December 2020

Glyndebourne Christmas Concert

A heart-warming festive concert for all of the family showcasing the delights of the Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra.

TICKETS: £40 – £60

As part of the booking process you can select your own seats online. To manage social distancing within the auditorium, all seats are grouped in pairs.
If you’d like to discuss seating options, or book an odd number of tickets, please call the Box Office on 01273 815 000 (Monday – Friday, 11.00am – 5.00pm).

By selecting a pre-performance dining option you will be able to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins, allowing you to make the most of your visit. If you choose not to extend your visit time by pre-booking one of our dining options, for your safety you’ll be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before the performance start time. Everything we do is managed in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England, to ensure everyone’s safety. Find out what to expect during your visit in our step-by-step guide.

Performance dates

Please be aware that to ensure your safety there will be no interval during the performances.

Saturday 5 December, 3.00pm
Sunday 6 December, 3.00pm
Saturday 12 December, 7.00pm
Sunday 13 December, 3.00pm

You can find the full autumn performance schedule here

About the performance

Join us this winter for the perfect festive treat.

The Christmas concert will showcase the talents of the Glyndebourne Chorus and Tour Orchestra. The concert starts with opera highlights – rousing tunes that will stay in your head long after the curtain comes down. This is followed by yuletide classics and carols for all.

As well as the family-friendly Christmas concert you can also enjoy a host of festive offerings at Glyndebourne during your visit – a warming meal in one of our onsite restaurants, or a spot of Christmas shopping in our shop.

What better way to start the Christmas countdown?

You can download a free PDF of the programme below


Concessions*: 50% off top price tickets

*Concessions are available for under 18s; full-time students; and those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit.

Wheelchair users and registered disabled ticket holders can book a companion ticket free of charge. Please call the Box Office on +44 (0)1273 815000 to book.


Glyndebourne Christmas Concert

December 2020

Conducted by Aidan Oliver

Accompanied by Matthew Fletcher on piano

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Here are some of the highlights of 2018’s Christmas Concert:

Dining options

enhance your visit

We have been working hard to provide the best experience under the current guidelines. Enhance your visit by booking a pre-performance dining experience, or a reserved space if you prefer to bring your own picnic. By selecting one of these options you will be able to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

Middle and Over Wallop restaurant

£45 pp for three courses, includes coffee and chocolate
Starter
  • Caramelised celeriac and apple volute, Brighton blue cream, shaved chestnut (v)
  • Pate en croute, piccalilli
  • Home smoked salmon, eggs mimosa, dill biscuit
Mains
  • Sussex breast of turkey, ragu of leg, potato terrine, sprout tops
  • Heritage beetroot pithivier, creamed leeks, sprout`a’verde (v)
  • Hazelnut crusted cod, turnip brandade, chard, sauce soubise
Dessert
  • Pumpkin meringue pie, preserved elderberry (Ve)
  • Bitter chocolate & Praline Marquise, crème fraiche, Clementine (v)
  • Selection of British cheese, mulled pear chutney, toasted fruit bread (v)

Christmas Concert Ha-Ha Menu

SELECTION OF SANDWICHES
  • Roasted Sussex Bronze Turkey, Cranberry compote
  • Mint & Black pepper cream cheese, cucumber
  • Poached & Smoked Salmon, lemon crème fraiche
  • Egg mayonnaise, smoked paprika, mustard cress Bridge roll
SCONES & CONDIMENTS
  • Spiced fruit & cinnamon scone
  • Buttermilk scone
  • Mulled plum, blackberry & thyme jam
  • Homemade clotted cream
CAKES
  • 70% Dark chocolate orange yule log
  • Pear & almond tart
  • Carrot & Walnut cake

Greenhouse & Garden Marquees

Bookable for those bringing their own refreshments.

We’ve ensured there’s plenty of distancing between parties in each location and have opened more spaces to ensure that everyone who wants to extend their visit, can. Please note that all dining options must be booked in advance online or through the Box Office, including space in the marquees.

How to book
  • There is the option to book your dining experience when booking your tickets.
  • If you have already booked your tickets and would like to book a dining experience, please call our Box Office at +44 (0)1273 815 000.
  • Once you have booked your dining experience please log into your account at diningatglyndebourne.com to select your menu choices.

If you choose not to extend your visit time by pre-booking one of our dining options, for your safety you’ll be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before the performance start time. Unfortunately, the grounds won’t be open for general use and the Long Bar will remain closed for the autumn performances.

Please be aware that to ensure your safety there will be no interval during the performances.

Thank you for working with us during these extraordinary times.


Ensuring your safety at Glyndebourne

Your safety is our number one priority. We promise to keep you feeling safe during your visit to Glyndebourne. Everything we do is managed in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England.

Click here to read about the measures we have in place to ensure safe social distancing and sanitisation.

Read the full terms and conditions


Image credits
Main image: Painted collage by Shadric Toop

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