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Handel's glorious oratorio
Lighthouse, Poole

Since 1742, Handel's Messiah has secured itself in the Christmas calendar, not least due to being full of beautiful arias as we retell the story of Christ.

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Mark Wigglesworth

Mark Wigglesworth

Principal Guest Conductor

BSO Principal Guest Conductor Mark Wigglesworth

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The BSO Participate team work with the youngest and oldest members of communities across the South West, bringing music into the heart of everyday life.

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Christmas Cake Concert (Dementia-Friendly)

Christmas Cake Concert (Dementia-Friendly)

Live music, cake and conversation
The Spire, Poole

In these dementia-friendly performances, members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform well-known classics for all to enjoy.

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