Orchestra of Opera North: Opera North Christmas Concert

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Garry Walker makes his second visit to the Kirklees Concert Season to conduct the Orchestra of Opera North and the massed voices of the Chorus of Opera North, Opera North Youth Chorus and Opera North Young Voices in the annual Christmas Concert at Dewsbury Town Hall. 

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols brings together the Opera North Youth Chorus and Young Voices. Featuring settings of medieval and16th Century poems, this popular cantata was composed by Britten on a dangerous wartime voyage across the Atlantic, as he returned to England from New York. This December marks the 75th anniversary of its first complete performance, conducted by Britten himself in the Wigmore Hall.

The second half will feature Opera North’s Chorus accompanied by the Orchestra with a miscellany of festive classics, seasonal treats and of course, audience carols!

Adult: £18 | 16 and under: £9

Garry Walker

Chorus of Opera North
Opera North Youth Chorus
Opera North Young Voices


Britten Ceremony of Carols
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker:
Russian Dance
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Arabian Dance
Trad. Coventry Carol
John Tavener The Lamb
Austin The Twelve Days of Christmas
Trad. Once in Royal David’s City
Neale & Helmore Good King Wenceslas
Charles Wesley Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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Orchestra of Opera North: Opera North Christmas Concert
Orchestra of Opera North: Opera North Christmas Concert

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