Events Listing - December 2018

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Saturday 1st December

Elf the Musical JR 

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

11.00 am
2.00 pm
4.30 pm
7.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Join the Blackfriars Theatre Academy in their first full production of this academic year. With 2 full Senior / Mid casts and a wonderful Junior chorus this is a show not to be missed.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

If you have a child in the show please contact amanda@blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk to find out which performance they will appear in before booking tickets.

Adults £11.00**, Concs £10.00**, Family Ticket £38.00** Prices are inclusive of a 50p per seat refurbishment levey

Ave Maria

North Hykeham Choral Society
Sixteen Eighty Five
Nick Perry - music director
Simon Clive - accompnist
Guest Soloists

7.30 pm

Holy Cross Church, Skellingthorpe Road
Bach Ave Maria
Haydn Imperial Nelson Mass
And other seasonal songs and anthems

An evening of music to welcome the season of Advent

Tickets £10 available from choir members or on the door

Christmas Brass

Grimsby & Cleethorpes Ladies Choir
Rita Grove - musical director
The Cleethorpes Band
Brian Harper - musical director

7.30 pm

Main Hall, Central Hall, Grimsby

The Grimsby & Cleethorpes Ladies Choir present a seasonal concert of music and singing with their special guests the Cleethorpes Band.

Cleethorpes Band is proud of its history and its place within the local community of North East Lincolnshire.

After the Grimsby Band folded in the 1990s, Cleethorpes Band became the areas sole brass band, providing musical opportunities to local people, supporting the community through concerts and representing the area at competitions nationwide.

Tickets Front Circle £12 Back Circle £10
From Central Hall Box Office 01472 355025

Jazzpac

Jim Mullen Organ Trio

Jim Mullen - guitar
Mike Gorman - organ
Tristan Mailliot – drums

8.00 pm

The Blue Room at The Lawn, Lincoln

Jim Mullen is a truly original voice in jazz guitar and recognised by his peers as one of the UK’s leading musicians since the late ‘60s.

Famous as saxophonist Dick Morrissey’s partner in the 15-year reign of the legendary jazz-funk band Morrissey-Mullen, Jim has worked with vocalists Clair Martin OBE and Georgie Fame as well as a side man to a host of US jazz stars.

Jim, a multiple winner of the Best Guitar in the British Jazz awards has recently concentrated on touring his popular Organ Trio

Tickets £14, Students / u16s £7
online: jazzpac.co.uk tel: John Holland 01522 529717

Stamford Arts Centre

Classical Season Britten Oboe Quartet

7.30 pm

The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary's Street, Stamford,

Moeran Fantasy Quartet Richard Rodney Bennett Arethusa Francaix Cor Anglais Quartet Bach Goldberg Variations   (selection arranged for string trio) Britten Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 Mozart Oboe Quartet, K. 370

Nicholas Daniel Oboe Jacqueline Shave Violin Clare Finnimore Viola Caroline Dearnley Cello

See our Classical Season brochure for full details

Tickets £18 (£17) £10 under 16s

Lincoln Cathedral 

Nave of Lincoln Cathedral 

6.00 pm

Advent carol service. 

Everyone welcome. 

Sunday 2nd December

Sunday Evening with the Silhouettes

Grimsby & Cleethorpes Ladies Choir
Rita Grove - musical director
The Cleethorpes Band
Brian Harper - musical director

7.30 pm

Main Hall, Central Hall, Grimsby

Join the Silhouettes in their presentation of many musical favourites, both contemporary and classic. Loyal and long-time supporters of the Silhouettes will be saddened to hear that this is to be the farewell concert of our much loved Musical Director for over 50 years, Harold Thompson. Also retiring after many years’ fantastic service is our excellent accompanist, John Wadsworth. So help us celebrate all that they have contributed over the years to one of Grimsby’s oldest musical theatre societies in an evening of both ensemble and solo items, including numbers from favourite West End shows and collections from the classic songbooks of popular music.

