London Pops - Programmes
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Christmas Family Pops!  -  Festive Fun for all the Family!
 - Launched Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 1992

Christmas Line

A one hour Festive Singalong in between Christmas shopping! (souvenir song sheets provided!) joining the Orchestra and Singers in Snowy Singalongs, Go on a musical Sleigh Ride, Sing about, and meetSanta Claus  himself! and Frostie the Snowman too!!
Bring homemade bells to jingle along to the Festive Fun!
Music from favourite Disney and MGM family films too!

Frosty the Snowman

Click to see and here some samples from our Christmas Show

SingaLongaShow! - where the audience are the chorus!
- Launched The Sage, Gateshead, 2009

West End Maestro, Ian McMillan, rehearses and conducts a  thrilling, non -stop 'showbiz' extravaganza of all your favourite Songs from the Shows, in an unforgettable evening of musical fun!
In the first half, Ian and the Orchestra, prepare you in hits from Chicago, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Cats, Phantom, Evita and Joseph (souvenir song sheets provided!), before joining a West End star duo , who lead a full audience singalong amidst their own star solo spots!
Come dressed as your favourite show character to win a showbiz prize!

Stage & Screen Spectacular!
Launched  Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 1993 and direct
from The Royal Albert Hall, London 2003

A  ‘Thrilling mix of Film,TV Themes & Film Musicals‘, hosted by a VIP special guest film star!, in a selection from;
Harry Potter, Star Wars, Singin in The Rain, West Side Story, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ghostbusters, Jaws, TV Soaps, Superman, Mary Poppins,  South Pacific,  Jesus Christ Superstar,  James Bond Movies,  New York, New York
A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! That’s Entertainment! and lots more!!

3 OUTER SPACE SPECTACULAR!
LED BY DR WHO ACTOR

1A MIND-BLOWING JOURNEY THROUGH TIME WITH A SPECTACULAR PROGRAMME OF SPACE INSPIRED MUSIC COMPLETE WITH A STUNNING LASER & LIGHT SHOW IN EXCERPTS FROM; Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, ET, The Empire Strikes Back, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Planets, Return Of The Jedi, Captain Scarlett, Thunderbirds, & of course, Dr Who!!
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PINK CHAMPAGNE!
In association with The London Operetta Company
 

2A ‘Sparkling’ party treat set in a stylish Viennese Café offering a tasty menu of seasonal music including all your favourite Strauss Waltzes, Polkas,& Marches mixed with popular operetta songs from;
The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Countess Maritza & The Student Prince sung by Britain’s favourite operetta soprano Marilyn Hill Smith (BBC Radio 2 & New Sadler’s Wells Opera) & tenor Tim Evans Jones. (Glyndebourne Opera)
Enjoy a complimentary glass of ‘pink fizz’ to toast the season in our party night to remember!

honor blackman 1FILMHARMONIC POPS!
Starring former Bond Girl - Honor Blackman

Take your seats, sit back & enjoy glorious ‘big screen’ moments in the company of The London Pops as they play themes from The Big Country, Jaws, Murder On The Orient Express, Superman, ET, Disney, Schindlers List, Gone With The Wind, Dr Zhivago, Love Story, Dangerous Moonlight, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ghostbusters, 633 Squadron, Jurassic Park & of course those legendary 007 Bond movies!

THE BEST OF BRITISH!

The Great British Musical
launched on BBC Radio 2 1992, and enjoyed 2 sell out performances at London's Royal Albert Hall 1999.



HOSTED BY London Pops Patron - broadcaster DAVID JACOBS with a costumed cast of singers & dancers!

A Celebration of the British Musical Stage over the last 100 years in selections from the popular pens of Gilbert & Sullivan, Edwardian gems, The Arcadians & Merrie England, romantic songs by Noel Coward & Ivor Novello, & smash hits from the 60’s & 70’s (Oliver, Half A Sixpence, Pickwick, Blood Brothers etc) before coming bang up to date with the theatrical successes of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
A fully staged costumed show!

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LAST NIGHT OF THE GREAT BRITISH PROMS!
DIRECT FROM THE BANQUETING HOUSE, LONDON
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A Patriotic feast of British light orchestral favourites by Elgar, Sullivan, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Coates, & Ron Goodwin, in a fully costumed and choreographed programme complete with Dancers & Singers in an original presentation of this great British tradition with all the patriotic excitement & party atmosphere!

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN POPS!
Premiered during The Richard Rodgers Centenary Year 2002.

The very best songs & scenes from Stage & Screen smash hit musicals, Oklahoma, The King & I, South Pacific, Carousel, and of course, The Sound Of Music!
Two star singers invite the audience to join in a couple of well- known medleys complete with choreographic actions without even leaving their seats!

 

 
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These are just a few of our popular programmes currently available where our blend of popular music, audience participation & refreshingly relaxed & informal style of presentation is proving to be the perfect choice.
However, we are happy to discuss at any time individual promoters requirements and tailor our appearance exactly to suit each client & special event.

The London Pops offer varied & unusual programmes and unlike other orchestras, offer a variable playing strength of between 24 & 80 musicians to meet your requirements & budget.
We are also happy to quote & suggest Star soloists & Presenters, lighting, sound design, staging, fireworks, indoor pyrotechnics,& even ‘dancing fountains’ offering you an unbeatable ‘Full Event Management’ service.

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3 POPULAR GILBERT AND SULLIVAN COMIC OPERA'S PRESENTED WITH YOU, THE AUDIENCE, AS THE CHORUS!

TRIAL BY JURY 4U!

HMS PINAFORE 4U! 
(with rousing patriotic flag waving finale!)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE 4U!

For several years, we have successfully been presenting 3 of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic opera’s  - with the audience as the chorus at Festivals & Theatres Nationwide!
Armed with specially edited souvenir vocal scores (included in the ticket price), our dynamic & entertaining Director, Ian McMillan, (Music Director of Carl Rosa Opera  & West End Musicals), prepares everyone in their roles from the piano (or with Orchestra) for the first hour.
After the interval, the audience take on their roles of Jury & Bridesmaids (Trial ), Sailors, Sisters, Cousins & Aunts, (HMS Pinafore ) or Pirates, Policemen & Major General Stanley’s Daughters (Pirates ), joining six costumed principal soloists from the legendary D’Oyly Carte & English National Opera Companies, for a colourful, unforgettable evening’s fun & entertainment for all ages!
Click HERE for more details.

Artistic Director: Ian McMillan
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