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Waterperry Opera Winter Festival 2023

06 December 2023 @ 8.00am to 10 December 2023 @ 5.00pm

Oxford, OX33 1JY
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01844 339518
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About Waterperry Opera Winter Festival 2023

Waterperry Opera Festival is excited to announce its first Winter Festival. ​From 06 to 10 December 2023, Waterperry House will be filled with festive cheer by a variety of Christmas classical music concerts & events.

Waterperry Opera Festival - Messiah by Candlelight

Messiah by Candlelight

06, 08 and 09 December from 7.00pm

Join in 3 performances of Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah at Waterperry House on the 06, 08 and 09 December. Now a Waterperry Opera Festival annual Christmas tradition, our Messiah by Candlelight concerts have delighted sold-out audiences since 2021. Exquisite evenings await you, surrounded by candlelight and festive decorations with an ensemble of renowned singers and period instrumentalists.

Waterperry Opera Festival - The Snowman

The Snowman (by Howard Blake)

09 and 10 December at 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Waterperry’s Winter Festival will present a Christmas production of The Snowman, featuring Howard Blake’s iconic music. The cherished soundtrack, known for its role in Channel 4’s 1982 film, including the timeless “Walking in the Air,” will take centre stage in a new live-staged performance in the ballroom under the impressive Waterperry Christmas Tree. This festive event is a must-attend for families and a delightful introduction to classical music for children.

Waterperry Opera Festival - Jazz Concert

The Easy Rollers Christmas Jazz Concert

07 December at 7.00pm​

Celebrated Jazz Ensemble, The Easy Rollers, are stopping off at Waterperry House for one night only to perform a bespoke programme of Christmas Jazz and Crooner classics in the beautiful surroundings of the Waterperry Ballroom. The repertoire will include many familiar favourites such as Have Yourself A Merry Christmas, Santa Baby, and Let It Snow. For one night only, Waterperry House will be transformed into a Speakeasy from the Golden Age of Jazz.