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Messiah by Candlelight 

6th, 8th & 9th December, 7pm

​Join us for 3 performances of Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah at Waterperry House on the 6th, 8th and 9th 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.

The Snowman (by Howard Blake) 

9th & 10th December, 2pm & 4pm

We are thrilled to announce an extra special Christmas production of The Snowman, with music by Howard Blake. Made famous as the beloved soundtrack to Channel 4’s 1982 film, the score includes the song “Walking in the Air”. Presented in a new semi-staged and costumed performance, the storytelling will be accompanied with lively and imaginative score performed live on the piano. This is the perfect Christmas event for families, and a special first classical music experience for children. Directed by WOF Co-Founder Rebecca Meltzer (Mansfield Park, Hansel & Gretel, Svadba), with our Head of Music Ashley Beauchamp MD-ing from the piano. Performed in the ballroom, under the huge Waterperry Christmas Tree, this will be something not to miss!

The Easy Rollers Christmas Jazz Concert 

7th December, 7pm

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. Dani Sicari, who has tread the boards with WOF in Elixir of Love (2021) and Ariel (2020), will be leading the vocals, accompanied by Piano, Drums, Double Bass, and Saxophone. Repertoire will include many familiar favourites such as Have Yourself A Merry Christmas, Santa Baby, and Let It Snow, among others. For one night only Waterperry House will be transformed into a Speakeasy from the Golden Age of Jazz.

Since 2016 The Easy Rollers have been steadily building a reputation as one of the hardest working swing bands in the UK, with appearances at Manchester Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Buxton International Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, and Marsden Jazz Festival.

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Wed, 6th December 2023
Sun, 10th December 2023


Waterperry Opera Festival


Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley
Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. United Kingdom
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