We are delighted to announce that presenter and Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champion Ore Oduba will host our three A Choral Christmas concerts on 19, 20 and 21 December at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Ore Oduba, an experienced live host and presenter, became a household name in 2016 demonstrating his showmanship qualities on the Strictly floor. An audience of over 13 million watched him and partner Joanne Clifton crowned champions in 2016, the most watched final in the programme’s history.
His popularity amongst audiences was cemented in 2017 when he was welcomed into the family of presenters at BBC Radio 2. Ore can currently be heard deputising on Steve Wright in the Afternoons or settling listeners into their Sunday nights as he covers for Claudia Winkleman.
Other notable high-profile credits include regular presenting slots on The One Show and ITV's This Morning. But Ore's dancing shoes are never far away. He continues his work from the Royal Opera House, presenting some of the finest ballet productions live to cinema screens worldwide. And 2018 will see Ore fulfil a dream as host of the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.
A Choral Christmas will feature the full CBSO orchestra with the CBSO Chorus and CBSO Youth Chorus all conducted by renowned choral director Simon Halsey CBE. The other members of the CBSO’s family of choirs will also join the seasonal celebrations, with the CBSO Children’s Chorus performing on 19 and 20 December, and SO Vocal on 21 December.
Ore said “Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year so I’m delighted to be joining the amazing CBSO and choruses for a special festive celebration”
Seasonal music old and new, carols for the whole family to join in and sing along with, and added celebrity sparkle from the charming Ore Oduba makes A Choral Christmas the premier family event in Birmingham for this festive season. Tickets are available for £52, £46, £40, £30.50, £24 and £13 (with £10 tickets available for children aged 17 or under*).
The concert on 19 December has been made possible with generous support from Lord Digby and Lady Patricia Jones of Birmingham
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