Featuring music from (or almost from):
Trump: The Opera (world premiere)
The Brexit Train or ‘Goodbye E.U.’
BBC Radio 4 The Shipping Forecast (orchestrated)
Beethoven Complete symphonies in 5 minutes
Bizet Carmen Overture
Handel Zadok the Priest (‘translated’)
Pachelbel Canon Remix
Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries
plus, the traditional, comedy ‘conducting competition’ and more. Much, much more…
Rainer Hersch conductor/host
Rainer Hersch Orkestra
I Fagiolini Choir
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and current restrictions, these performances have been rescheduled to Saturday 29 May 2021, at the new times of 5pm & 8pm. This will enable the concerts to go ahead safely.
Existing tickets for the original Thursday 31 December 2020, 3pm & 7pm performances and Saturday 1 May 2021, 3pm & 7pm performances will remain valid for the rescheduled performances on Saturday 29 May 2021 at the new times of 5pm & 8pm respectively.
If you are able to make the new date then you do not need to do anything.
If you are unable to make the new date, please contact your original point of sale and a member of our team will assist you.
We are doing our utmost to support the national effort in reducing the spread of coronavirus and the health and well-being of all our visitors, staff members and visiting performers is our number one priority. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back, very soon.
A message from Rainer Hersch:
I can’t tell you how disappointed we are. We had hoped to lift your spirits with laughter, as we all said good riddance to this totally rubbish year. I realise this will be a big disappointment for you too, having gone to the trouble of buying your tickets and preparing yourself for a fun evening.
We have been very lucky in securing that new, memorable date, 29 May 2021, when the concert will happen with all the laughter and musical high jinx we had been planning for ten days’ time: ‘At Last! The 2020 New Years Eve Bash’ will be just the same orchestra, singers (the amazing I Fagiolini) and smiles, not forgetting the world premier of Trump: The Opera (absolutely not to be missed).
Undeterred by Covid-19, star comedian and conductor, Rainer Hersch, plus band of virtuosos takes to the Cadogan Hall stage with another brand-new dollop of games, tricks and jokes for orchestra and audience. A fantastic blend of stand-up comedy and great music!
Highlights to include Trump: The Opera (world premiere)
Multi-award winning singers extraordinaire I Fagiolini. Always a sell-out: book now!
‘Music, laughter, loved it. Just brilliant’ (Twitter)
‘The funniest concert you’ll ever see’ (Time Out)
Recommended age: 7+. Please note start times.
£45 (premium), £35, £25, £19.50
Concessions: £2 off
All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See booking information for details, payment methods and delivery options.
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ENCORE Members: £5 off £35 tickets
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