Cantabile 'A Song for Christmas'

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Last Show: Sunday 3 rd December 2023

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

They’re back, for the seventh year running! If it's Christmas, it's got to be Cantabile – The London Quartet. The show features the London Quartet’s trademark blend of harmony and hilarity and includes songs from great vocal groups, music from the movies, and beautifully-sung seasonal favourites such as ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)’ and ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ along with side-splitting treatments of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘The Festival of Carols’ (27 carols in two minutes!) – and much more…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 – still known to many as Cantabile – 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)