Roberts Bakery Band will be raising the roof at Tatton this Christmas and cooking up a seasonal selection of brass band music.
Their concert in Tatton’s stately Tenants’ Hall on Saturday, December 12th is one of a number of Christmas concerts taking place at Tatton this year.
Guaranteed to banish those winter blues, Tatton’s concert series has long established itself as one of the highlights of the festive season, making fantastic Christmas presents for friends and loved ones. Tickets are already selling fast.
Northern Chamber Orchestra
The Northern Chamber Orchestra, joined by St Nicholas Catholic High School Choir, conducted by Helen McKenna, will be getting the festivities off to a sparkling start on December 10th with an evening of classical Christmas favourites (including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Vivaldi ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons, Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 3 and Holst The Dargason) along with carols and festive songs and a poem or two read by compere, Kate Millward.
This is followed on Friday, December 11th by a new production A Christmas Carol by Arty-fact Theatre when visitors can bring the whole family to meet Charles Dickens telling his well loved story, “A Christmas Carol” with puppets and actors. He’ll be joined by some scary and lots of funny and familiar characters.
On Saturday, December 12th an evening of brass band music by Roberts Bakery Band is for many the highlight of their run up to Christmas. This is the 8th time the Northwich – based and internationally touring band has treated audiences at Tatton to a repertoire of classical, traditional and popular music.
Tatton Park Events manager Rachel Morris commented “‘This year our mix of festive music and theatre performances is sure to provide something to suit the whole family. We love this time of year here at Tatton and the combination of the beautifully decorated mansion and the festive atmosphere created by the fantastic musicians and actors really brings the mansion to life. Another Christmas memory to treasure.’
All concerts take place in the Tenants’ Hall of Tatton’s stunning neo-classical mansion. Visitors have the opportunity to stroll though the beautifully decorated mansion which this year celebrates the Christmas carol. The event has been a real team effort as staff across the park have been busy selecting their favourite carol and creatively interpreting it in one of the Mansion’s rooms. Tatton once again works with nationally acclaimed Springbank Flowers to bring glitz and glamour, thought and contemplation, humour and gaiety and celebration and tradition to the visit.
Concert goers will be able to enjoy a warm winter drink before the performances commence.
Pre-concert festive meals are available in the Stables restaurant or in the cosy Gardener’s Cottage tea room. Visit on the night or reserve a table on 01565 755001 for the Stables or 01625 374467 for the Gardener’s Cottage.
Northern Chamber Orchestra: Thursday, December 10th, 8pm (mansion open 7pm). Tickets: £20, under 18s, £12.
A Christmas Carol: Friday, December 11th, 6pm (mansion open 5pm) Tickets £12.50 (£45 for a group of 4)
Roberts Bakery Band: Saturday, December 12th, 8pm (mansion open 7pm). Tickets £15.
Bookings: for Roberts Bakery Band and A Christmas Carol 01625 374400; for Northern Chamber Orchestra call 0161 247 2220. Price includes free park entry (usually £5 per car).