Opera Holland Park Christmas Concert 2017

St Columba’s Church, Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

Thursday 7 December, 7pm

Concert: £30
Concert and a post-show drinks reception: £45
Concert followed by a Christmas Dinner at the Sloane Club: £125


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Opera Holland Park’s inaugural Christmas Concert, set in the atmospheric St Columba’s Church on Pont Street. Join some of OHP’s top soloists for an evening of sacred music, close-harmony carols, seasonal classics and excerpts from the world premiere of Will Todd’s musical setting of A Christmas Carol.


World Premiere of A Christmas Carol by Will Todd

As part of Opera Holland Park’s first Christmas concert, we are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a new musical-dramatic re-telling of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with music by Will Todd.

Using Dickens original text, abridged and dramatised by playwright David Simpatico, and interspersed with traditional Christmas carols, this semi-staged performance directed by Martin Duncan will use an actor in the speaking role of Dickens/Scrooge, eight principal singers from Opera Holland Park singing all other roles and three musicians.

The abridged version of this new work will have its world premiere as part of the Opera Holland Park Christmas Carol concert on 7 December at St Columba’s church in Knightsbridge. The concert will also feature traditional and sacred music, providing an extraordinarily evocative and unique yuletide evening.

In 2012 Will Todd was commissioned by Opera Holland Park to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which has now been performed over 70 times including five years as part of the Opera Holland Park season and a run at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House. Will has also composed many successful choral pieces including being commissioned to write a piece for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral.