Christmas sparkle

Shona Lindsay
Shona Lindsay

SHONA Lindsay will add some West End sparkle to the Hallé’s Christmas parade when she appears with the orchestra at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Thursday, December 22.

Conductor Stephen Bell is the genial host for this perennially popular event in the Royal Concert Hall’s calendar. Those who enjoyed the Hallé’s outdoor concert at Wollaton Hall last year will know that Stephen is a great presenter as well as an inspiring conductor.

For this concert he’ll be taking the Hallé through a lively programme of popular classics, including best-loved pieces from Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov to George Gershwin and Malcolm Arnold. Prokofiev’s magical suite Lieutenant Kije, adds some orchestral oomph while Leroy Anderson’s irrepressible Christmas classic Sleigh Ride will send everyone home with a smile.

The concert begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10-£32 and are available from the box office on 0115 989 5555.