RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s December 2013 season

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 Below please find details of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’s December 2013 season at the National Concert Hall and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, featuring: 

-   jazz royalty Jacqui Dankworth, daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, joining the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band for the New Year’s Eve Gala with (31 December, National Concert Hall) 

-   the man who reconstructed the lost score for The Wizard of Oz, John Wilson, conducting the RTÉ CO as it plays live to a screening of the MGM classic (14 December, matinee & evening, National Concert Hall)

 -  the return of the listeners’ choice Mooney Tunes with guests including Jack L, Claudia Boyle, Chloë Agnew, Julian Pusca and Colm O’Regan (Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 16 December)

 -   a Christmas cinematic choral treat with the Galway Baroque Singers featuring music from Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, Jesus of Nazareth, Ben Hur, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and more (6 December, National Concert Hall)

-    an evening of words and music as top Irish talent joins the RTÉ CO for the popular Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas

 

RTÉ Concert Orchestra December 2013
National Concert Hall and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

 Cinema Choral Classics at Christmas
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Galway Baroque Singers & guests
David Brophy conductor
Friday 6 December, 8pm
National Concert Hall

A spine-tingling Christmas cinematic celebration! Galway Baroque Singers and the full RTÉ Concert Orchestra join forces for famous choral numbers from seasonal evergreens and modern classics.

 Music from Ben Hur, The Greatest Story Ever Told and Jesus of Nazareth, right up to Somewhere in My Memory and Carol of the Bells from Home Alone and God Bless Us Every One from A Christmas Carol. You’ll come out feeling It’s a Wonderful Life!

Programme
Arlen (arr. Hamlisch) Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
Williams Three Holiday Songs: Somewhere in my Memory, Star of Bethlehem, Merry Christmas from Home Alone
Jarre Prelude, Annunciation, The Three Kings, Nativity from Jesus of Nazareth
Broughton Main Title Miracle on 34th Street
Tiomkin Prologue, Theme, Christmas Eve Finale from It’s A Wonderful Life         
Leontovich Carol of the Bells
Ballard God Bless Us Every One from A Christmas Carol
Williams Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Rózsa Choral Suite from Ben Hur
Handel Hallelujah Chorus from The Greatest Story Ever Told

 Tickets: €11–€38 (conc. €10–€34)
10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Booking: 01 417 0000, nch.ie or rte.ie/co
Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

 Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas in association with RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
David Brophy conductor
Tuesday 10 December, 8pm
National Concert Hall

 Following on from the hugely successful collaboration between RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra last year, Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas makes a welcome return for what is sure to be another magical night.

 An extraordinary array of Irish talent joins the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to celebrate this much-loved programme with a feast of words and music.

 Tickets: €11–€38 (conc. €10–€34)
10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Booking: 01 417 0000, nch.ie or rte.ie/co
Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra 

 

Movie Screening: The Wizard of Oz
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
John Wilson conductor
Saturday 14 December, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
National Concert Hall

Back by popular demand – a screening of The Wizard of Oz complete with original dialogue and singing accompanied by a live performance of the orchestral score by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. This MGM family favourite is packed with images, characters, lines and songs that resonate with us all – the Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy and Toto, Over the Rainbow, ‘There’s no place like home…’

Conducting the RTÉ CO will be the man that ‘rescued’ The Wizard of Oz. The physical score was just one of the classics destroyed by MGM in a clearout in 1969 – it actually ended up being used as landfill for a golf course!  So the written music for The Wizard of Oz, which is regularly voted the greatest soundtrack of all time, was lost, until John Wilson and a colleague spent six months painstakingly transcribing and orchestrating the soundtrack note by note. Wilson  has  likened the task as doing a million-piece jigsaw, but it has been so successful that MGM went on to engage him to reconstruct their other lost treasures.

Join John Wilson and the RTÉ CO this Christmas for the ultimate way to experience one of the all-time classic films.

Please note start times: 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: €25–€35 (conc. €23–€33)
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) just €120 (available on €35 seats only)
10% group discount available
Booking: 01 417 0000, nch.ie or rte.ie/co
Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

 

Mooney Tunes
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Monday 16 December, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 8pm
David Brophy conductor
Derek Mooney presenter
Guests including Jack L, Claudia Boyle, Chloë Agnew, Julian Pusca and Colm O’Regan

The phenomenally popular Mooney Tunes is back!

 Join Derek Mooney as he celebrates the best of Irish talent in this light-hearted, rollercoaster night of entertainment with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and stellar guests. Prepare for an abundance of laughs, cheers and, above all, surprises. With a line-up already featuring Jack L, soprano Claudia Boyle, Chloë Agnew (Celtic Woman), Julian Pusca and comedian Colm O’Regan, this is set to be one of the best to date.  

 This year’s programme, chosen from a huge selection of suggestions from RTÉ Radio 1′s Mooney listeners, is better than ever. As always, Mooney Tunes is programmed by you, for you, and as always the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will provide the soundtrack for the evening.  As Derek says, ‘The best thing about Mooney Tunes is you never know what’s coming next!’

 Brought to you by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with RTÉ Radio 1’s Mooney.

 Tickets: €14.50–€39.50
Booking: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Box Office, 0818 719 377 or ticketmaster.ie
Telephone & Internet bookings subject to €1.50 s/c per ticket up to €12.00; 12.5% ever €12 (max €5.95) / Agents €2.00

  

New Year’s Eve Gala
Jacqui Dankworth & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band
Mike Dixon conductor
Charlie Wood keyboards & MD/arranger
Mike Smith drums
Tuesday 31 December, 10pm
National Concert Hall

‘…in all her incarnations, she exhibits a subtle control of dynamics and a voluptuous tonal richness that seems to make almost any material sound special’ – John Fordham (The London Guardian)

 Jacqui Dankworth is considered to be ‘one of the classiest acts in British jazz singing’ (The Guardian) – hardly surprising with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine as parents. She joins the RTÉ Concert Orchestra &  Big Band for a special New Year’s Eve celebration.

Jacqui Dankworth’s concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Tonight she brings her own inimitable style to a selection of popular songs from musicals and film soundtracks, all accompanied by her own band and the full RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band, so expect a packed stage.

Featuring film classics like On My Own (Les Misérables), Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon), What I Did for Love (A Chorus Line), Windmills of Your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair), Speak Softly Love (The Godfather) and Nature Boy (Moulin Rouge). With these, many others which started life on the silver screen and have now become jazz standards: At Last, The Folks Who Live on the Hill, In the Still of the Night – and many more.

Entertainment all the way to midnight and beyond in the premier event in the National Concert Hall calendar.

 Ticket price includes complimentary glass of bubbly. Tickets limited to 4 per person.

 Tickets: €34.50–€69.50 (conc. €31.50–€62.50)
10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Booking: 01 417 0000, nch.ie or rte.ie/co
Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra