A Thousand Years of Christmas – With former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
13 December : 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm| £25
Enjoy an enchanting evening of seasonal songs and verses as Rowan Williams is joined by soprano Sally Bradshaw, and pianist Michael Haslam to bring you a wonderful performance and some festive spirit.
Hear a variety of breath-taking pieces read by Rowan Williams: ranging from his fellow countryman Dylan Thomas, to the Tudor Bishop Latimer, (who once resided at Hartlebury Castle) and Charles Dickens, alongside some of his own poetry. Enjoy musical duets as he sings folk carols and arias with Sally Bradshaw. Sally will also be performing a wonderful variety of music from eleventh century chant to Victorian Music Hall, and of course, carols. Michael Haslam will be adding to the magic of evening joining the singing as well as accompanying on piano, violin and psaltery.
The show has been a hit worldwide, performed in Europe and the Far East, as well as theatres up and down the country. Rowan Williams served as Archbishop of Canterbury and is now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and a respected poet and writer.
Sally Bradshaw’s singing career made her a name for versatility. As well as a body of work as a baroque soloist, she has sung Wagner opera and recorded Debussy. She is in demand as a classical voice on popular recordings and notably sang at the Albert Hall with the Pet Shop Boys last year.
Michael Haslam is Organist at St James’ Piccadilly, and a respected accompanist and West End theatre music director. He has also directed shows at the National Theatre.
Includes a complementary glass of mulled wine (or spiced apple juice) and mince pie per person. Please book tickets here: https://www.priorbooking.com/e/a-thousand-years-of-christmas-with-former-archbishop-of-canterbury-rowan-williams