We are very excited to be back for our third family concert in the centre of Wimbledon, which this year will be based around the familiar story of "A Christmas Carol". We will be performing a mixture of orchestral pieces well-known Christmas tunes, with chances to sing-a-long and perhaps for some of the smaller ones to see and hear a symphony orchestra for the very first time.
We are welcoming back Leo Geyer to conduct and lead the musical festivities, and helping to lead the singing with Leo, will be mezzo-soprano, and 'Ghosts', Rachel Maby. You may remember Leo and Rachel as "The Nutcracker" and "The Sugar Plumb Fairy" from when they performed together in our first Christmas family concert in 2015. This year, we will also be joined by narrator Zeb Soanes, following his debut with WSO last year when he recounted the story of Peter and The Wolf which we performed as part of the Wimbledon International Music Festival. You may recognise Zeb's dulcet tones as he can be heard regularly reading the news and announcing on BBC Radio Four when not dressed as a wolf in Wimbledon.
The concert will feature short pieces by Brahms, Berlioz, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as Christmas favourites including Sleigh Ride, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Silent Night and a few other surprises.
The concert will last approximately one hour and there will be no interval. We strongly recommend prebooking as last time this was a sell out!
There will be two performances: The first at 2.00pm and the second at 4.00pm.
Tickets are unreserved, so do arrive early to get a good seat.
Adults - £10
Child (age 5 to 16) - £7
Toddle (Under 5) - FREE