Thursday, December 18, 2008

Alastair Mackenzie Touring with Royal Scottish National Orchestra for Snowman Narration

Ho Ho HO! More Holiday treats, this one from the Laird himself. :D
Actor (and Sigma Films' own) Alastair Mackenzie is making some live appearances this week, performing in select places with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Alastair is providing the narration to Raymond Brigg's classic The Snowman with the RSNO this week, making stops throughout Scotland, including Glasgow this weekend. You can see a video promoting this concert event, and Alastair's narration here via the Orchestra website.

Tickets still remain for his appearance on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. If you are lucky enough to be in the area, more info and tickets can be purchased via this link. ENJOY!!!!

Press reports on earlier performances this week include this from the Courier, and the Herald who gave good marks to Alastair: The programme also featured a hauntingly poignant performance of The Snowman, beautifully narrated by actor Alastair Mackenzie, with flawless singing by the RSNO Juniors. But among all the Christmas beauties, the nonsense, the hilarity and the sense of fun that characterised the show, there was one real revelation: the sheer quality, enhanced by the Caird Hall's glorious acoustic, of the RSNO Junior Chorus, especially in their performances of Panis Angelicus and Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night.

Edit to add obligatory Archie video from beloved Monarch of the Glen.
Guilty pleasure, my love of the Christmas song by Mariah Carey-and yea totally they play it to death these two songs, but admit it, its catchy bouncy song about wanting love at Christmas which we all have wished for at one point or another oh yes you have!
Anyway, someone set it to a montage of the great Archie/Lexie ship of love that will never sink! :) wheeeeee


  1. Sue

    As you may have seen on the MOTG website, I have booked to go to this concert on Saturday evening, tickets are scarce! I will report back.
    A great Christmas present, Alastair live!


  2. Hi Caroline!

    Yay, thats grand news! Sooo glad you are/got to go!:) I shall be looking forward to hearing how it went!

    Thanks ever so much for stopping by here, truly I do appreciate it! Y'all have been soo nice on the boards there, truly lovely and so many great discussions Im catching up on-just wish I could watch all those great repeats starting on ITV. Yes I have the Monarch DVDs but still such fun to watch it on tv, Im quite envious lol

    Thanks again :)