UPDATED FOR 2017: 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 2017 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.
Orpheus Choir at Metropolitan United Church 2017
The Orpheus Choir performs “Last Light Above the World” at Metropolitan United Church on Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $45 + $1.95 fee, Seniors $40 + $1.95 fee and Students $20 + $1.95 fee and can be purchased online. Family $100 + $3.60 fee. Metropolitan United Church is located at 56 Queen St. E.
TSO with the Canadian Brass at Roy Thomson Hall
Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the Canadian Brass and the Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall on Tues., Dec. 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. The TSO will be conducted by Lucas Waldin. Tickets are $123.35, $111.80, $99.70, $81.85, $70, $63.95 and $43.90 and can be purchased online.
City Carol Sing 2017
The sixth annual City Carol Sing, in collaboration with Citytv, takes place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 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 at Massey Hall 2017
St. Michael’s Choir returns to Massey Hall on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. for their annual holiday concert. This year, the choir will perform Handel’s Messiah Part 1. 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 2017
Sounds of the Season 2017 takes place at CBC, 250 Front St. W., on Fri., Dec. 1, 2017. 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 Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1-3), J.S. Bach on Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. The choir will be joined by the Elmer Iseler Singers. Ticket prices to be announced. Call 416-446-0188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9th annual That Choir Carols Holiday Concert will take place on Sun., Dec. 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street. The choir will be joined by Resonance Youth Choir. Adults $30 + $1.65 fee, Seniors/Arts Workers $20 + $1.30 fee, Students $10 + $0.95 fee and 17 and under Free. Tickets available online or at the door.
Andy Kim Christmas Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre 2017
The 12th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place. Andy’s guests this year will be announced. Tickets are $39.50 and $25.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Date to be announced.
The Salvation Army’s Canadian Staff Band, Staff Songsters and Festival Chorus, accompanied by organist Ian Sadler, will perform at Roy Thomson Hall on Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Jackie Richardson and dramatist Colin Fox. Tickets for Christmas with the Salvation Army are $35, $30 and $25 and can be purchased online.
To All a Good Night 3: Art of Time Ensemble Holiday Concert at Harbourfront
Art of Time Ensemble, a quartet of vocalists, will present To All a Good Night 3, an alternative to traditional holiday concerts, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Dec. 14, 15 and 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. The ensemble, accompanied by musicians, will perform holiday songs, wintery tunes, readings and more. Tickets are $64, $43 and $25 and can be purchased online. Arts Worker: $25 (order at 416-973-4000). Under 30/Student: $15 (register at Art of Time). Harbourfront Centre Theatre is located at 231 Queens Quay West.
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.