Theater serves up a Christmas feast

Christmas is coming and Shanghai Poly Grand Theater will provide a musical feast guaranteed to warm every one's  heart on a cold winter's day.

In a few days, it will be December and the festival most popular with children — Christmas Day. In the traditional tale, reindeer pull a sleigh to help Santa Claus deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve, making it their most excited night of the year.

Children will also send gift cards to friends, teachers and parents, wishing others a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Traditionally, people will enjoy a feast on Christmas Day, but it is worth mentioning that Shanghai Poly Grand Theater will be presenting a musical feast guaranteed to warm every one’s  heart on a cold winter’s day.

Five concerts with a Christmas theme will be performed in the theater.

Performances that will include a children’s choir, orchestra and ballet can cultivate children’s appreciation of culture and will be helpful for all those who are learning an instrument.

Christmas is one of the highlights of the theater’s performing season.

Theater serves up a Christmas feast
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Shanghai Poly Grand Theater Children’s Choir

Children’s choir

Shanghai Poly Grand Theater launched its children’s choir in 2015 to provide a platform for their talent.So far, the children’s choir has about 200 members and attended various activities partnering with the Vienna Boys Choir, American-Chinese singer Huang Ying and GEG Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The choir will perform Christmas songs including “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” — a great way to spend Christmas eve.

Date: December 24, 7:30pm

Ticket: 100 yuan

Theater serves up a Christmas feast
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“Swan Lake” by Royal Russian Ballet

Ballet ‘Swan Lake’

The classical ballet became popular in Russia in the early 19th century and has attracted ballet lovers all around the world and has become part of that country’s heritage. The ballet troupe keeps the traditional, professional and standardized art performing format and tries to revive and promote the best traditions of the Russian ballet to the world. Since 2006, the troupe started its tour to China, showing its technique and beautiful scenery to Chinese audience and won a high reputation. “Swan Lake,” composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, is one of the most popular and influential ballets throughout history, absolutely worth the watch.

Date: December 29, 7:30pm

Tickets: 80-580 yuan

Concert by GEG Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra is among the world’s greatest ensembles.It has taken part in a great many music festivals — Metal Festivals in France, George Enescu Music Festival in Romania, Sziget Festival in Hungary and Prague Spring International Music Festival in Czech — and toured to the US, Canada, the UK, Austria, France and Germany. Conductor Gregor Dubuclet has directed the musicians since 2007 and has a number of world-class performances to his name. The troupe inherited the spirit of classical German music, and is known for its perfect performances of the work of German and Austrian composers.

Date: December 30, 7:30pm

Tickets: 80-380 yuan

Poly Grand Theater

Tel: 5951-3300

Address: 159 Baiyin Rd


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