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A Brief History of Christmas

A Brief History of Christmas

600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales


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, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show 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.


Eclectic and enjoyable - a bewildering array of instrumentsEnglish Dance and Song


You guys are awesome!Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe



Tickets: - Adults £12.50 in advance, £15.50 On the Door, Students £12.50

(Includes 30p per ticket admin. charge)

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.


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