You can't have Christmas without Handel's Messiah.
Thanks be to Collegium Symphonic Chorus for programming this season favourite on Saturday December 15th at the Perth Concert Hall. Dr Margaret Pride conducts as usual with Paul Wright leading the orchestra. Soloists are Vivien Hamilton soprano, Fiona Campbell mezzo, Robert McFarlane tenor, Robert Hofmann bass.
Bach's Christmas Oratorio also gets an outing on December 23rd with Chris van Tuinen conducting the UWA Choral Society. Katja Webb, Courtney Pitman, Alasdair Kent and David Costello are soloists.
And John Christmass will celebrate his last Vienna Pops concert on New Year's Eve. The retiring maestro conducted his final Best of British earlier this year and the last Vienna Pops is sure to sell out fast.
The rest of the month and early January looks to be fairly quiet - the calm before the Perth Festival storm hits in February! And that's ok because we will be creating enough of our own parties in the next few weeks won't we?!
Merry Christmas all!