In Teddy, ‘Tis the Seasonpopular baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes offers audiences a feast of classical, traditional and popular Christmas music. He is joined by soprano Cristina Russo, renowned Welsh international concert pianist Rhodri Clarke and renowned Victorian harpist, Alannah Guthrie-Jones. We asked him to share a little of what he has in store.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Photo: supplied
What are your favourite pieces of Christmas music?
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, the AmenChorus from the Messiah, Good King Wenceslasand, yes…. Snoopy’s Christmas!
Are you someone who likes Christmas or shudders at the thought of it?
I love Christmas. What really makes it special for me is that it’s a time of great stillness. It’s the one day of the years when everything stops and becomes peaceful.
Can you tell us a bit about Teddy ’Tis the Seasonand who you have performing with you?
There are four shows being performed in three states. The idea was to take a quality Christmas show with fine musicians to regional centres.
I believe the music ranges from classical repertoire to popular Christmas songs. Can you give us examples of what you will...