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RISSMANN
The Chimpanzees of Happytown (c. 50’)

Based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.

The delightful story of Chutney the Chimp is brought to life through Paul Rissmann’s brilliant live music, captivatingly presented by narrator Chris JarvisIt’s tremendous fun for little ones and the perfect opportunity to learn new songs. The Chimpanzees of Happytown follows in the immensely popular footsteps of our previous family concerts including Stan and Mabel and Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants.

Don't forget to join us for our fun pre-concert activities!

We have lots of exciting activities for you to take part in before the concert starts. Pre-concert activities begin 90 mins prior to each concert in Edinburgh and 2 hours prior to the concert in Glasgow.

Activities include:

  • Become maestro of our multi-coloured orchestra and try out a range of child-friendly instruments.
  • Have your face painted like a chimpanzee!
  • Make flowers to decorate Chutney's tree.

https://youtu.be/ntWY4FBiLl4

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Chris Jarvis
Narrator
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Chris Jarvis joined Children’s BBC in 1993 and has hosted ‘Fully Booked’, ‘The Friday Zone’, ‘Playdays’, ‘Jungle Run’, ‘Step Inside’, ‘Mini Stargazers’ to name just a few.  In 2002 he launched CBeebies and currently stars in ‘Show Me Show Me’ with songs, comedy sketches and imaginative play. He co-devised and wrote the RTS and BAFTA winning ‘Old Jack’s Boat’ starring Bernard Cribbins, as well as other shows and pantos for TV.

Paul Rissmann
Composer
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Paul Rissmann is a composer, presenter, and music educationalist working with orchestras and ensembles around the world. He is Children’s Composer in Residence at Music in the Round and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Animateur with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with Microsoft, Philharmonia Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.