A Magical Orchestra Playing Disney Classics Is Coming To Escape To Freight Island This Christmas

By Laura Rogan

The Untold Orchestra will be bringing the festive cheer!

Bringing a little magic to the festive season after nine months of live event cancellations, Escape to Freight Island has planned a wonderful Christmas schedule, with the Untold Orchestra on hand to provide the festive soundtrack.

Crammed into four dates from December 20-23rd, the ever-popular orchestra will perform their own renditions of classic Disney tracks, with nights also dedicated to both David Bowie and Stevie Wonder.

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Here’s the full schedule:

20th December: Disney: An Orchestral Rendition
21st December: Bowie: An Orchestral Rendition
22nd December: Stevie Wonder: An Orchestral Rendition
23rd December: Disney: An Orchestral Rendition

Other events filling the festive schedule include a drag evening with food and DJs, a Christmas Eve choir and their ‘Songs Around the Campfire’ series featuring a host of live musicians.


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Comprising some of the UK’s finest classical, pop and jazz musicians, the Untold Orchestra will be joined on stage by vocalists including Jenna G, Martin Connor, Nicole Battick, Dominic Lawson, Mica Millar, Ellen Lewis, Ben Lee Smith, Yemi Bolatiwa, Lisa Olivant and Will Jaquet. The orchestra has played in Manchester a few times already, with sell-out shows such as Nina: An Orchestral Rendition and 5o Years of Abbey Road: An Orchestral Rendition.

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Bookings are on open now for the festive event, with tables booking up fast. Escape to Freight Island opened earlier this year with a number of outdoor food and drink vendors permanently on-site. The venue regularly hosts live performances, and recently expanded inside the depot, with a new Winter Island outside for the festive period.

Escape to Freight Island plans to re-open from December 16th should Manchester move into tier 2, with food vendors returning and COVID-safe performances planned in the run up to Christmas.

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