RESIDENTS are invited to join a 70-piece orchestra as they perform music from the best-loved festive films of all time in Basingstoke.

The Christmas at the Movies show will include music from films such as Love Actually, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf, The Polar Express, Home Alone, The Holiday, Harry Potter, It's A Wonderful Life, and many more.

The concert will be conducted by artistic director and principal conductor Jack Campey and will be at The Anvil on Tuesday, November 28.

Basingstoke Gazette:  Artistic director and principal conductor Jack Campey Artistic director and principal conductor Jack Campey (Image: The Anvil)

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He said: “It’s a great thrill to be performing at The Anvil, one of the finest concert halls in the country, with a wonderful acoustic. We are excited to share the magic of Christmas at the Movies with a special concert celebrating a selection of brilliant film scores that have enchanted countless audiences over time.  

“With so many nostalgic and festive films out there, it’s been a challenge to curate a programme, but rest assured there will be something for everyone. We have pulled out all the stops to source music that in some cases has not seen the light of day since it was originally recorded for the film, so it’s an honour for us to give a couple of pieces a new lease of life. This will be a truly magical concert to remember.”

The Studio Orchestra is an acclaimed professional orchestra and comprises some of the finest freelance musicians in the UK.

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It has wowed audiences over the past five years celebrating music from John Williams, Hans Zimmer and many others.

It has a track record of building audiences within symphonic music and is delighted it has introduced so many people to the glorious music of film. 

Residents who want to find out more information or to book tickets should contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit