The Ulster Orchestra to bring some festive cheer

Next month, The Ulster Orchestra will continue their exciting local series with a run of festive concerts suitable for all tastes.

Handel’s famed Messiah opens the trio of performances on Wednesday 6th of December and is followed by the Magic of Christmas on Tuesday 18th of December. The glitter of Strauss and Vienna! brings the festive season to a close on 6th of January.     

Handel’s Messiah is a perennial favourite, a true gift of musical and spiritual expression that has resounded through the ages. This inspirational masterpiece will be performed in the Guildhall on Wednesday 6th of December, alongside Derry’s very own acclaimed chamber choir Codetta, soprano Ailish Tynan and other distinguished soloists.

The series continues with the Magic of Christmas in the Millennium Forum on 18th of December. You can join the Ulster Orchestra on a seasonal sleigh ride through all your festive favourites, including The Polar Express, Winter Wonderland and White Christmas. Featuring the vocal talents of West End soloists Shona Lindsay and Michael Dore, ably supported by the Codetta Choir.

Vienna! brings a night of glittering allure to the Millennium Forum on Sunday 6th of January. The Ulster Orchestra’s annual celebration of all things Viennese is bound to enchant, with selections from the Merry Widow to the Blue Danube – and not forgetting the unmistakable Radetzky March!

Tickets for all of the performances are available now from the Millennium Forum Box Office on 02871 264455 or online at with a range of discounts available for 16-24 year olds and under 16s going free with a paying adult.

Plus, The Ulster Orchestra have partnered with the Maldron and Bishop’s Gate Hotels to offer all concert ticket holders special discounts. All you need to do is present your concert ticket at the Maldron’s Grain and Grill Restaurant on the day of the performance to receive 20% off your food bill. You can also book a night’s B&B for two in the Bishop’s Gate Hotel for £139 per double room, which includes two mid-price tickets for either Magic of Christmas or Vienna! Contact 02871140300 or for more details.


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