Essex Youth Orchestra will perform against the backdrop of the popular animated film based on Raymond Briggs’ 1978 picture book of the same name. The meltingly beautiful music will warm your heart!

Early evening concerts will include the iconic song Walking in the Air performed by singers from local primary schools.

On Friday 2 December, the first concert took place Colchester’s Charter Hall future events are in Saffron Walden’s Saffron Hall (8 December) and two concerts (12 & 13 December) in Christ Church, Chelmsford

On a snowy night, a young boy called James looks out of his window and sees that the snowman he built has miraculously come to life.  As he runs outside, the snowman offers his hand and whisks James away on an incredible Christmas Eve adventure.

We are excited that our flagship youth orchestra will be performing the beautiful music of The Snowman this month at four early evening concerts. In the afternoon before each concert, a packed audience of local schools have been invited to see the film and hear and engage with a live orchestra. During each evening concert the iconic song Walking in the Air will be sung by selected local school students.

The Snowman is part of the Essex Year of Reading, a year that has inspired many children to discover a lifelong love of reading and we know all who attend these concerts will experience a memorable performance which may start a lifetime passion for music.” said Peter Lovell, Head of Essex Music Service.

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