Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the Christmas season with its annual Festival of Carols
Wednesday, December 7 at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – and webcast live across Canada and beyond
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir welcomes the holiday season with a concert of traditional and contemporary carols and music for Christmas. The Choir will be joined again this year by the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band and by organist David Briggs. Audience members can add their voice to the traditional audience carols that will ring out with brass accompaniment.
Noel Edison has put together a program that highlights the different moods of the season, from quiet contemplation — Biebl’s Ave Maria, Darke’s In the Bleak Mid-winter and Robert Young’s Who is He in Yonder Stall — to rousing joy with works like Robert Evans’ Ring-a-the-news and Bob Chilcott’s The Sussex Carol. The audience is invited to join the Choir and the Canadian Staff Band to sing traditional favourites: Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing; Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful; God Rest you merry gentlemen; and The First Nowell.
Festival of Carols
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Noel Edison, conductor
Jennifer Min-Young Lee, associate conductor
David Briggs, organ
Canadian Staff Band, John Lam, bandmaster
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Tickets start at $35, $20 VoxTix for people 30 and under.
Tickets are sold through RCM Tickets at 416-408-0208 or online. Online seat selection and print-at-home tickets are available.
The TMC will also bring this concert to patrons across Canada and the world with a live webcast. This important outreach initiative is made possible by the support of an anonymous donor.
A webcast viewer of the 2015 Festival of Carols told us: “I am watching in the far NW of British Columbia where we don’t have these type of performances. They permit me to connect to the bigger world and especially Choral music.”
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