 

Tickets Front Circle £10 Back Circle £8 Children u16 £6
From Central Hall Box Office 01472 355025

Handel Messiah 

Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Orchestra de Camera

3.00 pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 

Conductor Richard Laing

Soprano April Fredrick
Mezzo-soprano Rhonda Browne
Tenor Christopher Turner
Bass James Newby
Continuo Michael Overbury

The annual performance of Messiah at the Royal Concert Hall has become an unmissable fixture in the Christmas calendar. From the jubilant "Hallelujah" chorus, to the exquisite aria "I know that my Redeemer liveth", Messiah is an evocative setting of the biblical account of the birth, life and death of Christ. Handel's mastery of composition for solo voices, choir and orchestra culminates in a work full of superb arias and thrilling choruses, well-loved by audiences for almost three centuries.

Ticket prices: £18 - £24 Concessions and group discounts available. Students £5.00 Children FREE*

Tickets available from:
Royal Concert Hall Box Office
Telephone 0115 9895555

Mondays 3rd to 17th December

Louth Sing it Loud!

Singing Group
New Tricks Adult Music Workshops

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Louth Riverhead Theatre

Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this friendly group.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact Liz on 07713 746679 or email hello@singitloud.org

New Tricks - Spalding

Acoustic Ensemble
Adult Music Workshops

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

South Holland Centre, Spalding

Join an acoustic ensemble playing songs from across a range of genres and meeting for the joy of playing

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

New Tricks - Mablethorpe

Instrumental Group
Adult Music Workshops

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Venue alternates weekly between Mablethorpe Library and The Coastal Centre

Want to play an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? No matter your instrument or ability, come along!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Indian Drumming Workshops

New Tricks Adult Music Workshops

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

soundLINCS, soundHOUSE, Lincoln

Join this workshop and experience a variety of drumming methods and genres with Rajeesh.
Drums provided.

Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Tuesday 4th December

Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival

Oliver Wass - harp

1.00 pm concert; 2.15 pm  lunchtime extra

 The Blue Room, The Lawn

Multi award-winning harpist Oliver Wass will give a typically eclectic programme including transcriptions of piano works by Ravel, Prokofiev’s Prelude in C Op. 12, No 7, Manuel de Falla’s Spanish Dance no. 1 and more. In a special Lunchtime Extra, Oliver works with music students from the University of Lincoln, playing and discussing their compositions – open to all.

The venue is The Blue Room and tickets must be purchased from Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Prices: £8 (on the door); £7 (in advance); £3 (students & under 16s) • Lunchtime Extra events are FREE

Tuesday 4th to 11th December

Boston Community Choir

Boston Community Choir
New Tricks Adult Music Workshops

7.15 pm - 8.15 pm

St Botolph’s Church, Boston

Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this friendly group.

Your first session is free to attend.

Contact Anthony on 01205 310929 or music@parishofboston.co.uk

Tuesday 4th to 18th December

New Tricks - Grimsby

Ukulele Group
Adult Music Workshops

7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

The Wheatsheaf Pub, Grimsby

Come and join this friendly group for all abilities, learning ukulele versions of hits from across the decades.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

New Tricks - Sleaford

Ukulele Group x 2
Adult Music Workshops

10.00 am - 12.00 pm AND 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Sleaford Library

Want to learn an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? All abilities welcome at these friendly sessions.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Wednesday 5th to 19th December

New Tricks - Nettleham

Instrumental Group
Adult Music Workshops

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Nettleham Community Hub

Want to learn an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? All abilities welcome at these friendly sessions. Come along and try something different!

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Wednesday 5th December

Allegro Appassionato

A Seasonal Show

12.45 pm

Conoco Room, Louth Library

Regular Allegro performers Barbra Pickerill, Mike moran, Peter Talbois and carol singers from Kidgate School will bring seasonal joy and foot-tapping pleasure as we wish everyone in our audience all the best and sign off for our mid-winter break

Admission free with audience donations
Refreshments served before the concert from 11.45am-12.40pm

Grantham Music Club

Singers from Cantamus

7.30pm

Christchurch Finkin Street, Grantham

In their 50th anniversary year, the renowned girls' choir Cantamus, return to Grantham to give the traditional Christmas concert, featuring a range of music for the festive season. On this occasion there will be a smaller group and not the full choir. As ever, as members will know, we can expect a very popular concert.

All concerts open to non-member. Tickets £12 (students free)  At the door or in advance from the Guildhall Arts Centre Box Office, Tel: 01476 406158

Thursday 6th December

Louth & District Concert Society

Emma Halnan - flute
Daniel King Smith - pano

7.30 pm

The Salvation Army Hall, Church Street, Louth, LN11 9BS
Debussy Syrinx
Donizetti Flute Sonata
Jenkins Ryers Down
Martinu Flute Sonata
Prokofiev Flute Sonata

Tchaikovsky – Fantasy Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme sponsored artist, Emma, supported by Daniel, performs major flute sonatas and (we hope) an additional pre-premier performance of a new British commissioned work. Please watch the website for details.

Single Tickets: Adult.£12.00, Senior £10.00, Student £5.00, Under 18 Free
(children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult concert attender)

Christmas with Blaze

BLAZE Youth Music Theatre
Music & Performing Arts Service

7.00 pm

Main Hall, Central Hall, Grimsby

'BLAZE’ Youth Music Theatre presents their annual Christmas evening of popular musical theatre with songs performed by the members of Blaze Youth Music Theatre

Come and join us to celebrate the achievements of the young people and start your festive season on a positive note!!!

Tickets  Circle £10   Stalls £8
From Central Hall Box Office 01472 355025

St Hugh's Choir

Lincoln Cathedral

5.30 pm

Lincoln Cathedral
Evensong and opening of the Christmas Market. All welcome.  

Thursdays 6th and 13th December

New Tricks - Grantham

Strings and Things
Adult Music Workshops

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Join an acoustic ensemble playing songs from across a range of genres and meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Friday 7th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston
Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family
Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Concert Society

Louise Thomson - harp

7.30 pm

New Theatre, Outwood Academy 2 Foxhills Road, Scunthorpe
Glinka Nocturne for harp in E flat
Rota Sarabanda
Spohr Fantasie in C minor, Op. 35
Grandjany Fantaisie sur un theme de J Haydn, Op. 31
Tournier Jazz Band
Arr Walter-Kühne Fantaisie Sur Un Theme De L’Opera Eugene Onegin par P. Tchaikovsky
Debussy Estampes No. 2, La Soirée dans Grenade
Fauré Une Chatelaine en sa Tour, Op. 110
Pierné Impromptu Caprice for harp in A flat, Op. 9
De Falla Spanish Dance No.1, from the opera La Vida Breve
Henshall Adagio Cantabile from Three Welsh Dances
Grandjany Rhapsodie

“Louise Thomson is a consummate performer. Fluid technique combined with beautiful artistry, compelling programmes, excellent and clear spoken introductions and a personality that audiences love.” Craig Ogden

  Single tickets £16 School Children*/ Students Free
* Children of school age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
available from: -Mr S. Kavanagh, 15 Merlin Way, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham S61 2TX Tel: 0114 457 4570
Email
: snlcs1949@gmail.com

www.wegottickets.com/event/429296

Fridays 7th and 14th December

Friar's Folly

Rhythm and Blues
New Tricks Adult Music Workshops  
 

2 pm to 4.30 pm

Blackfriar's Theatre & Arts Centre, Boston

Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument, or voice, to be part of the friendly band meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Fridays 7th to 21st December

New Tricks - Lincoln

Rhythm and Blues
Adult Music Workshops    

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Lincoln Library

Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this friendly band meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Woodhall Spa Sing It Loud!

Singing Group
New Tricks Adult Music Workshop

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

Explore singing, learn new skills and meet new friends as part of this enthusiastic and friendly group.

