On Wednesday, December 11 th the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, led by Noel Edison, will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year the Choir welcomes special guest, tenor superstar Ben Heppner. Ben will sing some fireside favourites and join with the Choir for O Holy Night and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, among others.
The concert will include a wide range of choral music fit for the season, from the contemplative to the traditional, along with some rousing favourites. Stories for the season, told by Noel Edison and Ben Heppner, add to the festive mood and a carol sing-along will encourage the audience to add their voices to this welcome to the holiday season.
The evening’s program includes:
Fireside favourites by Ben Heppner
Performed by the Choir
Ring a the news
O Holy Night with Ben Heppner
I saw three ships
The Three Kings
Go tell it on the mountain
Hodie Christus Natus Est
Pie Jesu with Ben Heppner
God is with us
First Nowell (Audience sing-along)
Hark the Herald (audience sing-along)
O come all ye faithful (audience sing-along)
Rick Phillip’s informative program notes about the origin of Christmas carols are available online: http://www.tmchoir.org/tmcPerformances/program-notes_the-christmas-carol.cfm
Festival of Carols
December 11, 2013, 7:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.
Noel Edison, conductor and narrator
Caron Daley, associate conductor
Ben Heppner, tenor and narrator
Michael Bloss, organ
James Bourne, piano
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Tickets: $35 to $76; $35 to $70 for seniors; VoxTix $25 for 30 years and under. VIP tickets are also available which include premium seating and a reception with Ben Heppner following the performance. Ticket prices include HST and all service charges. Tickets are available from the TMC Box Office: 416-598-0422, ext 221 or online at http://www.tmchoir.org/tmcPerformances/boxOffice.cfm.
Concert program is subject to change without notice.
416-598-0422, ext 224