Essex Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform against the backdrop of the award-winning animated film Peter and the Wolf. The beautiful music and stunning visuals will capture your interest in this classic tale.

The show will also include The 12 Days of Christmas and Christmas at the Movies performed by local school choirs alongside our fantastic orchestra.

Join us in Colchester and Brentwood this Christmas:

Wednesday 6 December 2023 at Colchester’s Charter Hall

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Wednesday 13 December 2023 at The Brentwood Centre

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“This is the story of Peter and the Wolf…”

A young boy in the wilderness, meets a variety of quirky animals, including a playful duck, a mischievous cat, and a curious bird. Peter’s grandfather scolds him for being outside past the gates, warning of the dangers of the wolf nearby…

 The story of Peter and the Wolf is enchantingly brought to life through the silent film being accompanied by a live performance of the expressive music of Prokofiev and we are delighted to present some of Essex’s finest young musicians who will be brought together as the Essex Youth Chamber Orchestra to present this performance.


Our flagship Youth Orchestra is made up of young people who all found a passion for learning a musical instrument from a young age, and performances like this are an important way to bring the joy of live orchestral music to inspire the next generation of musicians to start their own musical journey.


We look forward to seeing you at Colchester and Brentwood as part of our Christmas celebrations!

– Peter Lovell, Head of Essex Music Service.

For further information, please telephone Essex Music Service on 03330 138953 or email