Festival of Carols

Festival of Carols

Enjoy TMC’s annual joyous celebration of music for the season.
During this season where we are looking to find joy during a difficult time with the pandemic, the TMC is putting together a program that brings together virtual performances of new works, sing-along favourites from last year, and some Christmas stories and memories.

New works you’ll discover in this concert include Hannah Kendall’s Nativity, and the TMC Choral Composition Competition winner, A Hymn on the Nativity by Alastair Boyd.

Plan to add your voice to the sing-along of popular carols from last year’s Festival of Carols with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, – with on-screen lyrics to make it easy for all to join in.

Program

Nativity, by Hannah Kendall

Coventry Carol, arranged by Richard Allain

A Hymn on the Nativity, by Alastair Boyd (winner of the 2020 TMC Choral Composition Competition)

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, by George Frideric Handel

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, by Felix Mendelssohn

Away in a Manger, arranged by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks

The First Nowell, arranged by David Willcocks

O Come, All Ye Faithful, arranged by David Willcocks

Conductor Simon Rivard, Composer Hannah Kendall, and Composer Alastair Boyd

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