Contact Liz on 07713 746679 or email hello@singitloud.org

Saturday 8th December

Scunthorpe & District Choral Society

Christmas Concert

With
Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir
East Yorkshire Motor Services Band

The House, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe

Tickets and further details: Plowright Theatre 01724 297862 or Central Library 01724 860161

Lincoln Cathedral

50th Anniversary Christingle Service 

5.30pm

Lincoln Cathedral
To coincide with the ‘Carols in Candlelight’ service.

Visit www.lincolncathedral.com for details and updates

An Evening of Remembrance and Rejoicing

Horncastle and District Choral Society
Caroline Boden - conductor
Chris Hinkins - accompanist

7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church, Horncastle

There will be excerpts from:
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins
The Messiah by George Frederic Handel
On Christmas Night by Bob Chilcott

Pay on the door £7 – includes refreshments

Sunday 9th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

11.00 am & 2.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

MAPAS Christmas Celebration

North East Lincolnshire Council
Music & Performing Arts Service

7.00 pm

Main Hall, Central Hall, Grimsby

The North East Lincolnshire Councils Music and Performing Arts Service are delighted to present their annual Christmas Concert.This will be a mixture of Christmas sound delights from a selection of the Music Hub ensemble groups which is the culmination of all the Autumn terms work.

Come and join us to celebrate the achievements of the young people and start your festive season on a positive note!!!

Tickets Front Circle £6   OAP and Children u18 £4
From Central Hall Box Office 01472 355025

Monday 10th December

NWE Quartet and Octet

Huddersfield Music Society

7.30 pm

St. Paul's Hall

Tuesday 11th December

Celebrate and Sing Carols

Grantham Choral Society
Katherine Dryden - mezzo soprano
Grantham and District Handbells


7.30 pm

ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham

Tickets £6 (children free) available from Guildhall Box Office. Society Members and on the door

Wednesday 12th December

Celebrate and Sing Carols

Grantham Choral Society
Katherine Dryden - mezzo soprano
Grantham and District Handbells
Marston Thorold’s Charity Church of England School


7.30 pm

ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham

Tickets £6 (children free) available from Guildhall Box Office. Society Members and on the door

Friday 14th December

New Tricks - Long Sutton

Fortnightly Adult Music Workshops   

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Long Sutton Library

Want to play an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends? No matter your instrument or ability, come along!

Your first session is free to attend.
Sessions are usually fortnightly but just one session in December.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

The Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Christmas Gifts

With guest artists:
Emily Stevenson
Lynn Robinson
Olivia Townell
William Jones
Maddy Barnsley & friends
Humber Belles

7.00 pm

Grimsby Central Hall, Main Concert Hall
A festive concert of choral favorites.
Tickets £10.00  Available from: 01472 822417, & The Central Hall Box Office, Duncombe Street, Grimsby  Tel: 01472 355025

Raise the Roof for Christmas

The Elizabethan Singers
Andrew Willoughby - conductor
Jane O'Farrell - accompanist

7.30 pm

Alford Corn Exchange, 9 Market Place Alford LN13 9EB

A light-hearted, celebratory evening of Christmas music.

Tickets (including refreshments) - Adults:£7; under-18s: £5 available from JB Flower Designs, Alford (01507 463666) and on the door.  All profits go to the The Alford Corn Exchange Community Group Charity.

Stamford Arts Centre

Carolling & Crumpets Show

John Kirkpatrick

7.30 pm

The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary's Street, Stamford,

This unforgettable Solo performer. John is well known within his genre (Folk). This show is heart-warming and funny whilst being informative In aid of Family Action Peterborough, All proceeds go to our nearest Family Action Centre.  Family Action works with families in poverty, facing disadvantage or social isolation

Tickets £15 (£13) Accompanying Carer Free

Nottingham Cathedral

Carols by Candlelight

Nottingham Cathedral Choir
Cathedral Youth Choir
Essentially Brass
Robert Gower - organ
Ellie Martin & Alex Patterson - conductors

7.30 pm

An evening of traditional carols and readings in the beautiful setting of Nottingham Cathedral. As well as traditional carols such as 'Once in royal David's city' and 'O come, all ye faithful', the Cathedral Choirs will be performing a range of sublime choral music by Adrian Peacock, Judith Weir and Eric Whitacre. There will also be performances from VIVACE, our group for girls aged 15-18 and CAMBIATA, our group for boys with changing voices.

