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Christmas singalong at lauderdale house

We're thrilled to invite you back to the Tea Lawn this Christmas! Join us for some festive fun as we sing through seasonal favourites with the help of professional singers and our resident pianist, accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies.

This is an outdoor eventChairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. It is your responsibility to wrap up warm. We encourage wearing lots of layers, or even bringing a blanket. We will go ahead even in the event of rain unless we deem it to be unsafe, so we recommend waterproofs, wellies and umbrellas if this is the case. Bring a lantern or torch along if you have one and help us light up the Tea Lawn! 

Download the song sheet


Stephen Hose

Stephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship, and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre.  He has played at most of the London concert halls and has performed in France and Germany.  He is currently Pianist in Residence at Lauderdale House, Highgate.

Projects abroad have ranged from the English Theater of Frankfurt to The Lost Colony at the 2,000 seat outdoor theatre on Roanoke Island, USA.  TV work has included being the pianist on Channel 4 ‘s Titanic, The Mission,  accompanist for The Choir, and 5 years as Musical Associate/Director for TV productions of Christmas Glory.  He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman’s Ellington’s Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece. 

His work as Music Director for OperaUK has included Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, the Merry Widow, Olé and El Amore Brujo. For Merry Opera work includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy). He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah. 

Alisa Hutchinson

Ailsa trained in musical theatre at Trinity Laban, and since graduating has performed in numerous shows across the country. Ailsa has performed at countless corporate and private events plus some of the country’s biggest and most prestigious theatres, clubs and cabaret venues. Credits including The Piano Works, Jools Holland, The Itchy Feet House Band.

Joe Corbett

Irish baritone Joe Corbett studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. In Ireland, he has sung roles for Opera Theatre Company, Opera Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera and Opera Northern Ireland. In the UK, he has sung for The Royal Opera, the Royal National Theatre, English Touring Opera and Opera Circus. He has also performed in music theatre and as an actor. He is a member of the Offie Award-winning ensemble Insieme, the Chamber Opera Ensemble in Residence at Lauderdale House.


Are babies welcome? 

We are happy for you to bring young ones! You do not need to purchase a ticket for children under 2 years old. 

What if I don't know any songs?

If you book a ticket, we will send you a PDF of the song sheet a few days before the show, as well as uploading it here. If you can, please download the PDF and use your phone or tablet to read it, as this is more ecologically friendly. If you can't, not to worry, we will have hard copy carol sheets available at the box office to collect when you arrive.

Can I come on my own?

Yes! Everyone is welcome, whether alone or with family and friends.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

If you or your children are in a wheelchair please call us and we’ll discuss what we can do to make sure you get the best experience.