Candlelight and together with your singing, we are determined to make this occasion our best yet!
Surrey Brass performing "Trepak" from "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
We advise you to book early for this popular concert.
For at least the last decade it has always SOLD OUT weeks in advance.
- Book Online
- By Telephone: Box Office on 020 8977 7558 (11am - 4pm, weekdays)
- By Post: post your booking requirements with a cheque made payable to Landmark Arts Centre, to the venue address above.
Please enclose a SAE or your tickets will await collection at the Box Office.
- In Person: at the Landmark Arts Centre's Box Office (11am - 4pm weekdays) (Find us)
- On the Door: A small number of tickets may be available on the door due to returns. We recommend you please phone the Box Office in advance.
- The Landmark may operate at slightly reduced capacity with limited ticket numbers to comply with prevailing public health guidance and laws.
- Everyone wants you to enjoy this concert safely. Please observe the latest Government COVID advice and the Landmark COVID POLICY.
Conductor: Jonathan Spencer
Leader: Corinne Hart
Conductor: Jack Apperley
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