Live music-making will resume at Snape Maltings from 11 December with regular concerts for live audiences. Britten Pears Arts will continue to offer short concerts with outstanding performers, some of whom would have performed during this year’s Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Proms.

The Christmas programme at Snape Maltings also includes Christmas food markets, outdoor visual art, storytelling with Father Christmas, and evenings of pizza and live music in Snape’s heated Tipi.

4 – 6 December

  • Christmas food market on Saturday 5 December
  • Pizza and live music in the Tipi
  • Late evening shopping
  • Carol singing

8 December, 2pm

  • Virtual Tea Dance: Britten Pears Arts is inviting care homes, community groups and individuals of all ages and abilities to take part in a virtual version of its seasonal tea dance, using music and movement to bring enjoyment to a large number of isolated people. 

11 – 13 December

  • Violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to Snape Maltings to perform solo concerts on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December. 
  • Stories with Father Christmas
  • Christmas food market on Saturday 12 December
  • Pizza and live music in the Tipi
  • Late evening shopping
  • Carol singing

18 – 22 December

  • Concerts from London Gay Men’s Chorus in Snape Maltings Concert Hall and The Swingles in the Britten Studio on Friday 18 December
  • Concerts from Alex Mendham Band in Snape Maltings Concert Hall and The Swingles in the Britten Studio on Saturday 19 December
  • On Sunday 20 September New London Chamber Choir, directed by Dominic Ellis-Peckham, performs seasonal choral music including Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, while those unable to be at Snape can watch a livestreamed performance by The Swingles.
  • Outdoor visual art by Paul Benney on 18-20 December
  • Plus Christmas food market on Saturday 19 December, Pizza and live music in the Tipi, Late evening shopping and carol singing
  • Concerts from Solus Trumpet Ensemble on Monday 21 December and The King’s Singers on Tuesday 22 December, plus outdoor family films, including OperaUpCloses’s Sammy and the Beanstalk.

The safety of Britten Pears Arts’ visitors, artists and staff is its top priority, and this may mean that line-ups, capacity and pricing may change at short notice.

Full details to be announced soon.

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