Christmas Concert On The Box

With live Family Christmas Concerts off the Yuletide menu this year, the RSNO and Children’s Classics Concerts (CCC) have joined forces to create a traditional Christmas Show you can tune into from the comfort of your own home. 

“The Night Before Christmas” has been devised by popular percussionist and regular CCC presenter Owen Gunnell who is seen making frantic attempts to get Christmas organised after inadvertently sleeping through the first 12 days of December, and worse still forgetting to post his letter to Santa. The emphasis is on fun for the whole family, with music to sing along to and favourite seasonal performances from the RSNO, RSNO Junior Chorus and, of course, the irrepressible Gunnell himself. 

The initiative signals a new relationship with STV Player, which joins the RSNO and CCC FaceBook pages and YouTube channels in screening the event. “The Night Before Christmas” is premiered live on 12 December at 2pm, and is available to view free of charge for a further 30 days.  

“We are excited to be teaming up with the STV Player for the first time to bring this concert into homes across Scotland,” said RSNO chief executive Alistair Mackie. “It has been a difficult year for us all and we hope this production will bring a little joy to all the RSNO and CCC audiences that have supported us so strongly in recent months.”

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