Toronto Christmas Concerts in 2012August 19, 2012 No Comments
Want to make sure that you get a chance to appreciate the full meaning of Christmas before the season passes by? While you can always enjoy the choirs at Christmas Eve church services in Toronto, you may want to consider slipping out to one of the following Christmas concerts in Toronto before the holiday. 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 2012 should give you that festive feeling.
The Barra MacNeils celebrate their 25th anniversary with An East Coast Christmas at Roy Thomson Hall on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. Guests include Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, Jimmy Rankin, Meaghan Smith and David Myles. will feature seasonal classics in their Home for the Holidays show at Roy Thomson Hall on Thurs., Dec. 22, 2011 and Fri., Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $89.50.
The Ontario Philharmonic conducted by Marco Parisotto performs Handel’s Messiah with Jennifer Taverner, Leigh-Anne Martin, Zachary Finkelstein, Justin Welsh and the Amadeus Choir on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. (just north of St. Clair Ave.) Tickets are Adults $35 to $45 and Seniors/Students $25 to $35 and may be ordered online.
City Carol Sing
The fourth annual City Carol Sing, in collaboration with Citytv, takes place at Yorkminster Baptist Church on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. Special guests include opera star Richard Margison with Lauren Margison, baritone Russell Braun and Fiona Reid, O.C. The True North Brass and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company will perform accompanied by William Maddox on the organ. Citytv’s Gord Martineau will host. Admission is free. A collection will be taken for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. The concert will be broadcast by Citytv.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik and accompanied by the Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus, will perform a seasonal holiday concert on Tues., Dec. 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m at Roy Thomson Hall. Conductor Tyzik will lead the orchestra in holiday favourites including a rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Tickets are $29-$110.
St. Michael’s Choir returns to Massey Hall on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. for their annual holiday concert. Tickets are $20-$40.
Roy Thomson Hall hosts a free Christmas choir and organ concert on Wed., Dec. 19 at noon. The Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble will join St. Michael’s Choir School in a holiday programme that includes a sing-along with the audience. Jerzy Cichocki and Teri Dunn conduct while William O’Meara is on the organ. Doors open at 11 a.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Amadeus Choir at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Amadeus Choir performs Magnificat, which includes songs from their seasonal songwriting competition, festive arrangements by Howard Cable and other seasonal pieces, on Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. The Amadeus Choir will be joined by The Bach Children’s Chorus, Conductor Linda Beaupre, Eleanor Daley and Shawn Grenke on piano and organ and the True North Brass. Tickets are Adults $40, Seniors $30, Under 30 $25 and Students $15. Call 416-446-0188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 5th annual That Choir Carols Holiday Concert will take place on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 131 McCaul Street. Toronto actress will read Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Adult $20, Senior $15, Student/Child $5. Part of the proceeds go towards St. Patrick’s Parish Out of the Cold Program.
The 8th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show takes place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street, on Thurs., Dec. 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. Andy’s guests this year include Colin James, Jarvis Church, Neverending White Lights, Ron Sexsmith, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. General Admission tickets are $34.75 and can be purchased online.
The Toronto Children’s Chorus, which includes the voices of over 300 children, will be backed up by the Alumni Choir and the True North Brass at Roy Thomson Hall on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Toronto Children’s Chorus are $34.50 and $44.50.
Toronto Star Christmas Carol Concert
This annual Christmas concert will take place again this year at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 227 Bloor St. E. on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The concert features the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army performing holiday favourites. Donations to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund will be collected. Tickets for the concert are free and must be picked up at the Toronto Star Head Office at 1 Yonge Street on Tues., Nov. 20, 2012.
Echo Women’s Choir presents their “I Know Moonlight” concert at The Church of the Holy Trinity (west of the Eaton Centre) on Sun., Dec. 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. Special guest is David Sereda. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $8 for underwaged, seniors and children.
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