Everyone loves a bit of carol singing, but why wait for amateurs to knock on your door, when you can go and see the professionals? Three of the best are outlined below…
Carols by Candlelight at the Bridgewater Hall
You can rely on the Bridgewater Hall to keep things classy, and indeed Classical. The Canzonetta Choir, accompanied by the Mozart Festival Orchestra – in full 18th century costume – will be performing some popular seasonal pieces, such as the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. The choir will then tackle all the Christmas favourites, including Coventry Carol’, In Dulci Jubilo, and I Saw Three Ships.
Thu 15 Dec, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS, Tel: 0161 907 9000, 7.30pm, £18.50 – £42, tickets.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
The Festive Happening at the Albert Hall
Manchester Camerata, the acclaimed chamber orchestra, is presenting this afternoon event. The concert is directed by the Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth (pictured), who, along with her quintet, will be playing concerti by Bach, Vivaldi, and Corelli. The recital ends with a sing-along of classic carols. There will be mince pies and mulled wine, too.
Sun 18 Dec, Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR, Tel: 0161 907 9000, 3pm, £5 (students) – £37, www.manchestercamerata.co.uk
Shelter’s Charity Carol Concert at Manchester Cathedral
The homelessness charity Shelter is turning 50 years old this December, and to mark the occasion, they are hosting this very special concert. The evening will feature performances from Streetwise Opera and Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir. There will also be readings by special guests and people who have benefitted from Shelter’s services. Please register for your free ticket before Fri 9 Dec.
Sun 18 Dec, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, Tel: 0161 833 2220, 7.30pm, FREE, www.manchestercathedral.org
Published on: Wed 14 Dec 2016