Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2023
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. Because these concerts have high audience demand, we will deliver TWO wonderful shows in 2023.
On Saturday, the performance begins at 7:30 with performers Surrey Brass, the Junior Chamber Choir of St. George's College, our wonderful storyteller Giles Abbott, and YOU!
On Sunday, we present a slightly different range of performers, including Surrey Brass and Storyteller Giles. And, to make it more accessible for younger members of the audience, that concert starts earlier at 3:45pm.
We are currently in discussions with a fantastic choir and expect they soon will confirm their ability to join us to provide the essential vocal power for this concert.
The programme will be conducted by Jonathan Spencer and others.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be on sale at the interval to complete the occasion.
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
MUSICAL PROGRAMME - PROVISIONAL
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. Stand by to find out what it is for 2023. 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.
We are really excited about the adult choir and will announce more details as soon as we can.
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
To be Confirmed Soon
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