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image for Music - Bands item typeA Charlie Brown Christmas: Music of Vince Guaraldi at Colchester Arts Centre

Music - Bands, Sun 16 Dec 2018

Peanuts

Peanuts

Address

Church Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1NF

Details

Following the success of last year's concert, we offer another opportunity to start the holidays with this extra special evening of Christmas music, along with some seasonal treats and multimedia, performed by film and TV animation composer Jason Frederick.??

Anyone who watched the ‘Peanuts’ TV series in the 60s and 70s will be familiar with the jazz soundtrack that always accompanied the classic cartoons. The pint-sized pianist that was Vince Guaraldi, who scored more than a dozen ‘Peanuts’ TV specials, is probably most famous for pulling off the ultimate musical sleight of hand - he made parents and kids bob their heads and tap their feet along to jazz without knowing they were even listening to it.

Paying homage to both the genius of composer Vince Guaraldi and creator Charles M. Schulz, the first half of the show features music from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, along with the pianist's Grammy-winning ‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind’ and ‘The Great Pumpkin Waltz’, plus two brief films about Vince and his ‘Peanuts’ music.

The second half comprises Vince Guaraldi-style Christmas tunes and, to end the evening, a swinging singalong ’12 Days Of Christmas’ (played to an accompanying film with synchronised words projected behind the band). Between sets, jazzy Christmas music will be played, along with projections.

An absolute must for jazz lovers and fans of ‘Peanuts’, no matter what your age!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 16 Dec 2018

Prices

Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions. Family Ticket £20 (Family ticket admits group of 4 containing at least 1 child, discount will be automatically applied in basket if you select 2 standard and 2 child tickets)
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality