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NCH Shay Byrne (nar­ra­tor), FACT School of Per­form­ing Arts & Show­time The­atre School, Orches­tra of the NCH/Simon Chalk. The Snow­man Movie Christ­mas Spe­cial. Noon/ 2.30pm/5pm/7.30pm 19-130 01-4170000 Also Sun NCH Snow­man Movie Christ­mas Spe­cial. See Satur­day. Noon/ 2.30pm/5pm/7.30pm 19-130 01-4170000 NCH NCC, IBO/John Butt. Bach: Nun komm der Hei­den Hei­land;


Satur­day 15


Harty Room Ju­nior Academy of Mu­sic con­cert. 10.30am Adm free 048-90975337 Waterfront Hall Han­del: Mes­siah. See Fri­day. 7.30pm £8-£25 048-90239955


Farm­leigh, Phoenix Park Glória. Carol Singing. 2.30pm Adm free Cen­tre for Cre­ative Prac­tices, 15 Lwr Pem­broke St Elizabeth Hil­liard (so­prano). Gráinne Mul­vey: The Gift of Free­dom; The Sea­farer; Two Re­flec­tions; Hid­den Mem­o­ries. 8pm 18.50


Sun­day 16


Ne­nagh Arts Cen­tre Ce­line Byrne and Guests. A Clas­si­cal Christ­mas. 8pm 125 067-34400 Hugh Lane Gallery En­sem­ble Avalon. Wal­lace: Mazurka-étude; arr McHale: She Moved Through the Fair; Philip Ham­mond: The Beard­less Boy; Mo­eran: Pre­lude; Pi­az­zolla/Bra­gato: Four Sea­sons of Buenos Aires. Noon Adm free 01-2225550 St Pa­trick’s Cathe­dral Carols for All. 3.15pm Adm free St John’s Church, Dublin Rd, Kilkenny Mal­colm Proud (harp­si­chord), Brass En­sem­ble, Kilkenny Choir/Philip Ed­mond­son. Byrd Mass for Four Voices. 4.30pm 18

Mon­day 17 DUBLIN


Christ Church Cathe­dral Morn­ing­ton Singers/Orla Flana­gan. Noël! 8pm 115 Farm­leigh, Phoenix Park Cap­pella. Carol Singing. 1.30pm Adm free St An­drew’s Church, West­land Row Robin Tritschler (tenor), RIAM Chorale, RIAM Cham­ber Orches­tra/Blá­naid Murphy. Brit­ten: Sim­ple Sym­phony; Arvo Pärt: Can­tus in Memoriam Ben­jamin Brit­ten; Brit­ten: Saint Ni­co­las. 4pm 110 01-6325300 St An­drew’s Church, West­land Row Denise Kelly (harp), Can­tairí Avon­dale/Ruaidhri Ó Dálaigh. A Tra­di­tional Na­tiv­ity – Ex­plor­ing Christ­mas Choral Tra­di­tions at Home and Abroad. 7.30pm 115 Bux­te­hude: In dulci ju­bilo; Das neuge­borne Kin­delein; Corelli: Christ­mas Con­certo; Mou­ton: Ave Maria; Noe! Noe!; MA Char­p­en­tier: In Na­tiv­i­tatem Domini. 8pm 120 01-4170000


RIAM Cham­ber mu­sic master class with the Ap­ple Hill Quar­tet. 10am Adm free 01-6325300

Wed­nes­day 19 BELFAST

Ul­ster Hall Ben McA­teer (bari­tone), Belfast Phil­har­monic Choir, UO/Robert Houli­han. Bridge: A Christ­mas Dance; Re­spighi: The Ado­ra­tion of the Magi; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Vaughan Wil­liams: Fan­ta­sia on Christ­mas Carols. 1.10pm £6 048-90239955


NCH Ce­line Byrne, Regina Nathan, Cara O’Sul­li­van (so­pra­nos), John Mur­ray (pre­sen­ter), RTÉ NSO/John Fin­u­cane. The Three So­pra­nos Christ­mas Gala. 3.15pm/8pm 115-142.50 01-4170000 Mill The­atre, Dundrum Christ­mas with the Dex­ter Fam­ily En­sem­ble. 8pm 116 01-2969340


For­get Turkey! (We’re Go­ing to Phuket This Christ­mas) A new com­edy for grown-ups, set in an A&E with an el­derly man on a trol­ley. For­get Turkey! takes an er­ratic and arch look back on a tu­mul­tuous 2012. Lyric The­atre Un­til Jan 13 Var­i­ous times £10-£18 lyricthe­atre.co.uk


Away in A Ma­jor Singer and per­former Su­san­nah de Wrixon pairs with jazz mu­si­cian Jim Do­herty for a sea­sonal re­vue of spo­ken word and song, in­clud­ing texts by Maeve Binchy and Dy­lan Thomas and songs old and new. Mill The­atre, Dundrum Dec 20 8pm 120/116 millthe­atre.ie The Big House Set in the 1920s, where you, the lo­cals, are in­vited to Up­ton Abbey to wit­ness things get­ting to­tally out of hand, this alternative pan­tomime trades in in­nu­endo-filled yarn. Na­tional Lep­rechaun Mu­seum Fri & Sat un­til Jan 26 8pm 115 lep­rechaun mu­seum.ie Blood Ties Fo­cus The­atre and the New The­atre present three one-acts by Andy Hinds that ex­plore the search for fam­ily and iden­tity in con­tem­po­rary Ire­land through par­ent­hood, domestic col­lapse, des­ti­tu­tion and hope. The New The­atre Ends Dec 15 7.30pm 110-115 the­newthe­atre.com

Tues­day 18

The­atre list­ings: Peter Craw­ley pcraw­ley@irish­times.com Cu­ri­ous Tales for Christ­mas Ste­wart Roche adapts three

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