Last night I was kindly invited to Glyndebourne’s Christmas Concert at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. I’d never seen an orchestra performance before and took my Mum along with me for a festive evening and we had a fantastic time so just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you all!
November 29, 2019 in 2019, christmas, concert, glyndebourne, hampshire, local, Music, opera, show, surrey, theatre, visit, woking
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Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra and Chorus performed a fantastic mix of opera highlights, Christmas carols & yuletide classics last night with the opportunity to sing along at the end to a Christmas medley which was bloomin’ epic although I won’t be auditioning for the Chorus anytime soon…
To be completely honest, watching an opera/orchestra/chorus wasn’t something I thought I’d ever do or really enjoy but I was completely surprised by how much I enjoyed the entire show. You’d probably be taken aback how many famous opera songs you’d recognise from TV and adverts just like I was and some of them are so emotive and atmospheric you really get sucked in. It was actually the perfect remedy after a long day’s work and it really put me in the Christmas spirit.
If you’re a fan of opera then Glyndebourne are at the theatre tonight (29 Nov) for a performance of Handel’s Rinaldo and and tomorrow (30 Nov) for Verdi’s Rigoletto. Tickets can be purchased here.
New Victoria Theatre in Woking is one of my favourite theatre’s and I’ve seen so many shows there over the years from pantomime’s to Derren Brown, Blood Brothers to Michael McIntyre! They have such an awesome selection of performances to check out throughout the year with some of the biggest shows stopping off at Woking on their tours.
*Tickets to this show were kindly gifted by the theatre.