Dec. 7: Christmas cheer from Upper Canada Choristers

Concert at Grace Church on-the-Hill

The Upper Canada Choristers and conductor Laurie Evan Fraser set the tone for the holiday season with a concert titled Christmas Cheer on Dec. 7, 8 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd.

The program will offer holiday favourites and less familiar repertoire, among them “Hodie Christus Natus Est” from Benjamin Britten and a set of Christmas selections by John Rutter, including his delightful musical fable “Brother Heinrich’s Christmas,” with narrator Valerie Abels, bassoonist Christian Sharpe and pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee.

The 40-member mixed choir also takes its audience on Craig Courtney’s “Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas,” with each verse reflecting a different musical period of western classical music.

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Cantemos, the choir’s Latin ensemble, will also deliver its baroque Latin American repertoire.

Cantemos and the main choir wrap up their Christmas presence with a rousing a cappella version of “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” arranged by Arthur Warrell.

Tickets are $25, with children and teens free when accompanied by an adult. Patrons are invited to bring a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank

Tickets can be reserved by calling 416-256-0510 or by email.

More information is available online.

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Posted: Nov 23 2018 8:21 am
Filed in: Arts & Music Events  THINGS TO DO