Bath Music Plus and The Bath Phil are bringing a magical Christmas spectacular to The Forum in Bath this December.
In a special seasonal matinee performance at 3pm on Wednesday 21st December, The Forum will resume its original role as a cinema, but with a difference.
The Snowman has been a Christmas favourite since it was first broadcast in 1982 combining the genius of Raymond Briggs’ evocative pencil drawings and Howard Blake’s sensational orchestral score.
Bath Phil’s performance will feature the hand-tinted animated film on the big screen with the orchestra providing live accompaniment.
Music Director of Bath Phil Jason Thornton says:
“…I have conducted The Snowman many times but never with the film. I am really very excited about this concert and what’s more so are my two eldest children who will definitely be there!“
The Christmas programme will include many other family favourites Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and lots, lots more.
Come in Christmas fancy dress and take part in the Christmas procession with prizes for the best costumes. This is a wonderful way to start your family Christmas celebrations.
Find A Voice Contest
Bath Phil are seeking the perfect male voice to accompany the orchestra in its performance of The Snowman and sing the iconic song “Walking in the Air” at the matinee performance on Wednesday 21st December in the Forum. The song was first made famous when sung by the remarkable treble voice of Aled Jones.
To be considered for the role please send an audio or film recording of yourself singing “Walking in the Air” to Find a Voice 7A Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AS and include full contact details (phone and email).
We are unable to return these audition tapes unfortunately.
Entries should be submitted by Friday 25th November and the shortlisted finalists will be called to sing in front of a judging panel on Thursday 1st December from 5pm at Bath Spa Campus, Newton Park. The winner will be informed on Friday 2nd December.
The performer will need to be available for a rehearsal and performance on 21st December – starting at 10am.
The soloist will be given 6 tickets for their family and friends to come and attend the performance.