This weekend at the Royal Albert Hall I was treated to a Christmas Spectacular of singing and dancing. The conductor, John Rigby, and soloists Laura Tebbutt and Tim Hower led proceedings with the London Concert Orchestra and Capital Voices choir.
Laura and Tim sang a range of songs and duets and were encouraging the audience to sing along as well.For some of the numbers sixteen, long legged, Jingle Belle Dancers pranced their way around the arena and on stage wearing festive fur trimmed Santa costumes with matching hats.
The audience participated in a round of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". The auditorium was divided into twelve sections, and when it came to your turn you had to do the necessary action. Fortunately I was in the "Four Calling Birds" and only had to cup my hand to my ear. The people who were "Partridge in a Pear Tree" were up and down like yo-yos, and the "Ten Lords a Leaping" were close to falling out of the Circle.
For the Grand Finale there was a medley of popular rock and pop Christmas classics for all to join in. Everybody was on their feet including some people who had needed help getting in to their place before the performance started. People were dancing in the isles, led and encouraged with the Jingle Belles.www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/christmas/jingle-bell-2/default.aspx