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LOKI Music – A Brief History of Christmas
12th December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£13
GreenMatthews presents an exciting, varied show with lots of music, stories and instruments and just three performers – Chris Green, Sophie Matthews, and Jude Rees – part of this year’s UK tour.
Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews (with special guest Jude Rees) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and stories.
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, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.
The first half 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. and all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour. The second half is a thrilling retelling of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – using spoken word, drama and music to bring this classic story to life in a riot of sound and colour.