December highlights

The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale (above); T'ang Quartet (left) and cast of Dear Santa (below).
The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale (above); T'ang Quartet and cast of Dear Santa.PHOTO: BRADDELL HEIGHTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale (above); T'ang Quartet (left) and cast of Dear Santa (below).
The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale; T'ang Quartet (above) and cast of Dear Santa.PHOTO: OLIVIER CRUCIATA
The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale (above); T'ang Quartet (left) and cast of Dear Santa (below).
The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale; T'ang Quartet and cast of Dear Santa (above).PHOTO: DIVA PRODUCTIONS

MUSIC

SSO CHRISTMAS CONCERT

What: Traditional carols and yuletide jingles get the full orchestral treatment, as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir and Singapore Bible College Chorale join forces.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place

When: Dec 11 to 13, 7.30pm (Friday & Saturday), 4pm (Sunday)

Admission: $20 to $80 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

A NOT-SO-CLASSICAL X'MAS

What: The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra and The Joy Chorale put cheeky twists on festive classics - such as setting Christmas carols to Hokkien tunes - in this fun concert for the family.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive

When: Dec 13, 5pm

Admission: $15 from Sistic

SG50@VCH: T'ANG QUARTET - COMING HOME

What: The T'ang Quartet sends 2015 off with a burst of nostalgia in a concert that offers a look back at its journey, from its formation in 1992.

Where: Victoria Concert Hall

When: Dec 19, 7.30pm

Admission: $35 from Sistic

THE PHILHARMONIC WINDS GOES POP

What: From South Korea to the United States, The Philharmonic Winds take audiences on a journey around the globe with this concert of pop gems. But home is where the heart is: In a special segment marking SG50, the ensemble will pay tribute to local songwriters Liang Wern Fook and Dick Lee.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: Dec 19, 7.30pm

Admission: $25 from Sistic

THEATRE

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

What: A self-absorbed emperor celebrates the 50th year of his reign with a grand national dress parade, but gets tricked by two tailors in this Wild Rice production.

When: Till Dec 12, 7.30pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday), 2.30 and 7.30pm (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)

Admission: $45 to $80 from Sistic

GRC (GENG REBUT CABINET)

What: Teater Ekamatra's play comes in the wake of Singapore's Sept 11 polls and follows a political party's search for a minority candidate. The catch: He or she must be Chinese.

Where: Flexible Performance Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Block F, Level 1, 1 McNally Street

When: Dec 9 to 13, 8pm (Wednesday to Friday), 3 and 8pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Admission: $35 from Sistic

DEAR SANTA

What: Santa Claus is on a search for the perfect Christmas gift and the audience is invited. This show from Britain, based on a children's book by Rod Campbell, is a charming day out for the family, with audience interaction and sing-alongs.

Where: Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive

When: Dec 11 to 13, 5pm (Friday), 11am and 2 and 5pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Admission: $38 to $58 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2015, with the headline 'December highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe