BBC joins Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra for Classics at Christmas


Building on the success of their last two Christmas concerts, the Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome BBC Producer, Edwina Wolstencroft, and the BBC North Staff Choir for an afternoon of festive Christmas music.

Edwina Wolstencroft was recently shortlisted for the BBC Woman's Hour Power List for the top 40 most powerful women in music. As an editor at BBC Radio 3 she is responsible for programmes including The Afternoon Concert and The Listening Service. She brings with her the BBC North Staff Choir directed by her friend and colleague, Katharine Longworth.

Edwina said "I am really looking forward to welcoming everyone to this Christmas concert with the AESO and the BBC North Staff Choir! Come along to join in the carol singing and enjoy a range of seasonal music."

The programme will include Christmas favourites such as Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, Prokofiev Troika, Strauss Waltzes and much, much more. The orchestra will accompany the choir for a variety of well-loved carols from John Rutter's beautiful Angel Carol to Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells. There will also be seasonal readings and plenty of opportunity for you, the audience, to raise the roof with traditional Christmas carols.

Helen Hall, of the Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra, said "We are thrilled to have such a prestigious choir with us this year. The Christmas concert with our friends at the Methodist Church is one of the highlights of our calendar and this year will be better than ever with the BBC voices to entertain us."

Seasonal refreshments will be served and all profits from the afternoon will go to The Christie Charitable Fund.

The concert will take place at 3.30pm on Sunday 16th December in the Methodist Church, Chapel Rd, Alderley Edge, SK9 7DU. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £1 for under eighteens. Tickets will be available on the door or can be bought in advance through the website or on the ticket hotline 01625 581321.

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