Double Bill of Christmas Concerts by Symphony Orchestra

The Henley Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ian Brown, returns to Henley’s Christ Church Centre on Sunday 15 December for its long-standing double bill of Christmas concerts. An opportunity to hear the orchestra in its home town and to get the Christmas season off to a rousing start.

This is the second concert in Henley Symphony Orchestra’s landmark 50th anniversary season.

The now traditional short afternoon children’s concert, complete with compère, starts at 4.30pm  ̶   a perfect way to introduce young children to live orchestral music and 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.

Afternoon 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:

  • Rimsky-Korsakov Polonaise (from Christmas Eve)
  • Nicolai Overture, Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Berlioz Hungarian March
  • Waldteufel The Skaters’ Waltz
  • Pierpont arr. Willcocks Jingle Bells
  • Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride

 … plus carols for all

Audience members are warmly invited to a post-concert reception for mince pies, soft drinks and HSO’s unmissable home-brewed mulled wine.

Evening ticket prices are: adults £12 (unreserved), students £6 and under 10s £2.  To book, call the HSO box office on 01235 859210 or visit  Tickets for the 4.30pm concert also available from Bagatelle Toys.