Nothing could be as magical as escaping away to Oxfordshire to experience Christmas in a magical setting of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. I am really looking forward to experiencing the Christmas carols this year at the 5 star hotel.
Each evening will commence at 6.45pm with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception and a torch lit walk to St Mary's Church for the commencement of the concert at 8.00pm. Guests will then be taken back to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for a celebration dinner at 9.15pm with a menu created by none other than Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones, with selected wines from the extensive cellar. We expect the evening to end at 11:45 pm. There are a total of six concerts taking place in December.
We will be experiencing:
• A Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception
• Five-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petit fours
Monday 1 December – The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Founded nearly 500 years ago, thechoir has a special and distinctive place within the great English choral tradition. Conducted by Stephen Darlington, Director of Music and Tutor in Music at Christ Church since 1985.
Speaker: Raymond Blanc OBE
Tuesday 2 December – Armonico Consort
The critically-acclaimed choir of Armonico Consort performs a selection of carols by candlelight, from traditional favourites to modern classics.
Speaker: General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO
Wednesday 3 December – Voces8
VOCES8 is one of the most excitingand versatile vocal groups in the world. Specialising in classical choral music, the group performs Renaissance polyphony, unique jazz and pop arrangements.
Speaker: Steven Berkoff
Monday 8 December – Octavo
Octavo are eight voices, years of singing expertise, and a passion for entertaining others. The group is dedicated to bringing the joy of song to the widest possible audience in fresh and imaginative ways.
Speaker: Nicholas Parsons CBE
Tuesday 9 December – The Gentlemen of London
A versatile a capella ensemble, The ‘Gents of London’ sing a uniquely wide repertoire. Enjoy sacred music, folk songs, jazz standards and contemporary pop classics.
Speaker: Chris Serle
Wednesday 10 December – Apollo5
Apollo5 offer a repertoire rangingfrom retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements to Christmas a cappella. The five outstanding vocalists perform internationally, and enjoy collaborating with artists such as renowned singer-pianist Joe Stilgoe.
Speaker: Alistair McGowan
Each of the Christmas Carol Concerts are priced at £250 per person. Dress is black tie. Seating will be on large tables with fellow guests.
To book please click here and visit the Le Manoir Website
Will I be seeing you there? Best wishes, Charles the Concierge