Published: December 1, 2017
Choirs, contemporary classics and fun family shows … December is a dazzling mix of music and drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Celebrate the festive season at Scotland’s national conservatoire – one of the country’s busiest arts venues – with everything from big bands and brass to the magic of musical theatre.
The countdown to Christmas brings six sparkling shows, with more than 50 performances, from the professionals in training at one of the world’s top three performing arts education institutions.
Start the season on the right note with the Junior Conservatoire Choral Concert on December 3. This choral spectacular brings together four choirs and hundreds of students aged between seven and 18 in a performance that is sure to leave audiences uplifted and ready for Christmas.
On December 7, the RCS Chorale joins forces with Conservatoire Brass II students for Christmas with Chorale. It’s also the opening date for the enchanting One More Sleep ’til Christmas at the Citizens Theatre, performed by BA Acting students and directed by Guy Hollands. A fun-filled show for three to six-year-olds, it’s the night before Christmas and seven excited siblings are tucked up in bed. But who can sleep when Santa is on his way?
On December 9, musicians from the Junior Conservatoire perform jazzy treats and festive favourites in Junior Conservatoire Big Band and Musical Theatre.
Swing into the adventurous and exhilarating world of The Jungle Book which opens in the Royal Conservatoire’s New Athenaeum Theatre on December 9. Stuart Paterson’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s tale is performed by BA Acting students and directed by Hugh Hodgart, the Royal Conservatoire’s Director of Drama, Dance, Production and Film.
Musical theatre merrymaking is in store at Christmas at the Conservatoire from December 13 to 15 with a thrilling programme of song and dance from Musical Theatre students and musicians from the School of Music, directed by the Head of Musical Theatre Michael Howell.
On December 12, Classical Concerto competition winner Hannah Foster will perform alongside students from across the School of Music in RCS Choir and Orchestra at Christmas.
For more information and tickets, visit the RCS Box Office.