Story added: 3:00pm Thu Dec 13, 2012
Concerts are packed with seasonal joy
Thursday 13th December, 2012 - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
By Dawn Bond
There is plenty of festive entertainment lined-up at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, in the run-up to Christmas.
Tonight, Nottinghamshire County Council presents The Magic Of Christmas at 7pm, a lively and fun-packed programme of music, carols and theatrical entertainment by more than 200 youngsters from Notts Performing Arts.
Tomorrow at 8pm sees the return of The Bootleg Beatles, reliving the sights and sounds of the 1960s when the Fab Four were at their height,
The two-house multi-media stage production features film footage as the show traces the history of The Beatles, from Liverpool’s Cavern Club through to Sergeant Pepper and The Apple Rooftop.
Comedian and TV star Jimmy Carr presents his new show, Gagging Order, on Saturday at 8pm.
It is packed with one-liners, stories and jokes — some clever and many rude.
Rockers Status Quo are still going strong and will be performing on Sunday at 7.30pm.
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi are back for QuoFest for the ultimate Christmas party, and will be joined by special guests.
The show features all the hits such as Down, Down, In The Army Now and Rockin’ All Over The World as well as tracks from the new album, Quid Pro Quo.
Newark’s Steve Steinman is back with Vampires Rock Christmas on Monday at 7.30pm.
Steve plays the evil Baron von Rockular, the owner of the Live And Let Die Club, who is searching for a new singer and bride.
The show features classic rock anthems, including We Will Rock You, Bat Out Of Hell, Highway To Hell, Sweet Child Of Mine, and Poison.
The Hallé Christmas Concert on Tuesday at 7.30pm features conductor Roderick Dunk and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas. The programme comprises Humperdinck’s overture to Hansel And Gretel, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, John William’s ET and pieces by Korngold and Delius.
The Nottingham Harmonic Choir, conducted by Richard Laing, presents Family Carol Concerts on Wednesday and a week on Saturday at 7pm.
They will be joined by Thoresby Colliery Band for well-loved Christmas carols and other festive pieces.
Showstopping numbers from some of the greatest West End and Broadway musicals can be heard in A West End Christmas a week today at 7.30pm.
West End performers Jacqui Scott, Leila Benn Harris, Michael Xavier and Graham Bickley, will sing pieces from The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, Guys And Dolls, Cabaret, Chess, A Chorus Line, Singin’ In The Rain, Top Hat, Kiss Me Kate, The Lion King and Mamma Mia!
The Mansfield-based Cantamus Girls Choir will perform excerpts from The Little Red Riding Hood Songbook and The Emperor And The Nightingale a week tomorrow at 7.30pm in Celebrating Christmas With Cantamus.
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