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Raising the Roof with Roberts Bakery Band!

Roberts Bakery Band will be raising the roof at Tatton this
roberts-bakery-band Christmas and cooking up a seasonal selection of brass band music.

Their concert in Tatton’s stately Tenants’ Hall on Saturday, December 13 is one of a number of Christmas concerts taking place at Tatton this year.

Guaranteed to banish those winter blues, Tatton’s concert series has long established itself as one of the highlights of the festive season, making fantastic Christmas presents for friends and loved ones.  Tickets are already selling fast.

northern-chamber-orchestraThe Northern Chamber Orchestra, joined by Weaverham High School Choir, will be getting the festivities off  to a sparkling start with an evening of classical Christmas favourites (including music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - in keeping with Tatton’s enchanting mansion theme this year) and carols on Thursday, 11 December. The orchestra will also be joined by award-winning, Merseyside poet, Terry Caffrey.  This is followed on Friday, December 12 by the City of Chester Male Voice Choir. 

On Saturday, December 13 an evening of brass band music by Roberts Bakery Band is for many the highlight of their run up to Christmas. This is the 7th time the Northwich - based and internationally touring band has treated audiences at Tatton to a repertoire of classical, traditional and popular music. 

Tatton Park Events manager Rachel Morris said: “We always look forward to this time of year and the Christmas concerts really bring the festivities to life. Each of the musical groups are so passionate about their performance, the atmosphere is truly wonderful. A great night to be had by all and remembered for years.”

All concerts take place in the Tenants’ Hall of Tatton’s stunning neo-classical mansion.  Visitors to the evening concert performances have the opportunity to stroll though the beautifully decorated mansion, which this year is a sparkling interpretation of the Nutcracker ballet. Visitors enter the story as Clara and Fritz celebrate a traditional Christmas Eve and witness scenes of Clara’s Nutcracker doll and gingerbread soldiers battling against the Mouse King’s army, and her journey weaving through the Christmas Forest to the Land of Sweets. Concert goers will be able to enjoy a warm winter drink before the performances commence at 8pm. 

Pre-concert suppers are available in the Stables nutcracker_mansionrestaurant or in the new cosy Gardener’s Cottage tea room. Visit on the night or reserve a table on 01565 755001 for the Stables or 01625 374467 for the Gardener’s Cottage.

The concerts are part of a full events calendar at Tatton Park this Christmas.  New for this year is a magical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen by Quantum theatre, a perfect matinee production for the whole family to enjoy. For a full listing of all Christmas events call 01625 374400 or please visit  what's on at Christmas.

Concert Details

Northern Chamber Orchestra: Thursday, December 11. 

Tickets: £20, under 18s, £12. 

City of Chester Male Voice Choir: Friday, December 12. Tickets £15

Roberts Bakery Band: Saturday, December 13.Tickets £15.

Theatre Details

The Snow Queen: Sunday December 14. Tickets £12, Child (up to 15 years) £8, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £30

Bookings: for Roberts Bakery Band, Chester Male Voice Choir and The Snow Queen call 01625 374400; for Northern Chamber Orchestra call 0161 247 2220. Price includes free park entry (usually £5 per car).

Enjoying our Christmas concerts is just one of over 101 things to do at Tatton Park. This brand new campaign, launched in April features 101 of the best possible experiences to be enjoyed at Tatton this year. These range from feeding Tatton’s deer their daily breakfast to singing happy birthday with a rare breed pig: watching the Vikings invade Tatton’s Old Hall to escaping in to a New Zealand rain forest.

For further information about this release contact: 

Vicky Wilby, Marketing Department Tel: 01625 374417 / Email: Vicky.wilby@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust. This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant, a new Gardener’s Cottage tea room and a year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. By 2016/17 it is expected that over 1 million visitors a year will enjoy this experience. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. More information about the vision.