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A Brief History of Christmas

22 December 2017 - 23 December 2017

Friday 22 December 2017 - Saturday 23 December 2017
7pm - 10pm

Hare Hill House
Hare Hill Road
OL15 9HF


There can't be many better ways of getting your Christmas festivities off to a great start.

Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews (with special guest Jude Rees) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

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 evening features 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.

Doors (and bar) open at 6.30pm

Your ticket also includes a welcoming glass of our (in)famous mulled wine and a mince pie plus a donation to the Hare Hill House restoration fund.

Entry fee: £16

Contact: Peter Hook
01706 376537

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