Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Play -- The Snowman

Last week I took the kids to a Christmas show with the UK home schooling group.  This show while unfamiliar to me is a UK Christmas classic.  My daughter fell in love with the Piano piece "Walking in the Air"  The music is by Howard Blake who is an English composer and this year marks the 30th anniversary of the animated TV show, which has no words except for the song "Walking in the Air."

We were pleased to see that on stage was going to be a Orchestra

The story narrators--the version we saw did have a story line

Little Man loves the shadow puppets used to tell the story along with the music and narrators
The Orchestra set the musical mood and of coursed played the famous song "Walking in the Air"

After the show the Conductor explained the various parts of  a Orchestra and introduced the instruments.  They also held a short Q and A session which was wonderful for the children

We had a lovely time.  I found this version of the full story.  I hope you will enjoy watching it with your children:)  This year Channel 4 will be showing a sequel called the "Snowman and the Snow Dog" in honor of the 30 year anniversary.  We plan on watching it as a family:)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that sounds like a fun adventure. I liked the idea of a shadow puppets. Thank you for sharing this one; I loved it.
    Blessings and hugs!