Friday 23 December 2011 at 7.30pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333
Simon Halsey conductor
Sue Perkins presenter
We’d like to welcome you to join us for Christmas festivities with the whole CBSO family – a joyful celebration of seasonal music with the Orchestra and over 250 singers of the CBSO Choruses. Expect festive music a-plenty, from well-known favourites to some unusual treats, plus a generous helping of your favourite carols for all to sing. TV personality, panel-show regular – and winner of the BBC’s conducting series Maestro – Sue Perkins adds a dash of her trademark humour to proceedings, with her favourite Christmas stories and readings.
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Review by Maggie Cotton, (same concert, different night) Birmingham Post:
… “TV personality Sue Perkins presented the evening with wit and imaginative readings, adding greatly to the relaxed atmosphere. Her big moment came when, with baton in hand, she obviously enjoyed conducting the all-time favourite Sleigh Ride fronted by smiling instrumentalists dressed in every kind of festive head-gear, proving that the orchestra can also join in the fun!” …