Festival of Carols

Join us for TMC’s annual celebration of joyous music for the season – this year with new guest artists – the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Experience the joy of John Rutter’s music, with a selection of his carol arrangements in their stunning original orchestrations, and works by Willan, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and others. As always, we invite you to add your voice to the popular audience carol sing-along, this year with full orchestral accompaniment. Choose from two nights.

Concert repertoire

O come, O come Immanuel, arr. Rutter
The Three Kings, by Healey Willan
Here are we in Bethlehem, Healey Willan
Hodie Christus natus est, Healey Willan
“L’adieu des bergers”, from L’enfance du Christ, Hector Berlioz
Quem vidistis pastores, by Francis Poulenc
5th Symphony, 3rd movement, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Christmas Lullaby, John Rutter
Here we come a-wassailing, arr. John Rutter
O come all ye faithful – singalong with audience
Lully, lulla, Kenneth Leighton
There is no Rose, John Joubert
Make we joy now in this feast, Derek Holman
The first Nowell – singalong with audience
“Nowell” from Hodie, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sleigh Ride, Frederic Delius
In Bethlehem upon that morn, Zachary Windus – winner of the 2019 TMC Choral Composition Competition
Jesus our brother, arr. David Fallis
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, arr. David Fallis
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – singalong with audience


David Fallis

Ezra Burke
associate conductor

Gergely Szokolay
collaborative pianist

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
Simon Rivard, conductor

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Check out the video to see the audience joining in to sing The First Nowell at our 2018 Festival of Carols.

Can’t join us in Toronto? Watch the concert online with LiveStream.

Livestream webcast

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:30 pm

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street

Price 1: $78
Price 2: $67
Price 3: $55
Price 4: $35
VoxTix (30 & under): $20

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