Cantabile 'Song for Christmas'

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Last Show: Thursday 1 st January 1970

They’re back, for the sixth year running! If it's Christmas, it's got to be Cantabile – The London Quartet – in a programme that perfectly bridges the gap between Christmas and the New Year.The show features The London Quartet’s trademark blend of harmony and hilarity, with beautifully sung Seasonal Favourites, along with recreations of some of the great vocal groups, including the Hi-Lo’s, the Four Freshmen, the Beach Boys, the Manhattan Transfer and the legendary Comedian Harmonists from 1930s Berlin. The exquisite voices of the London Quartet are matched at the piano by Chris Hatt, Musical Director in the West End of ‘Hamilton’.

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“My favourite vocal group"

Sir Tim Rice

The London Quartet– have long been recognised to be one of Britain's great vocal groups. Founded in Cambridge as a purely a cappella student ensemble, they first came to prominence in the Tim Rice musical Blondel in London's West End. Since then, they have appeared in a huge variety of venues, singing programmes encompassing early polyphony, jazz and contemporary music. They have toured extensively, from the United States to South Africa to Southeast Asia and the Far East. They have sung in the most prestigious venues for the most prestigious clientele, from Carnegie Hall to Buckingham Palace.

“That wonderful vocal group”– Barry Humphries

British “stiff upper lip” ...in action.” – Daytona News Online

“Our favourite group of a cappella virtuosi” – BBC Radio 4

“Cantabile … had the audience in stitches … a highly entertaining evening.”  Jazz Journal

Band Lineup

William Purefoy

Christopher O’Gorman

Mark Fleming

Michael Steffan

and Chris Hatt (piano)