Talented musicians put on festive concert in Northampton

Northampton Symphony Orchestra
Northampton Symphony Orchestra

An afternoon of festive music is taking place on Sunday, provided by the Northampton Symphony Orchestra.

The NSO, which is made up of teachers, students, semi-professionals and skilled amateurs is hosting its annual Christmas Cracker Concert at Spinney Hill Theatre.

The concert will include carols, film music, family-friendly pieces and plenty of Christmas cheer.

The concert’s theme is Christmas in the Toy Box, and the orchestra will play a whole host of family favourites alongside traditional Christmas music. Programme highlights include Newman’s Toy Story Suite, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Chappell’s Paddington Bear’s First Concert, narrated by local musician and teacher Graham Tear. There will also be the opportunity to hear Christmas music from famous Northampton composer Malcolm Arnold, and to sing along to some carols.

As a community orchestra, NSO show great dedication to making music accessible to everybody. There are always ticket deals available to encourage young people to attend concerts and the Christmas Cracker is no exception – all children’s ticket will only cost £1.

The concert has become known over the years as an all-round celebration of the Christmas season through music, with a little bit of something for everyone. Northampton Symphony Orchestra are proud to keep this tradition going and to give families the opportunity to hear a live orchestra playing fun, entertaining music.

The price includes complimentary mulled wine and mince pies (with non-alcoholic alternatives available as well).

Tickets are available on the NSO website: www.nso.org.uk

Tickets cost £15 for adults with concessions at £13 and children’s tickets £1.

the concert takes place at 3pm on Sunday, December 13.