CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Musical Museum's Annual Christmas Extravaganza!

Sunday 15th December - 3.00pm

Join Musical Director Chris Barber and a talented supporting cast of musicians in this popular fun, family-friendly celebration of Christmas music. Backed by specially created lighting and visual effects, Chris and the cast will take you on a unique and magical journey;  this year's theme is "A Neapolitan Christmas" so expect great Italian melodies, as well as seasonal favourites.

Tickets: £17.50 - our concert last year sold out, so please book early!

The Museum also offers our Christmas Concert as a popular group package on multiple dates throughout November and December, which includes a fun afternoon of entertainment with seasonal refreshments and catering, and is ideally suited to coach tours. For more information, please contact events@musicalmuseum.co.uk

 

CLASSIC FILM

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Sunday 8th December - 3.00pm

Generations have celebrated the magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters of Walt Disney’s first full-length animated feature film. Sing-along with Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey this Christmas and join us for a classic family favourite.

Hi-Ho!  Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

CAROL CONCERT

The Hogarth Singers

Friday 13th December - 7.30pm

The choir will sing several carols from the 16th  and  17th  centuries including ‘King Jesus hath a Garden’ from The Netherlands, the ‘Lute Book Lullaby’, originally a solo song with lute accompaniment from a collection by the lutenist William Ballet, ‘ Once as I remember’ a rare and beautiful carol first published in 1689 in Italy and ‘All My Heart’ which was written at the church of St Nicolai in Berlin by Ebeling and Gerhardt in the 1660s. There will be other carols from around the world and from different periods.

The music will be interspersed with some poetry and readings as well as giving the audience the opportunity to join in the singing of some of the more well known carols in the lead up to Christmas.

The choir will be accompanied by Andrew Wells and conducted by Rupert Gill.

Tickets £10.00, Children under 16: £5.00 

CLASSICAL CONCERT

Maiastra - String Quartet

Saturday 14th December - 7.30pm

 

Winter is the most wonderful time to enjoy beautiful music in convivial surroundings, so do join virtuoso musicians Florence Cooke (violin), David Shaw (violin), Ami-Louise Johnsson (viola) and Findlay Spence (cello) for an uplifting programme that includes Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4; Shostakovich String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op. 108 and Brahms String Quartet No. 3 in B♭ major, Op. 67. 

 

Admission to these concerts is free of charge with a retiring collection. 

 

SILENT FILM & WURLITZER

Donald MacKenzie presents a programme of silent films

Sunday 12th January - 3.00pm

Once again, we celebrate the brilliance that came from the Hal Roach Films Studios with four films from their biggest stars. From Soup to Nuts (1928) a Laurel & Hardy film; Pass the Gravy (1928); Crazy Like a Fox (1926) starring Charley Chase and Just Neighbours (1919) with Harold Lloyd & Snub Pollard star as two hapless neighbours who try to build a shed but end up ruining laundry, a garden and a chicken coop!  Returning to the Musical Museum to present the programme is the uniquely talented Donald MacKenzie (of London’s Odeon Luxe Leicester
Square) who will be playing inspired and improvised accompaniments to the films on our fabulous Wurlitzer cinema organ.


Tickets: £15.00

 

CLASSIC FILM

For Me and My Gal (1942)

Sunday 19th January - 3.00pm

Originally billed by MGM as "the greatest musical show ever to thrill your heart". Judy Garland stars alongside Gene Kelly and George Murphy in this tale of two vaudeville performers who fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWII. The bells are ringing! Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

WURLITZER CONCERT

Phil Kelsall MBE on The Mightly Murlitzer

Sunday 2nd February - 3.00pm

We are delighted to welcome back Phil Kelsall in concert at the Mighty Wurlitzer. Don't miss this opportunity to hearthe world-famous organist, who has held residency at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for over forty years. Phil is equally well-known for his significant body of recordings and coverage on radio and television. He will play a popular, diverse programme and always provides great entertainment. ​

Tickets: £15.00

 

CLASSIC FILM

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Sunday 9th February - 3.00pm

E Y Harburg - one of the great lyricists of American song - is best known for The Wizard of Oz, but he also wrote for this highly acclaimed musical. With a magnificent cast led by Ethel Waters, this is a compelling story of a gambler who receives a second chance to reform and to make up with his wife. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

CLASSIC FILM

Ship Ahoy (1942)

Sunday 23rd February - 3.00pm

Bert Lahr is fondly remembered as the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz, but he starred in many more films including this comedy musical about a stressed writer who decides to take a cruise. Lahr plays Skip, who books their tickets to Puerto Rico - because that’s the destination of a troupe of pretty girls. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

CLASSIC FILM

Sunny (1941)

Sunday 15th March - 3.00pm

Ray Bolger, the scarecrow Judy meets on the Yellow Brick Road, also had a successful career in musicals. Here he performs alongside the beautiful Anna Neagle, a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer’s son, against her family’s wishes. Look out for Bolger’s amazing elastic
legs! Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

WURLITZER CONCERT

Len Rawle MBE at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer

Sunday 29th March - 3.00pm

Len has been at the heart of the UK theatre organ scene for many years and was featured on the very first episode of “The Organist Entertains.” He has played the Museum’s Wurlitzer for concerts on many occasions and returns by popular demand to play a delightful selection of light music, Big Band numbers and West End Musicals.

 

Tickets: £15.00

 

CLASSIC FILM

Moon Over Miami (1941)

Sunday 5th April - 3.00pm

Jack Haley is best known for the Tin Man who wished he had a heart, but he went on to star in many films including this comedy musical. Betty Grable plays one of three sisters who come into a small legacy when they expected a large one, so they up sticks and head to Miami to hunt for rich husbands. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

CLASSIC FILM

Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Sunday 19th April - 3.00pm

After The Wizard of Oz, Garland starred in an array of musical films. Here she plays a small-town Indiana girl, Lily Mars, who dreams to be a stage actress. She begs a visiting Broadway producer, but when he dismisses her, she follows him to New York and finds a way into his show…and his
heart. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

CLASSIC FILM

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Sunday 3rd May - 3.00pm

80 years after it was first screened, we are delighted to present this classic film favorite starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. With a cast of 9,200 actors, 68 sets, a 130-piece orchestra and a 300-strong chorus, join us for 100 minutes of unforgettable musical
entertainment. Featuring a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 

Tickets: £7.50 adults / £6.00 concessions

 

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