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