A Christmas Carnival
  • Sunday 8 December 2019, 3:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £9-£7
Book tickets

On 6 December 1969, Chetham’s Intermediate Orchestra performed The Carnival of the Animals. Fifty years later we’re doing it again, along with a selection of carols and instrumental works from Chetham’s Christmasses through the ages. Former student Simon Wright, conductor, organist and Musical Director of the Britten Singers – leads an orchestra of students past and present in a festive journey through Chetham’s history, and a celebration of those visionaries who created this unique musical community half a century ago.

A Christmas Carnival
  • Sunday 8 December 2019, 3:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £9-£7
Book tickets

Performers

Performers

Featuring Simon Wright and David Hill
Presented by Tom Redmond

Programme

Programme

Gordon CROSSE Chetham’s String suite (premiere)
Norman COCKER Chetham’s Symphony
Gerald LITTLEWOOD Psalm No. 150
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals

On 6 December 1969, Chetham’s Intermediate Orchestra performed The Carnival of the Animals. Fifty years later we’re doing it again, along with a selection of carols and instrumental works from Chetham’s Christmasses through the ages. Former student Simon Wright, conductor, organist and Musical Director of the Britten Singers – leads an orchestra of students past and present in a festive journey through Chetham’s history, and a celebration of those visionaries who created this unique musical community half a century ago.