On Sunday 16 December the Henley Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ian Brown, returns to Henley’s Christ Church Centre for its two long-standing, annual seasonal concerts.
The now traditional short afternoon children’s concert, complete with compère, starts at 4.30pm. It is a perfect way to introduce young children to live orchestral music and is particularly suitable for those aged two to six. It will include Jingle Bells for everyone to sing, accompanied by the inevitable cacophony of shakers and rattles, and a special arrangement of Old MacDonald. Ticket prices are: adults £5, children £3, under 2s free.
The early evening concert, starting at 6.30pm, is an opportunity to hear some of classical music’s lighter repertoire and to sing popular carols with full orchestral accompaniment. Whilst aimed primarily at an adult audience it is perfectly suitable for older children. The programme comprises:
- Borodin Polovtsian Dances
- Delibes Coppélia
- Brahms Hungarian Dances
- Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
- Traditional carols
Audience members are invited to a post-concert reception for mince pies and HSO’s unmissable home-brewed mulled wine.
Ticket prices are: adults £12 (unreserved), students £6 and under 10s £2. To book, call the HSO box office on 01235 859210 or visit www.henleysymphonyorchestra.co.uk. Tickets for the 4.30 concert also available from Bagatelle Toys.