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Christmas at Liverpool Philharmonic

Returning to the stage this season, hear Liverpool Philharmonic Hall fill with the sound of the full orchestra and voices from their choirs once more!

Join the Philharmonic for a magical lineup of music, films, carols, family fun and more, including a Rat Pack-inspired Swingin’ Christmas concert (11 Dec), festive singalong Spirit of Christmas concerts, presented by Classic FM’s John Suchet (17-23 Dec) and their traditional film screening of It’s a Wonderful Life (24 Dec).

Christmas is a magical time for kids, and the Liverpool Philharmonic will be throwing a party that children of all ages can enjoy with Santa’s Countdown to Christmas (18 & 19 Dec).

Full Christmas event list:

Swingin’ Christmas

Saturday 11 December 2021 7:30pm

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Tonight holiday dreams come true, as Liverpool Philharmonic Hall welcomes you to the most tuneful Christmas party in town. Join superstar composer, arranger and conductor Andrew Cottee and star vocalists, including Matt Ford, for a glittering evening of seasonal favourites, made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland: the songs and Christmas music everyone loves, from ‘Winter Wonderland’ to ‘The Christmas Waltz’, wrapped up with a bow and delivered with a swing by the fabulous full Orchestra. You’d better believe it’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Spirit of Christmas

Friday 17 – Sunday 19 , Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 December 2021 7:30pm

Christmas begins at home, and as we gather our family of musicians for our traditional Spirit of Christmas concerts we’d like to invite you into our home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, for our annual feast of festive music, old and new. There’ll be classic carols and readings from our host, Classic FM’s John Suchet. And all the way from Austria, with a voice as sweet as glühwein, baritone Thomas Weinhappel joins conductor Ian Tracey to serve up a stocking-full of good cheer.


Santa’s Countdown to Christmas

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 December 2021 Various Times

Christmas is a magical time for kids – and here on Hope Street, we’re throwing a Christmas party that children of all ages can enjoy.

There’ll be songs to sing, tunes to enjoy and a stocking full of festive surprises in this hour long family concert featuring the Orchestra, our fabulous Children’s Choirs – and who knows, maybe, if we all sing loud enough, even a visit from Santa himself! Bring along some sleigh bells and jingle all the way in our Countdown to Christmas. The holiday season starts here…


It’s a Wonderful Life

Friday 24 December 2021 Various Times

Capra’s perennial festive favourite, starring James Stewart as George Bailey – a desperate man offered salvation by an impish guardian angel. Beset with personal and professional problems, George finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. His guardian angel shows him what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

Shocked by what he sees and at the unforeseen circumstances of his absence, George reconsiders and begs Clarence to return him to the problems of the present and the loving community he has fostered throughout his life.

Beautifully crafted and acted, its humour and gentleness imbued at times with an almost Dickensian darkness, the film is now a cult classic, one of the most popular and enduring of all Christmas traditions.


Puttin’ on the Ritz

Friday 31 December 2021 7:30pm

Join conductor Martin Yates and a line-up of sensational singers to bring in the New Year in style, with an evening of songs from the roaring 20s and the fabulous 30s! We’ll be celebrating in style with songs including ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’… and of course, ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.


For further information www.liverpoolphil.com

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