UPDATED FOR 2018: Want to appreciate the Christmas season before it passes by? You may want to consider attending one of the following Toronto Christmas concerts 2018 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 2018 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.
City Carol Sing 2018
The seventh annual City Carol Sing, in collaboration with Citytv, takes place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 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.
An Andrean Christmas at Roy Thomson Hall 2018
Enjoy a holiday concert by students of St. Andrew’s College at Roy Thomson Hall on Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature a Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pipes and Drums, as well as soloists; the audience will be able to sing along to a seasonal favourite. Original staging by William Scoular. Tickets are $30-$60 and can be purchased online.
Melissa Etheridge: The Holiday Show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Melissa Etheridge performs her holiday concert at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place in Toronto on December 14, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $92, $145.50, $262, $397 and $862 and are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.
St. Michael’s Choir at Roy Thomson Hall 2018
St. Michael’s Choir performs at Roy Thomson Hall this year while Massey Hall undergoes renovations. The world-renowned choir school performs on Sun., Dec. 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.for their annual holiday concert. 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 $25-$80 and can be purchased online.
Toronto Children’s Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall 2018
The Toronto Children’s Chorus will be joined by the Toronto Youth Choir and the TCC Alumni Choir at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. The Main Choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, as well as seasonal music by other composers. Tickets are $35.50-$45.50.
Sounds of the Season 2018
Sounds of the Season 2018 takes place at CBC, 250 Front St. W., on Fri., Dec. 7, 2018. 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.
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.
Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and guest vocalist Matt Dusk as he sings holiday classics at Roy Thomson Hall. They’ll be supported by the Etobicoke School of the Arts Chorus; Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra. Performances are on Tues., Dec. 11, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.; and Sat., Dec. 15, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $141, $127.50, $120.50, $114, $93, $80, and $61 and can be purchased online.
Good Lovelies at Danforth Music Hall
Good Lovelies bring their Christmas Concert to the Danforth Music Hall on Wed., Dec. 19, 2018. Presented by Massey Hall, the Good Lovelies Christmas Concert will feature classic holiday and winter music, as well as original material. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased online on Massey Hall website.
The Andy Kim Christmas Show 2018
The 14th annual Andy Kim Christmas Show returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place on Wed., Dec. 5, 2018. The event features holiday performances from Broken Social Scene, Ron Sexsmith, Billy Talent, Bif Naked, Hayden, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Theo Tams and more to be announced. Tickets go on sale Wed., Oct. 17, 2018.
Free Concert with Orpheus Choir at Roy Thomson Hall 2018
Enjoy a free concert at Roy Thomson Hall with the Orpheus Choir on Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 at 12 p.m. The choir, conducted by Robert Cooper, with Edward Moroney on piano and organ, will sing holiday favourites. Front doors open at 11 a.m.; auditorium opens at 11:30 a.m.
The Salvation Army’s Canadian Staff Band, Staff Songsters and Festival Chorus, with jazz singer Sonja Gustafson, accompanied by organist Ian Sadler, will perform at Roy Thomson Hall on Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include dramatist Colin Fox. Artistic Director is Major Leonard Ballantine. Tickets for Christmas with the Salvation Army are $35, $30 and $25 and can be purchased online.
To All a Good Night 4: Art of Time Ensemble Holiday Concert at Harbourfront
Art of Time Ensemble, a quartet of vocalists, will present To All a Good Night 4, an alternative to traditional holiday concerts, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Dec. 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. The ensemble, accompanied by musicians Jackie Richardson, Jessica Mitchell, Tom Wilson, Liam Russell and David Wall, will perform new 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); Groups 10+ $39, $29, $20 (available by calling 416-973-4000); Under 30/Student: $15 (limit of 2) (register at Art of Time to get promo code). Harbourfront Centre Theatre is located at 231 Queens Quay West.
Actor Geraint Wyn Davies narrates Dylan Thomas’s holiday classic, A Child’s Christmas in Wales on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. Orpheus gifts you an evening of Christmas nostalgia sprinkled with a joyous and festive mix of seasonal carols performed by the Orpheus Choir.…an intimate, heart-warming event not to be missed! Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $46.95, Seniors $36.65, 30 and under $$21.20, Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $103.60. Purchase tickets online.
If you’re looking for free Toronto Christmas concerts 2018, the City of Toronto is hosting a free holiday concert on Fri., Dec. 21, 2018 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.
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