UPDATED FOR 2016: Want to appreciate the Christmas season before it passes by? You may want to consider attending one of the following Toronto Christmas concerts 2016 before the holiday is here. Whether you enjoy the communal feeling at Roy Thomson Hall or the intimacy of a 19th century Toronto church, the following Christmas concerts in December 2016 should give you that festive feeling. Consider enjoying the Nutcracker Tea at the King Edward Hotel before or after your concert. Here are some more Christmas events in Toronto you may wish to attend.
The Orpheus Choir performs Traditions – Welcome Christmas! at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Tues., Dec. 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature the Hannaford Street Silver Band and jazz singer Jackie Richardson. Tickets are Adults $40, Seniors $30 and Students $10 and can be purchased online.
Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with pop singer Jann Arden as she performs holiday classics including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Silver Bells,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at Roy Thomson Hall on Dec. 12 and 14, 2016. The TSO will be conducted by Steven Reineke and Jann will be backed by the Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus. Shows take place Tues., Dec. 13, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $118, $107.50, $96.50, $80.25, $69.50, $64 and $44.75 and can be purchased online.
The fifth annual City Carol Sing, in collaboration with Citytv, takes place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Sat., Dec. 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. Special guests (to be announced) will be accompanied by William Maddox on the organ. Citytv’s Gord Martineau will host and the concert will be broadcast by Citytv. Admission is free. A collection will be taken for the food bank.
St. Michael’s Choir returns to Massey Hall on Sat., Dec. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. for their annual holiday concert. This year, Matt Dusk joins the choir for some holiday classics. The concert also features the True North Brass and the SMCSA Jubilee Choir conducted by Vincent Cheng. This is one of the most popular Toronto Christmas concerts so tickets usually sell out quickly. Tickets are $20-$60 and can be purchased online.
Sounds of the Season 2016 takes place at CBC, 250 Front St. W., on Fri., Dec. 2, 2016. The annual holiday fundraiser is in support of GTA food banks. There will be performances by Toronto musicians throughout the day. Admission is free. Cash or food donations are welcome.
Amadeus Choir performs Concert Series 2: Winter Lullabies concert on Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. Ticket prices to be announced. Call 416-446-0188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 8th annual That Choir Carols Holiday Concert will take place on Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. Adults $25, Seniors/Arts Workers $15, Students $5 and 17 and under Free. Tickets available online or at the door.
Andy Kim Christmas Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre 2016
The 12th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place, on Wed., Dec. 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. Andy’s guests this year will be announced. Tickets are $39.50 and $25.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Concert will benefit CAMH Foundation’s Gift of Light Program.
The Toronto Children’s Chorus, which includes the voices of over 300 children, will perform at Roy Thomson Hall on Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Toronto Children’s Chorus are $35.50 and $45.50 and can be purchased online.
Art of Time Ensemble, a quartet of vocalists, will present To All a Good Night 2, an alternative to traditional holiday concerts, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Dec. 15, 16 and 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. The ensemble, accompanied by musicians, will perform classic carols, favourites and new arrangements including Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Tickets are $64, $43 and $25 and can be purchased online. Harbourfront Centre Theatre is located at 231 Queens Quay West.
The Good Lovelies celebrate the season with two holiday performances on Dec. 10 and 11, 2016 at Harbourfront Centre. The trio sings from their winter holiday songbook of traditional and original material. The Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore) have two holiday albums, Under the Mistletoe (2009) and Winter’s Calling (2015). The Good Lovelies perform Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50 and can be purchased online.
Hosted by Adam Wylde of KISS 92.5, the free Christmas concert will take place Fri., Dec. 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West. Enjoy performances by All The King’s Voices, Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus and Toronto Mass Choir accompanied by James Bourne on the organ and Tower Brass. The holiday concert will last one hour.