A Brief History of Christmas17 December 19:30
600 years of musical history in 90 minutes!
Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, this is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.
The show takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion – all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.
‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.
“You guys are awesome!”
Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe
Venue: Shaw House
Monday 17 December 2018 | Doors 7pm | Performance 7.30pm
Adults £12 (£11 with WBC) Under 16s £5 (£4 with WBC)
Available from Shaw House 01635 279279. Online tickets are no longer available, please phone Shaw House to check availability.
The cafe will be open, serving wine, local beer/cider and mulled wine. Suitable: 8+
“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments”
(English Dance and Song)