Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the Christmas season with its annual Festival of Carols
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
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 spans four centuries and patrons will experience this music coming from different parts of the Church, including the balconies. Repertoire stretches from the late Renaissance O Magnum Mysterium by Thomas Luis de Victoria, and Canada’s oldest Christmas carol, The Huron Carol, to the African American spiritual Keep your lamps, and Roger Miller’s Old Toy Trains. The audience is invited to join the Choir and the Canadian Staff Band to sing traditional favourites: Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Silent Night; and The First Nowell.
Festival of Carols
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 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
Tickets start at $35, $20 VoxTix for people 30 and under.
TMC Box Office: 416-598-0422, ext 221 or online at www.tmchoir.org/festival-of-carols/
This concert will also be webcast live. Watch it online at http://livestream.com/TMChoir/FestivalofCarols2015
The live webcast of Festival of Carols is sponsored by Lloyd and Dorothy Chiotti.
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