A Christmas Carol in Concert
Archive :: production:T01755270961, concert:S01588133251, venue:V0383692381
This unique retelling of Dickens' heart-warming tale uses an array of traditional and modern instruments and authentic musical arrangements. It brims with warmth, wit and wonder. Modern-day balladeers GreenMatthews take the well-loved festive adventure back to its Victorian fireside roots, painting a vivid and evocative picture of Dickens' world. Chris Green (voice, guitar, mandocello, piano), Sophie Matthews (voice, flute, English border bagpipes) and special guest Jude Rees (voice, oboe, melodeon) use a magical blend of new lyrics, traditional midwinter English folk tunes and carol melodies to illustrate the transformation of flinty-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge into the epitome of the Christmas spirit - warm-hearted, generous and loving. Uplifting and melodic, Green Matthews' A Christmas Carol perfectly recaptures the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.