Fun for all the family this Autumn at the Usher Hall!
• From hip-hop dance shows to festive classics, the Usher Hall has a programme that will charm and entertain all ages this Autumn
• Tickets on sale now at www.usherhall.co.uk
As the evenings begin to close in and the temperature starts to drop, what better place to take the family than to Edinburgh’s favourite venue!
The Usher Hall has a whole host of fantastic family events planned from the Autumn and in the run up to Christmas.
After eight sell out UK tours, over half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced their landmark 10 Year Anniversary Tour UK tour, “Born Ready” for Autumn 2019 and pay a visit to Usher Hall on 5 October. 2019 marks 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, beating Susan Boyle in front of a television audience of over 20 million. The ‘Born Ready’ show, will not only look back at some of the iconic Diversity moments over the past 10 years, but it will also look forward to the future. Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind blowing stunts and inspiring stories!
Children’s Classical Concert’s mad professor, Owen Gunnell and a bewitching presenter from Glasgow Science Centre are on a hair-raising mission to prove they’ve got great chemistry with the audience of the Usher Hall on 27 October! Join them on a musical tour through the world of science, unlocking its knowledge and secrets, with live experiments onstage (think fizzing test tubes and flying bolts of electricity), alongside performances by experts of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and RSNO Junior Chorus. Featuring big numbers such as Jurassic Park and Holst’s The Planets, this explosive concert puts big music under the microscope.
Love Music’s Adult and Junior choirs‘ distinctive brand of joyous community singing is back with some very special guests on 4 November: 2018 BBC Radio 2 folk singer of the year Karine Polwart and rising classical mezzo soprano Beth Taylor. This concert features iconic grunge, pop and folk, and a reinvention of Bach with newly commissioned lyrics from Alexander McCall Smith.
As December rolls around, Children’s Classical Concert presenter Owen has landed himself a dream job at Santa’s workshop! He’s having a (snow)ball in Winter Wonderland getting ready for the big day, but things are starting to go wrong… Santa’s got stuck up the chimney (in the latest health and safety check), ballerinas and wooden toys are coming to life on the production line and there’s a mountain of present-wrapping to get through! Featuring hits from festive films, family singalongs and plenty of holiday spirit – can the hard-working elves of the RSNO, talented dancers of the Manor School of Ballet and the lovely audience use the gift of music to get Christmas back on track, in a race against time?
We’re walking in the air…it isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. In this special screening of the festive classic, the RSNO helps him on his way – and teams up with presenter Jamie MacDougall and the wonderful RSNO Chorus to host a Christmas party for the whole family. Expect seasonal favourites, carols old and new – and of course, a chance for everyone to sing along!