P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:09:42  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— BISH/P AUCKLAND INDEPENDENT BALLET WALES: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Darius James's production that combines both original choreography and classic tradition. Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place. 01388 602610. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £8, concs. BLACKBURN FAMILY CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA Traditional Christmas music and carols from the Strauss f!mily, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edward Warren and soprano Linda Kitchen. King George's Hall, Northgate. 01254 582582. Dec 21, 7.30pm. £10-£20. D access. ——————————————————————————————————1/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:10:09  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— BLACKPOOL ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE: THE NUTCRACKER Magical festive ballet by Tchaikovsky, performed by the acclaimed company that consists of Russia's famous Vaganova school graduates. Opera House And Winter Gardens, Church Street. 01253 292029. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £22.50-£25, concs. BUXTON THE VERY BEST OF BRASS AND COMEDY Music from the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, with Norman Price providing the chuckles. Auxton Opera House, Water Street. 0845 127 2190. Dec 19, 7.30pm. £14.50, concs. ——————————————————————————————————2/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FUNK UP YOUR MOBILE! SEE PHONE ZONE ITV1 p590 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:10:26  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— BUXTON BUXTON MUSICAL SOCIETY ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR A Christmas concert with Christ's College Chapel Choir, Cambridge. Buxton Opera House, Water Street. 0845 127 2190. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £9.50-£11.50. CHESTERFIELD CHESTERFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: WORDS AND MUSIC Actor James Nesbitt joins the Orchestra for a programme of popular music and rea$ings, including Hansel and Gretel, Peter and the Wolf and Tom Sawyer's Saturday. Winding Wheel, Hollywell Street. 0845 166 4356. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £8, concs. ——————————————————————————————————3/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 LETTER FROM SANTA-see p370 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:10:32  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— GATESHEAD THE NORTHERN SINFONIA/ZEHETMAIR: THE CREATION Haydn's choral and orchestral masterpiece launches the classical programme at this new venue. The Sage, Hall 1, St Mary's Square. 0870 7034555. Dec 21, 7.30pm. £6-£26, concs. YOUTH CHOIRS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Seven of the region's young choirs take to the stage. The Sage, Hall 1, St Mary's Square. 0870 7034555. Dec 20, 6.30pm. £6. ——————————————————————————————————4/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:10:59  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— ILKLEY INDEPENDENT BALLET WALES: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Darius James's production that combines both original choreography and classic tradition. Kings Hall, Station Road. 01274 751576. Dec 15, 7.30pm. Prices vary. LANCASTER CON ERTS IN CHURCHES Chloe Hanslip on violin. Lancaster Priory Church. 01524 65338. Dec 14, 7.30pm. £10-£25. ——————————————————————————————————5/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 WANT THE LATEST JAVA GAMES? SEE p679 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:11:15  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LANCASTER COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Alasdair Malloy and the North West Pops Orchestra present festive music and other family favourites. Lancaster University. 01229 584029. Dec 19, 2.30pm. £6, children £4, Under 3s free. LEEDS BEST OF BRASS A performance by Sellers International, winners of the Grand Shield. Morley Town Hall, Queen Street. 0113 224 3801. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £8, concs. ——————————————————————————————————6/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SEE p662 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:11:22  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LEEDS CHOPIN AND THE VIRTUOSI Marc-Andre Hamelin performs a recital of piano works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Godowsky and Alkan. The Venue, Quarry Hill. 0113 222 3400. Dec 14, 7.30pm. £12-£14, concs. LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC City Organist Simon Lindley with works by Jackson and Bairstow. Leeds Cathedral, Cookridge Street. 0113 2454545. Dec 13, 1.15pm. Free. ——————————————————————————————————7/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:11:49  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LEEDS NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE: PETER PAN Premiere staging of this exciting, physical and enchanting blend of classical dance and storytelling. Grand Theatre, New Briggate. 0113 222 6222. Dec 18 21-23 27-30, 7pm. Mats Dec 19, 3pm, Dec 21-23 27-30, 2pm, Dec 31, 1.30pm. £12.50-£29.50, concs. OPERA NORTH: ONE TOUCH OF VENUS A new production of Kurt Weill's tale in which New York hairdresser Rodney Hatch brings a statue to life. Grand Theatre, New Briggate. 0113 222 6222. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £8.50-£50. D access. ——————————————————————————————————8/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 GET INTO THE FESTIVE SPIRIT SEE p370 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:12:05  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LIVERPOOL NEW YEAR'S EVE PROM The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra presents a selection of classics including work by Sousa, Holst, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Handel, Liszt and Arne. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 31, 8pm. £12.50-£28. D access. EAMILY CAROL CONCERT Ken Riley presents the Liverpool Welsh Choral Union with Our Lady's Bishop Eton School Choir and Northop Silver Band. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 21, 7.30pm. £12-£16. D access. ——————————————————————————————————9/25— Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SEE p662 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:12:12  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LIVERPOOL WHITE CHRISTMAS Chamber Choir Canzonetta with Manchester Concert Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 19, 7.30pm. £12-£25. D access. MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Steven Devine conducts a programme that includes festive works by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach as well as traditional favourites. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £12-£25. D access. ——————————————————————————————————10/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:12:38  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— LIVERPOOL ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Brian Kay presents and Ian Tracey conducts the Orchestra accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Youth Choir. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 16, 7.30pm. £12.50-£28. ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA A traditional celebration of Christmas combining festive music and carols. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street. 0151 709 3789. Dec 17 18 20 22 23, 7.30pm. £12.50-£28. D access. ——————————————————————————————————11/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 WANNA MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHAT ON TV BY TEXT! SEE ITV1 p369 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:16:55  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER BBC PHILHARMONIC/GIANANDREA NOSEDA Featuring a performance of James MacMillan's Scotch Bestiary for Organ and Orchestra, along with pieces by Berlioz and Prokofiev. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £7-£28. CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR Over 250 performers present classical favourites, including Jerusalem and the 1812 Overture, complete with indoor fireworks. Manchester Evening News Arena, Hunt's Bank. 0870 190 8000. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £17.50-£29.50. ——————————————————————————————————12/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 Want to know what your child wants for Xmas? See p370 to find out how! Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:26:12  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER DISNEY ON ICE: TOY STORY 2 Spectacular ice show inspired by the hit movie. Manchester Evening News Arena, Hunts Bank. 0870 190 8000. Dec 22 23 26 27, 7.30pm. Mats Dec 24 26 27, 12pm 3.45pm. £10.50-£27. D access. CHRISTMAS CLASSICS John Pryce-Jones conducts the Halifax Choral Society with the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Prince of Wales Division and baritone Mark Stone. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 21, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. ——————————————————————————————————13/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 IS LOVE IN THE AIR FOR YOU? p348 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:06:23  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER HALLE Brahms Symphony No 3. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 12, 7.30pm. £8-£30.50. HALLE CAR/L CONCERTS Conducted by James Burton. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 18 7.30pm, Dec 19, 3pm 7.30pm. £8-£32. HALLE POPS SERIES - THE CAPITOL YEARS Classical arrangements of songs made famous by the record label. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 29, 7.30pm. £8-£32. ——————————————————————————————————14/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:06:40  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER HALLE: AN EVENING WITH JAMES BOND Theme songs and incidental music from the films. Aridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 30, 7.30pm. £8-£32. HALLE POPS SERIES: CHRISTMAS POPS Carl Davis conducts a mixed bag of seasonal tunes. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 16, 7.30pm. £8-£32. MANCHESTER BOYS CHOIR Songs and carols. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 20, 2.30pm. £7-£17. ——————————————————————————————————15/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:07:06  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER MANCHESTER CAMERATA Bach's first three Brandenburg Concertos, interspersed with the works of his contemporaries, Rameau and Telemann. Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road. 0161 907 5278. Dec 11, 1.15pm. £9-£18.50. MANCHESTER CAMERATA: NEW YEAR'S EVE OPERA GALA Douglas Boyd conducts the Chamber Orchestra with soprano Kate Royal, tenor Mark Wilde, baritone Donald Maxwell and the Magdala Opera Chorus. Aridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 31, 7.30pm. £25-£45. ——————————————————————————————————16/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:07:13  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER WHITE CHRISTMAS Chamber Choir Canzonetta with Manchester Concert Orchestra. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 17, 7.30pm. £16-£31. CHRISTMAS GALA CONCERT Festive favourites. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 20, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG Seasonal treat. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 22, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. ——————————————————————————————————17/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:07:30  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS Featuring trumpeter Angela Whelan. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 23, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. RUSSIAN GALA NIGHT Including pieces by Mussorgsky and Borodin. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 26, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. LAST NIGHT OF THE CHRISTMAS PROMS Features Johann Strauss II's Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'. Aridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 y000. Dec 27, 7.30pm. £15-£29.50. ——————————————————————————————————18/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:07:56  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— MANCHESTER OPERA GALA NIGHT A varied programme. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 28, 7pm. £16-£31. MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Festive favourites. Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street. 0161 907 9000. Dec 15 24, 2.30pm. £15-£29.50. RNCM OPERA: THE LIGHTHOUSE Peter Maxwell Davies' mystery story chamber opera. Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road. 0161 907 5278. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £15, concs. ——————————————————————————————————19/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:08:03  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Featuring festive works by Mozart and Bach. City Hall, Northumberland Road. 0191 261 2606. Dec 23, 7.30pm. £9-£32. D access. A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS A seasonal treat. King's Hall, Newcastle Uni 0191 232 1356. Dec 20, 7.30pm. £5. THE NORTHERN SINFONIA: CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Bass-baritone Sir Willard W White performs festive favourites. Newcastle Civic Centre. 0191 222 0398. Dec 22, 7.30pm. £20. ——————————————————————————————————20/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:08:29  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— PRESTON NEW YEAR'S EVE PROM Manchester Concert Orchestra with conductor John Pryce-Jones, soprano Joanna Burton and tenor Geraint Dodd. Guild Hall, Lancaster Road. 01772 258858. Dec 31, 9.45pm. £19.50-£29. D access. MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT Steven Devine conducts a programme that includes festive works by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach as well as traditional favourites. Guild Hall, Lancaster Road. 01772 258858. Dec 17, 7.30pm. £11.50-£19.50. D access. ——————————————————————————————————21/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:08:46  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— SHEFFIELD MUSIC IN THE ROUND AUTUMN SERIES 2004: XMAS CONCERT Seasonal pieces. Crucible Studio, Norfolk Street. 0114 249 600p. Dec 12, 2.30pm. £12, concs. SHEFFIELD BACH SOCIETY CHOIR/COLLIS Featuring Handel's Messiah. Dore Parish Church, Church Street. 0114 2363335. Dec 13, 7.30pm. £7. CONCERT RECITAL FOR CELLO, PIANO AND FLUTE Features cellist Bernard Gregor. Merlin Theatre And Tintagel House, Meadow Bank Road. 0114 255 1638. Dec 17, 7.30pm. £10, concs. ——————————————————————————————————22/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:09:52  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— STOCKPORT STOCKPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/WARREN A mixed programme. Town Hall, Wellington Road South. 0161 474 3251. Dec 11, 7.30pm. £8, concs. WERNETH CONCERT BAND Christmas Concert with the Woodley Primary School Choir. Romiley Forum, Romiley, Compstall Rd. 0161 430 6570. Dec 19, 7.30pm. £7. WAKEFIELD YORKSHIRE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR A festive programme of old and new carols. Wakefield Cathedral, Northgate. 01924 373923. Dec 18, 7.30pm. £10, concs. ——————————————————————————————————23/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:09:19  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— WINSFORD FODEN RICHARDSON BAND Christmas concert. Winsford Civic Hall, High Street. 01606 41597. Dec 19, 8pm. £6. YORK NATALIE CLEIN The cellist plays Bach, Britten and Tavener. Sir Jack Lyons Hall, University of York, Heslington. 01904 621756. Dec 17, 8pm. £11, concs. CHRISTMAS MUSIC The Szczepek Ensemble play Anton Bruckner, Poulenc and John Rutter works. National Centre For Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate. 01904 645738. Dec 17, 8pm. £10, concs. ——————————————————————————————————24/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema
P338 Teletext 338 Dec11 23:09:36  Classical   Dance and Opera  ———————————— in your area ——   ——— YORK YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR Handel's Dixit Dominus and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. St Michael-le-Belfrey Church, High Petergate. 01904 644194. Dec 18, 7.30pm. £18, concs. UNIVERSITY OF YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA John Stringer conducts Sibelius' Third, Toru Takemitsu's Riverrun, Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Prokofiev's Scythian Suite. With pianist Rika Zayasu. Sir Jack Lyons Hall, University of York, Heslington. 01904 621756. Dec 15, 7.30pm. £9-£11, concs. ——————————————————————————————————25/25 Local Theatre 336 Art Exhibitions 367 FOR LOCAL THEATRE SEE P336 Lon Class Comedy News Cinema