FREE Admission - retiring collection for the Cathedral Music Fund
Seasonal refreshments available afterwards in Cathedral Hall

Saturday 15th December

Christmas Joy

Sleaford Concert Band
Richard Joyce - music director
Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Alan Humphries- music director
Rachel Grey - soprano

7.00 pm

St Andrews Church, Potterhanworth

A Christmas Concert for the whole family.  Santa will be there to greet you 

Tickets £5.00 available on the door (children free) Seasonal refreshments will be available

All proceeds in aid of St. Barnabas Hospice

Christmas with Bells

Grimsby Philharmonic Society
Susan Hollingsworth - 
conductor
Joan Date - accompanist
Janet Fulton  - guest percussion

7.30 pm

Main Hall, Central Hall, Grimsby

The Grimsby Philharmonic Christmas Concert is always a seasonal treat of traditional carols and Christmas music for the whole family. The Phil will be joined with their good friend Janet Fulton Principal Percussionist of the Manchester Camerata for nearly 30 years, and freelances regularly on timpani and percussion for the Halle Orchestra and many other professional orchestras

It will be a night of perennial favourites and surprises

Tickets  £15 & £10  Stalls £8
From Central Hall Box Office 01472 355025

Lindum Ladies’ Choir

Nick Perry- music director
Anne Osborne -
accompanist

7.30pm

St. Giles Methodist Church, Addison Drive, Lincoln

Varied programme to suit all tastes

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Sleaford Choral Christmas Concert

Sleaford Choral Society
Rowland Lee - conductor

7.30 pm

St. Denys’ Church, Sleaford

Sleaford Choral’s next production is their ever-popular Christmas Concert  in St. Denys’ Church, Sleaford.

The choir will be performing a wide range of Christmas and seasonal music,  including ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ (Britten) featuring Rev Rowena Bass on harp,  together with traditional carols allowing for audience participation.

Tickets are £10 (purchase on the door, or from any member of the Society) which includes a free finger buffet at the interval, when refreshments can also be purchased.  Under 16’s (accompanied) are free. 

Britten's Ceremony of Carol 

Lincoln Cathedral 

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Lincoln Cathedral

A seasonal favourite as the Cathedral Choir performs Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral.

Visit www.lincolncathedral.com for details and updates and more events this month.

Festival of Christmas Trees 

Scunthorpe Junior Cooperative Choir  

2.30pm 

Old Brumby United, Reformed Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 2AQ 

Free event - visit www.scunthorpecoopjuniorchoir.org.uk

Sat 15th & Sun 6th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

2.30 pm & 6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Sunday 16th December

A Festival of Christmas Music

RAF Waddington Voluntary Band

3.00 pm

Terry O'Toole Theatre

A firm favourite in our December programme, RAF Waddington Voluntary Band return with a programme of Christmas music and carols guaranteed to put you in the festive mood

Tickets £10   concessions £9

A Feast of Music for Advent and Christmas

Louth Chamber Choir
Lincolnshire Chamber Players
Chris Rogers - leader
Frederic Goodwin – conductor
Soloists from within the choir

7.30 pm

St James’s Church, Louth
Heinrich Schütz Christmas Story
Michael Haydn Viderunt omnes
G F Handell Concerto Grosso, Opus 6 No 2
Orlando Gibbons This is the record of John -  Behold, I bring you glad tidings
H C Stewart On this day earth shall ring
 Sweelinck, Poulenc, Peter Warlock, Walford Davies, & Richard Rodney Bennett Carols and motets

Admission by programme:  £10 at the door. No concessions, accompanied children free.

