The Tallis Scholars join us for a Renaissance Christmas and a tiny Ladybird visits Town Hall this festive season; here are our pick of Christmas highlights guaranteed to keep the entire family merry!
Renaissance Christmas with the Tallis Scholars
Tuesday 13 December
For those who are a fan of vocal music in its purest form, The Tallas Scholars welcome audiences to Town Hall this December for a Renaissance Christmas. The acclaimed Tallis Scholars continue to develop their exclusive sound, praised by reviewers for its supple clarity and tone, and to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers, such as Pärt and Sheppard.
For more information visit www.thsh.co.uk/event/bc-renaissance-christmas
A Family Christmas with the Town Hall Gospel Choir
Wednesday 21 December
Town Hall Gospel Choir returns to its home stage this Christmas season, bringing you all of your festive favourites with a unique gospel ‘twist’! This family friendly event will have the audience singing a-long to all the much loved Christmas songs and hymns, guaranteed to get you in the festive sprit.
For more information visit www.thsh.co.uk/event/a-family-christmas-with-the-town-hall-gospel-choir
What the Ladybird Heard
Tuesday 27 December – Wednesday 11 January
Relaxed Performance Sunday 8 January 3pm
Julia Donaldson’s’ colourful family adventure book is brought to life at Birmingham’s iconic Town Hall this Christmas season. Brought to us by children’s theatre specialists, Kenny Wax, this fun filled adaptation is directed by the acclaimed Matthew Gregory and will feature catchy live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs – plus a glittering treat for all the family!
Our specially curated relaxed performance is sponsored by Autism West Midlands and is designed for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.
For more information visit www.thsh.co.uk/event/what-the-ladybird-heard-2016-17
CBSO Christmas Season
Friday 9 December – Sunday 8 January
The world renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra presents a truly joyous Christmas programme this year. From Britain’s favourite violinist Nicola Benedetti to classical takes on festive favourites in White Christmas – join the CBSO, and start the festive season with a swing!
White Christmas Friday 9 December 7:30pm
Festive Favourites with Jessica Hynes 16 December-19 December, various times
The Magic Vienna Sunday 8 January 3pm
For more information visit www.thsh.co.uk/whats-on/season/cbso-2016-17
Raymond Gubbay Season
Saturday 17 December – Saturday 28 January
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the annual Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival returns to Symphony Hall this Christmas! Their performances have become part of a national festive tradition with a wide range of seasonal concerts performed each year. This season kick-starts with Christmas Classics and followed by a highly anticipated performance by musical sensation, Katherine Jenkins.
Christmas Carol Singalong Monday 19 December 2:30pm
Katherine Jenkins Celebration Thursday 22 December 7:30pm
Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight Saturday 24 December 2:30pm
New Year’s Eve Gala Saturday 31 December 9:30pm
For more information visit www.thsh.co.uk/whats-on/org/raymond-gubbay
Centrepiece Jewellery Exhibition
Wednesday 23 November – Friday 23 December
Symphony Hall foyer
The festive market spills into the Symphony Hall foyer this year as Centrepiece launches its annual Christmas exhibition. This year’s exhibition shows 20 designers including three guest exhibitors new to Centrepiece Leila Arzaghi, Kathryn Partington & Agnieszka Maksymiuk. Many of their regular designers have added new pieces to their collections for you to be enticed by!
For more information visit www.centrepiece-jewellery.com