As featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph "Top things to do at Christmas"
We would like to invite your pupils to a unique and special event – a screening of the much loved film, The Snowman, accompanied by a live 26 piece professional orchestra. The Snowman Orchestra comprises hand-picked, first class musicians, many of whom are members of the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé and BBC Symphony Orchestras amongst others.
There will be a schools performance on Monday 17th December 2018 at 1:30pm. It will take place at Victoria Hall , Hanley and will last for 1 hour. Following on from the high demand for tickets for The Snowman live experience last year we will be offering places on a first come first served basis. We will confirm your request for tickets via email and hopefully we will be able to accommodate all requests.
This is a wonderful opportunity for your pupils to experience the thrill of live music underpinning an iconic film and the power of music close-up. The performance provides the perfect opportunity to fulfil one of the main aims of the music National Curriculum: "to appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live music from great composers and musicians".
The concert will open with a toe-tapping Christmas Medley followed by a fun introduction to the orchestra. All the instruments are presented in a fun and approachable way, offering the young audience members the valuable experience of seeing - and hearing - the instruments individually.
Following this there will be a world premiere of a brand new work created especially for us: A Donkey’s Tale. Set amidst the wild landscape of Connemara in the west of Ireland, it tells the heartwarming story of Dillon, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a journey that will change his life. This stunning animated film with accompanying musical score looks set to become a firm favourite for all ages.
The Snowman film will then be projected onto the screen, accompanied by a local child soloist singing the timeless “Walking In The Air”.This is a very special opportunity; we do hope you will take advantage of this offer to let the children from your school enjoy a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
I do hope you will be able to join us for what will undoubtedly be a magical Christmas experience.