19 December 2021

A Christmas Festival of Jazz

Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Leonard Bernstein, and Count Basie, plus many more

The SNJO at Christmas 2021

Relax and experience a heart-warming festive concert to immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit as the SNJO performs a feast of swinging jazz, celebrating the vibrant winter wonderland of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite re-imagined by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, encased by other joyful delights, ideal for the whole family.

Enjoy our festive programme:

The Nutcracker Suite P. I. Tchaikovsky / arranged by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Santa Baby arranged by Gordon Goodwin
A Charlie Brown Christmas arranged by Paul Murtha
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing arranged by Wynton Marsalis
Angels We Have Heard On High arranged for the WDR big band by Richard DeRosa
Silent Night arranged by Wynton Marsalis
Ding Dong Merrily On High arranged by Tom Kubis
Jingle Bells as recorded by Count Basie
O Tannebaum arranged by Wynton Marsalis



Enjoy the music in a covid-safe environment

The SNJO, alongside The Queen’s Hall, have taken every care to create an evening that is both safe and exciting to ensure that you feel confident about returning to this venue.

For your comfort, this concert will have socially distant, bubble seating in place. Most of our audience attend in pairs or on their own, so distanced seating will be organised in 1s and 2s. Any larger parties may have spaces between bubbles. The musicians will be socially distanced on stage too.

Concert Dates

No concerts booked at the moment.

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