Thursday 13 December
Christmas Lunchtime concert
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
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- Malcolm Arnold
The Holly and the Ivy
- orch. Bateman
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Let the Bright Seraphim
Dance of the Cygnets from Swan Lake
Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Little Bolero Boy
- arr. Bateman
Somewhere in my Memory
- Leroy Anderson
- arr. Doughty
The Twelves Days of Christmas
- arr. Wood
Good King Wenceslas
- arr. Bateman
Johnny Marks Medley
’Tis the season to be jolly… and with Christmas just around the corner we’re in festive mood. Join us for a celebration of the season of good will to all, and of wonderful music guaranteed to warm, cheer and excite even your inner Scrooge.
Malcolm Arnold’s joyful fantasy The Holly and the Ivy – a veritable Christmas stocking overflowing with favourite tunes – its luxurious blend of well-loved carols making us feel all gooey and sentimental inside.
Spirits suitably lifted, drift away into snowy romance and join in with as much gusto as you can muster for a sing-along Walking in a Winter Wonderland and Good King Wenceslas before taking a deep breath to countdown The Twelve Days of Christmas. Bring some tinsel to wave in the air and don’t forget your house keys – you’ll need them for Leroy Anderson’s exquisitely prancing Sleigh Ride.
More treats include include Robert Wendell’s mesmerising blending of Ravel’s Boléro and Katherine Kennicott Davies’ The Little Drummer Boy, first recorded by the Trapp Family Singers – how Christmassy is that?
And just because giving is better than receiving (isn’t it?) be spoiled with Handel’s radiant ‘Let the Bright Seraphim Sing’ courtesy of rising star soprano Sarah Brady and two sugar-coated masterpieces – Dance of the Cygnets and Sugar Plum Fairy – from Tchaikovsky’s ever-green, always popular Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
Merry Christmas from us to you!
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