If all you want for Christmas is a very merry festive event with a
good dose of singing, we’ve found the hottest ticket in town!
Orchestra Wellington is gearing up for a concert guaranteed to end
2020 on a high note.
The orchestra’s annual family-friendly Christmas show is shifting up a
gear this holiday season with the addition of our best entertainers.
The Christmas Sing-Along on Sunday 13th December is the creation of
writer, columnist and musician Dave Armstrong.
The concert features holiday favourites Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is
Coming to Town, Jingle Bell Rock, Deck the Halls, A Pukeko In a Ponga
Tree, I say Mummy Kissing Santa Claus, Te Harinui, Rudolf the Red
Nosed Reindeer, Sleigh Ride, Silent Night, Summer Wonderland and All I
Want For Christmas is You.
Soul diva, Lisa Tomlins, is bringing her vocal super-powers and
wondrous entertaining persona to the singing. Tomlins, who has sung
with Neil Finn, Shapeshifter, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fly My Pretties and
Rhombus will share the spotlight with vocalists Kirsten Te Rito, and
Throw in to the mix maestro Marc Taddei and the Pasifika sounds and
harmonies of the Signature Choir - it’s an understatement to say
you’ll have a lively afternoon out. Weather permitting, we expect an
appearance from Santa Claus and his elves.
A reading from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, A Christmas Carol, is a
theatrical element to counter the lively vocals.
For the little ones, pre-show entertainment of bouncy castles and face
painting will be available in the Renouf Foyer at the Michael Fowler
Centre one hour before the show.
Orchestra Wellington’s Christmas Sing-Along is on Sunday 13th December
at 2.30pm at the Michael Fowler Centre with host Erroll Anderson.
Tickets are adults $15 and Children $10.