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Sunday 17 December 2023, 3pm

London Philharmonic Orchestra with Saffron Walden Choral Society: 10th Birthday Christmas Celebration

London Philharmonic Orchestra with Saffron Walden Choral Society: 10th Birthday Christmas Celebration

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of 10th Birthday Celebrations

London Philharmonic Orchestra instrumentalists while they rehearse

A selection-box of some of the most popular choral and orchestral music for the Christmas season.

Berlioz’s exquisite adieu ushers in carols, fantasias on Christmas themes and Handel’s rousing chorus. There are the sound of sleigh bells and whipcracks in Prokofiev and Leroy Anderson’s high-speed rides but also the hushed reverence of music for choir alone. With audience participation and some surprises along the way the final Saffron Hall concert of the year is the perfect way to Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Johann Sebastian Bach 'Jauchzet, frohlocket' from the Christmas Oratorio 8 mins
  • Traditional The First Nowell 5 mins
  • Hector Berlioz 'The Shepherds' Farewell' from L’Enfance du Christ 5 mins
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols 12 mins
  • Traditional God rest ye merry, Gentleman 4 mins
  • Sergei Prokofiev 'Troika' from Lieutenant Kijé 3 mins
  • Adolphe Adam O Holy Night 6 mins
  • George Frideric Handel 'Hallelujah' Chorus from Messiah 4 mins
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Christmas Overture 6 mins
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Sleigh Ride' from Three German Dances K.605 3 mins
  • Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride 5 mins
  • Johnny Marks Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 2 mins
  • James Lord Pierpont Jingle Bells 2 mins
  • Traditional 12 Days of Christmas 3 mins

Performers

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Saffron Walden Choral Society
  • Jonathan Bloxham conductor

10th Birthday Celebrations

Saffron Hall turns 10 this year! This event forms part of our celebrations, alongside a festival weekend at the beginning of December packed with concerts, community events, workshops, and special guest performances.

Bright red, pink and white logo reading: 10 years

Information for your visit

Sunday 17 December 2023, 3pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

2pm - 3pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

2pm - 2.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

2pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

2.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

3pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

4.40pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

4.40pm – 5.40pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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