Royal Northern Sinfonia

Baroque Christmas by Candlelight

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia at a church near you this festive season.

The orchestra will be out and about in the region in December, with two gorgeous programmes designed to get you in the mood for Christmas.

There’s something really special about music performed in a church, especially at Christmas time, so join us this festive season to enjoy some wonderful music in the candlelit atmosphere of our region’s beautiful churches. Programmes include ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, plus other classical favourites.

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Thursday 7 December (Programme One)
Extra tickets released: St Michael’s Church, Alnwick
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Please note this concert is at St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, and not at St Michael and all Angels as advertised in our brochure

Thursday 7 December (Programme Two)
St Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw, Durham
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Friday 8 December (Programme Two)
St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington
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Saturday 9 December (Programme Two)
St George’s Church, Cullercoats
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Saturday 9 December (Programme One)
St Mary the Virgin, Ponteland
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Tuesday 12 December (Programme Two)
Hexham Abbey
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Tuesday 12 December (Programme One)
St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle
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Wednesday 13 December (Programme One)
Wynyard Hall
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Wednesday 13 December (Programme Two)
Sunderland Minster
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Performances start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Programme One

Tristan Gurney director/violin
Richard Martin trumpet
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This programme will be performed at St Michael’s Church, Alnwick (7 December), St Mary the Virgin, Ponteland (9 December), St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle (12 December) and Wynyard Hall (13 December).

VIVALDI ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons
TCHAIKOVSKY Snow Maiden ‘Melodrama’
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY (arr.Farrington) Nutcracker Suite
ALBINONI Concerto in B flat major for Trumpet and Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No.1

Programme Two

Bradley Creswick director/violin
Marion Craig trumpet
Steven Hudson oboe
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This programme will be performed at Ushaw College, Durham (7 December), St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington (8 December), St George’s Church, Cullercoats (9 December), Hexham Abbey (12 December) and Sunderland Minster (13 December).

TRAD (arr. Creswick) A Celtic Christmas Song
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
VIVALDI ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons
WALTON ‘Touch her soft lips and part’ from Henry V
TRAD (arr. Creswick) Mr. Fezziwig’s Christmas Ball
PURCELL Trumpet Sonata in D major
PURCELL Fantasia on One Note
MARCELLO Oboe Concerto in D minor
TRAD (arr. Creswick) Creswick’s Christmas Cracker
PURCELL Rondeau and Jig from ‘Abdelazar’

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