The Snowman Christmas Special Concert Set to Delight at Newry Town Hall
Newry Town Hall will come to life on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December with music, film and special guest appearances for The Snowman Christmas Special concert, curated by renowned violinist, Joanne Quigley McParland.
Audiences will be taken on a magical journey, as they are treated to a special screening of Howard Blake’s timeless classic ‘The Snowman’, which will be accompanied by a live professional orchestra providing the soundtrack and narrated by Northern Irish actress and singer Sara Dylan - known for her appearances onscreen in The Fall, Line of Duty and Game of Thrones®.
The magical tale, which recounts the story of a little boy’s midnight adventures, will not be the only Christmas performance to delight audiences on the evening. The wonderful festive concert will also feature many more Christmas favourites, which all the family will enjoy. Speaking about the concert, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason said, “This will be a very special Christmas performance and I am delighted that it will be hosted in one of the most iconic venues in our district. The combined medium of film and live music will create a magical experience for everyone in the audience, making special memories for young and old.”
Cllr Mason continued, “I would like to reassure everyone that this event has been planned to adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines, so that everyone can enjoy the atmosphere in a safe environment.”
Guest appearances will include the children of Flynn Performing Arts, who will stage the beautiful theme, ‘Somewhere in my Memory’, from the classic Christmas movie, ‘Home Alone’. Matthew Benson will perform his new Christmas song, ‘Nancy and the Soldier’, which he penned and performed especially for the 2020 Light and Hope Christmas concert, premiered online last year by Visit Mourne.
Timeless festive classics such as Leroy Anderson’s, ‘Sleigh Ride’, Mel Tormé’s, ‘The Christmas Song’ and a special reading with orchestral accompaniment of, ‘The Night Before Christmas’ by Clement C. Moore, completes the programme. Do listen carefully though as you might just hear some footsteps on the roof of the Town Hall, we are expecting a very special visitor to arrive, one who is very busy this time of year!
Tickets are available from www.visitmournemountains.co.uk and are priced at £10 for adults and £8 for concessions (concessionary tickets apply to children under 16, full-time students, people over 60 and those registered disabled). There will be two performances each day at 2pm and at 5.30pm on both Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is committed to providing a safe and secure environment at its events. Governmental regulations are changing for venues, to comply, COVID-19 Status Check will be implemented for anyone aged 18 and over. Please visit the concert link on the Visit Mourne website for details.