Before we had children me and my husband often visited the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to watch a show. My husband is quite the musician and loved listening to a live orchestra. So when I received an email back in November inviting me and my family to watch a show ‘Sing along with Santa’ I was quite intrigued. It sounded amazing but I was a little worried whether my girls, especially Harri, would be interested. I needn’t have worried – they loved it!
So when we were invited to return to see ‘Explore Fairytale Kingdoms’, we all jumped at the chance and were not disappointed. As soon as we arrived we where greeted by some Disney Princesses, much to the delight of Harri who rushed over to say hello. The show started with the music to Beauty and the Beast which was amazing, I was mesmerised at how amazing the orchestra sounded, as were the girls.
We were introduced to the presenter and court jester who, may I add, was excellent at keeping the children’s attention. Encouraging them to make actions during the songs and sing along. We were then taken along the journey of characters attending a grand ball and, as each person arrived, the orchestra would play their song. It was really good and encouraged little ones to use their imagination. The music was just beautiful with Pocahontas ‘Colors of the Wind’ being my favourite. Harri of course preferred the Frozen medley where she sang her little head off.
The good thing about the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic family shows is that they only last around an hour, which is the just about the right time before children start to get a little bit restless. It is also a really relaxed atmosphere were children can still chatter and sing whilst listening to the music.
It was a really good afternoon and I love that I am showing my children something a little different, encouraging them to listen and enjoy classical music whilst also introducing them to new experiences.
Thank you to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for inviting us along – we loved every second of it.