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Youth choir joins BBC National Orchestra of Wales

youth choirIT’S NOT only Santa visiting Pembrokeshire this year – BBC National Orchestra of Wales will also be on hand to bring the spirit of the season to families in Haverfordwest.

The Orchestra will have plenty of festive treats in their two concerts at Sir Thomas Picton School, Haverfordwest on Saturday 21 December, 3pm and 7pm.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales will be joined by members of Pembrokeshire Youth Choir for two concerts packed full of Christmas crackers and festive favourites – performed just a few miles from Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn’s home town of Tenby.

There will be plenty of seasonal surprises along the way, and a wide variety of music for all the family. Helping to conjure the magic of Christmas, the Orchestra will perform music including highlights from two of Tchaikovsky’s most popular ballets – The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

There’s also a trip down memory lane with music from the popular 1990 film Home Alone – where Hollywood’s favourite composer, John Williams, brings to life the fun-filled antics of eight-year-old Kevin McCallister.

Audiences will have an opportunity to join in with the merry music-making, as everyone will be invited to sing along with a medley of favourite Christmas songs! As the concert closes, the sleigh bells will come out as the Orchestra performs Leroy Anderson’s Christmas classic – Sleigh Ride.

Returning to Wales to lead the Orchestra, conductor Grant Llewellyn is looking forward these family concerts:

“I always love coming home to Wales at Christmas – and these events are the perfect start to anyone’s festive season.

“It’s certainly a chance for the Orchestra to let their hair down and get into the Christmas spirit, and I’m sure there will be plenty of surprises along the way. I hope you can join us– and we hope you’ll be in fine voice for a rousing sing-a-long!”

Booking Information

Tickets for the Orchestra’s Christmas concerts can be booked by calling the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line on 0800 052 1812.

Family tickets for these concerts are priced at just £12.50 for 1 adult and up to 2 children; and £18 for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Single tickets are also available, priced at £15 (with concessions available).

For more information about the Orchestra, visit bbc.co.uk/now.