GreenMatthews Present: A Brief History Of Christmas

Date and time

Wednesday 6 December 2023

20:00 - 22:00

Admission details

£16, £12 under 18s and Dacorum Card


Venue details

The Old Town Hall
High Street Hemel Hempstead Herts HP1 1AE

Parking available, disabled access available

Sample event image Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) 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, the show is guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.

The show takes in 600 years of music - featuring 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 - all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.

A Brief History of Christmas is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

Duration: 90 minutes approximately, plus interval