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The Snowman Beverley Minster – A Christmas Treat!

The Snowman Beverley Minster – A Christmas Treat!

The Snowman Beverley Minster – A Christmas Treat! – Last year I saw The Snowman when it was shown on big screens in York Minster, with a full orchestra.  It was beautiful and quite moving – a really special Christmas event.  This year it is being shown in Beverley Minster instead, where I know it will be just as magical.  The Snowman sold out last year quite early for York Minster so I imagine it will be the same this year – so get your tickets early for Beverley.   There are three showings in Beverley, all on the 27th of December, at 1.30pm, 4pm and 7pm.  If you can’t make the Beverley date or are away over Christmas, have a look at the dates around the rest of the country here.

The Snowman Beverley Minster East Yorkshire

You can buy tickets for the Snowman at Beverley Minster here.  Tickets start at £10.80.   The Bear and the Piano will also be shown.

This is the sixth annual tour by Carrot Productions, the most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra in the world. This year they are visiting more venues than ever before. Eight cathedrals – Beverley, Blackburn, Chester, Durham, Gloucester, Lichfield, Liverpool and Winchester – are among the 16 venues across the country welcoming the production, adding stunning surroundings to the whole experience.

The Snowman at Beverley Minster
Photography by Gareth Widdowson

The Snowman Tour at Beverley Minster

The Snowman experience offers much more than a viewing of the beloved movie, itself made extra vivid by the presence of live musicians: a professional orchestra and a young soloist performing the famous Walking in the Air song. The programme also includes a second animation, specially commissioned by Carrot Productions. This year some venues will be treated to a world exclusive in the form of A Donkey’s Tale. This heart-warming story of Dillon the Donkey, an ordinary donkey with an extraordinary dream that takes him on a journey that will change his life, has been specially written and composed by Daniel Whibley.

The Snowman at Beverley Minster
Photography by Gareth Widdowson

Daniel Whibley is also responsible for the musical score for The Bear and the Piano, last year’s big hit commission, which will be touring to some venues again this year. This exclusive animated film based on the award-winning book by David Litchfield has a narration recorded by Joanna Lumley. It already looks set to become a family favourite for the next generation.

Other key elements which make these Carrot Productions events so popular with parents include:
• The orchestra drawn from some of the top musicians in the country, many of whom are members of such orchestras as The Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic
• Every performance features a young soloist local to the area singing the haunting Walking in the Air solo which lies at the heart of the Snowman. Auditions are held in the Autumn, with local Music Hubs and Cathedral Choirmasters helping to find suitable soloists to take up this superb performance opportunity.
• A rousing Christmas overture
• A fun introduction to the orchestra
• A visit from the organisation’s very own snowman!

Click here for other Christmas events happening in Yorkshire.



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