Why did the choir have to cancel their carol concert ?

Because they had tinselitis.

What do Baroque musicians do if they don’t like their Christmas presents?

Hand them Bach.

Why are Santa’s helpers lacking in musical discipline?

They’re elf-taught!

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you’ve all had a splendid 2018 and are ready to put your feet up over the Christmas break. After this busy December, we certainly are! It really has been a jam-packed month for The Music Place so, for the final blog of the year, we thought we’d look back over the month we’ve had and bask in the talent and commitment of our students and teachers (if you can’t celebrate at Christmas, when can you eh!?)

On December 1st, we kicked off the festive season by hosting the Christmas sing-along at Altrincham Lantern Parade; with the wonderful Clare Morel at the helm and our fantastic staff band in tow, the sing-along was a huge success and a lovely way to usher in the countdown to Christmas! On 14th and 15th December,twenty three of our brilliant singing students took to ‘The Stage o‘Straw at this year’s Twilight Markets to showcase their talents for the shoppers. We were especially proud to see some of our young singers performing in public for the very first time. The Music Place choir also treated market-goers to a rousingperformance of their Christmas set!

Following their performance at Altrincham Market, The Music Place Choir were back in full swing at our annual Christmas Choir Cracker on 16th December! With performances from The Music Place choir, Vibrant Voices, Little Belters, Teen Belters and Absolute Belters, the afternoon was a fantastic success, with over three hundred people in attendance. But we didn’t stop there! The very same evening, our Music Place bands came together at The Cinnamon Club for The Jingle Bell Rock Night. It was great to see so many friends and family members supporting our very talented band members – The Beatles, eat your heart out! Throughout the course of the afternoon and evening, we were really pleased to have been able to raise £700 for The Teenage Cancer Trust, a cause which has become especially close to the heart of The Music Place this year with the diagnosis ofone of our students with Leukaemia. We are pleased to see that he is on the road to recovery and we wish himand his family all the best.

On Wednesday, we celebrated our favourite event of the year, The Vibrant Voices Christmas party! With a Christmas meal, Christmas choir singalong, complete with full band, and a heated game of musical statues to round off the night, the party was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came along!

Ending the concert season in style, our choir, with their unrivalled stamina, took part in a special performance at Manchester Cathedral this Friday alongside a collection of other local choirs. The event was for the charity Prevent Breast Cancer and was completely sold out,with over seven hundred tickets sold (talk about pressure!) but our choir rose to the occasion.

Finally, huge congratulations to everyone who took music exams this December- we hope you’re all enjoying a well deserved rest!

Thanks to everyone who made this December and the rest of 2018 so special.

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Music Place and a very happy new year!