La Nativité du Seigneur

5.30 pm

Lincoln Cathedral 

Join us for the annual performance of La Nativité du Seigneur on Sunday 16 December 2018. Played on the world renowned Father Willis Organ and performed by Lincoln Cathedral’s own Organist Laureate, Colin Walsh in the striking Nave of The Cathedral. The evening will consist of a series of meditations for the Organ whilst exploring the story of Christmas.

Olivier Messiaen’s 1935 masterpiece is considered to be one of the greatest Organ compositions of all time. La Nativité du Seigneur is a Christmas tradition at Lincoln Cathedral and one not to be missed.

Tickets for this event will be £6 and are available from the Cathedral Shop, or on the door. For Accessible seating please contact the Events Team on 01522 504394.

Monday 17th December

New Tricks - North Hykeham

Old School Killing Machine
Adult Music Workshops

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Terry O’Toole Theatre, North Hykeham

Performing tunes from the 1960s to today, bring along your instrument (or voice) to be part of this friendly large band meeting for the joy of playing.

Your first session is free to attend.
These workshops are usually every Monday however there is only this one session in December.
Contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or info@soundlincs.org

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

 Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Tuesday 18th December

Boston Concert Club

A Baroque Christmas

Passacagila Trio

7.30 pm

Boston Grammar School (main hall) Rowley Rd, Boston

A Baroque Christmas”

A trio comprising recorders/baroque flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord playing a programme including Rameau, Vivaldi, Telemann and some traditional French Noels

This is our Christmas concert, with a raffle and wine & mince pies at the interval

Guest tickets: £12 (from 01205 366018) Children and students FREE

Season ticket: £50 (£45 for over 60s) gives entry to all 6 concerts from October to March

See http://www.bostonguildhall.co.uk/ for more details about parking and access

Wednesday 19th December

Nottingham Harmonic Choir 

Carols and Christmas Music 

Thoresby Colliery Band 

7.00 pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Conductor Richard Laing

Organist John Morehen

Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas music at these ever popular, child-friendly concerts. The choir and band lead the audience in well-loved Christmas carols, while the choir provides more peaceful interludes with celestial carol settings. The Thoresby Colliery Band adds sparkle with its solo items.

These concerts come in the often frenetically busy, but expectant in-between time after the end of school term just before Christmas. It is a good time to make space to relax and enjoy enthralling Christmas music in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

There is always an opportunity for all the children to come down to the stage to sing carols. Some of them, if they are the first to answer a question, or sing really well, will get the chance to conduct the band or choir.

Thoresby Colliery Band conducted by David Purkiss

Approximate length of concert: 2 1/2 hours including interval

Ticket prices: Tickets £10.00 - £21.00 concessions available Family ticket £25 - £52.50

Tickets available from:
Royal Concert Hall Box Office
Telephone 0115 9895555

Wed 19th to Fri 21st December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

2.30 pm & 6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

 Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Thursday 20th December

SCJC Christmas Concert 

Scunthorpe Junior Cooperative Choir 

7.00 pm

 All Saints' Church, Church Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2JR

Ticket details coming soon - please visit www.scunthorpecoopjuniorchoir.org.uk

Friday 21st December

Stamford Arts Centre

The Big Band At Christmas

7.30 pm

The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary's Street, Stamford,

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need”. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

Tickets £16 (£14)

Southwell Music Festival 

A Christmas Celebration

Southwell Festival Voices
Marcus Farnsworth conductor
Clive Mantle reader

7.30 pm

Southwell Minster

Seasonal words and music performed by the Southwell Festival Voices conducted by Marcus Farnsworth

Tickets
​Front Nave: £25.00
Rear Nave: £17.50
Side aisle and restricted view seats: £12.00

Tickets via southwellmusicfestival.com/onlinebooking

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

11.00 am, 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

 Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Saturday 22nd December

Sing Noel

Louth Choral Society
Alan Smith - musical director
Gill Parker - accompanist
Louth Junior Choir
King Edward VI Grammar School

7.30 pm

 St James Church. Louth

A festive celebration of Christmas with audience participation, mince pies and much more..

Amongst the varied offerings will be a choral arrangement of music from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker". 

Tickets: £10 (accompanied children under 16 free) from Eve & Ranshaw, Market Place, Louth or on the door

Wassail

Grimsby Bach Choir

7.30 pm

Grimsby Town Hall

Come along to Grimsby Bach Choir’s annual Wassail and get yourself in the Christmas spirit. Featuring a range of traditional Christmas music, excerpts from The Messiah and even some audience-participation.

tickets for the Wassail are just £12, which includes our legendary punch, stollen and mince pies

In The Christmas Mood!

Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band

7.30 pm

Terry O'Toole Theatre

They're back!  Fronted by top UK trumpet player Steve Walker, and following their last two sell-out concerts here, the Steve Walker Big Swing Band returns with an exciting, new, festive programme featuring your all-time Christmas Swing favourites, plus lots of the best music from the great Swing Band era.

Come along and get ‘In The Christmas Mood’ with this amazing band; early booking is strongly recommend to ensure that you don’t miss out on seeing this very popular band!

Tickets £15

Nottingham Harmonic Choir 

Carols and Christmas Music 

Thoresby Colliery Band 

5.00 pm

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Conductor Richard Laing

Organist John Morehen

Bring the whole family to enjoy Christmas music at these ever popular, child-friendly concerts. The choir and band lead the audience in well-loved Christmas carols, while the choir provides more peaceful interludes with celestial carol settings. The Thoresby Colliery Band adds sparkle with its solo items.

These concerts come in the often frenetically busy, but expectant in-between time after the end of school term just before Christmas. It is a good time to make space to relax and enjoy enthralling Christmas music in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

There is always an opportunity for all the children to come down to the stage to sing carols. Some of them, if they are the first to answer a question, or sing really well, will get the chance to conduct the band or choir.

Thoresby Colliery Band conducted by David Purkiss

Approximate length of concert: 2 1/2 hours including interval

Ticket prices: Tickets £10.00 - £21.00 concessions available Family ticket £25 - £52.50

Tickets available from:
Royal Concert Hall Box Office
Telephone 0115 9895555

Monday 24th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

11.00 am, 2.30 pm  

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston
Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Wed 26th to Sat 29th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

2.30 pm  & 6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

 Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Sunday 30th December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

11.00 am, 2.30 pm  & 6.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Monday 31st December

Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Aladdin

presented by Tony Peers
Mark Two as Widow Twankey
Rollo as Wishee Washee
with full supporting cast

11.00 am & 2.30 pm

Blackfriars Theatre, Boston

 Tickets : £14 Adult, £12 Concs and £48 family

Advance Notice of Closing Date: Friday January 18th 2019

Lincoln Music and Drama Festival 2019

Monday 4th March – Saturday 16th March 2019

Our 77th Festival runs from Monday 4th March to Saturday 16th March 2019 at Central Methodist Church, High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR.

The festival was established as a competitive festival to promote and encourage artistic and literary appreciation by providing a platform for amateurs to perform a wide range of different aspects of music and drama.

Classes are open to performers of all abilities and without geographical restriction. Ages range from about four years old to nearly 90, although approximately three quarters of performers are under 18. In an average year, we have 500 speech and drama entries and 400 music entries equating to over 2000 performers.

Speech & Drama:
Monday 4th – Saturday 9th March,  Millennium Theatre

Music:
Monday 11th – Saturday 16th March,  Central Methodist Church

Festival Concert:   Friday, 22nd March 7pm

Closing Date for Entries: Friday January 18th 2019

Audiences are welcome at all sessions.

For the full syllabus and more information visit www.sites.google.com/site/lincolnmdfest

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