Picture the scene: you've just arrived at your relatives for Christmas in the 1620s, and they like a good party. Vocal ensemble Siglo de Oro combine with instrumentalists from the Spinacino Consort in a programme that brings to life the traditional twelve days of Christmas through a lively combination of 17th century ballads, broadsides, dances and carols. Traditional melodies from Britain and Ireland feature alongside music by leading composers of the day such as William Byrd. The result is a feast of joyful sounds to brighten the darkest nights of the year.
Gartly Community Hall, Huntly, AB54 4PX, - 26th November, 7.30pm, Tickets £12 (+ booking fee)
King's College Chapel, University of Aberdeen - 27th, 7.30pm, Tickets click link below
Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 5BN - 28th November, 7.30pm, Tickets £12 (+ booking fee)
Wigmore Hall, London - 22nd December, 7.30pm, Tickets - various prices
Spinacino Bambino is a new project by the Spinacino Consort to bring live classical music to children and their parents. Aimed at children and babies under 6 but with all ages welcome, these informal concerts will include real music played by the group in their concerts, but presented in an age-appropriate manner, as well as familiar tunes for singing along and musical games.
Baby changing facilities available. Concert Hall fully accessible with plenty of space for prams.
St. Cecilia's Hall, 50 Niddry Street - 8th December, 3.30pm, Tickets - £6 Adult, £4 Child
St Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland and houses one of the most important collections of historical keyboards in the world, as well as other instruments. Why not visit the Museum before the concert?