The Annual Christmas Concert in The Great Hall at Berkeley Castle
This popular event continues to bring its seasonal magic to delighted audiences. The concert in the magnificent Great Hall will be preceded by a reception from 5pm in the lovely Long Drawing Room where you can enjoy wine, mince pies and other festive fare by the roaring log fire. The Christmas trees and twinkling lights create a truly special atmosphere in this most wonderful historic venue.
The programme comprises beautiful music spanning around 300 years played by Orchestra Pro Anima, directed from the violin by Michael Bochmann MBE. This orchestra was founded in January 2017 and is formed of musicians who have played together over a long period as members of the English String Orchestra and who have a real affinity with one another, forged over time. Their programmes, musicianship and warmth of presentation are a winning combination.
Corelli - Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 3
Bruch - Andante
Mendelssohn - String Symphony No 9 ‘Swiss’
Bottesini - Gran Duo
Holst - Brook Green Suite
Jenkins - Palladio (1st mvt)
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Anderson - Fiddle Faddle