UPDATED FOR 2019: Want to appreciate the Christmas season before it passes by? You may want to consider attending one of the following Toronto Christmas concerts 2019 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 2019 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.
Boney M Holiday Favourites at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Boney M performs their holiday favourites and classic hits at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $67.50 and $89.50 and are available for purchase on Eventbrite.
Toronto Children’s Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall 2019
The Toronto Children’s Chorus will be joined by the Toronto Youth Choir and the TCC Alumni Choir at Roy Thomson Hall on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. The Main Choir will perform seasonal music by a variety of composers. Tickets are $46-$56 and can be purchased online.
Sounds of the Season 2019
Sounds of the Season 2019 takes place at CBC, 250 Front St. W., on Fri., Dec. 6, 2019. 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 11th annual That Choir Carols Holiday Concert will take place on Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 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.
The Orpheus Choir performs their Christmas concert, “Tis Winter Now” on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. Tickets are Adults $45 + fee & taxes; Seniors $35 plus fee and taxes; Students $20 plus fee and taxes; Family $110 plus fee and taxes.
Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and guest vocalist Measha Brueggergosman as she 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. 10, 2019 at 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019 at 8 p.m.; and Sat., Dec. 15, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $135, $122, $109, $89, $76, and $58 and can be purchased online.
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. 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests include Kira Braun and Duncan Hopkins Trio. Artistic Director is Major Leonard Ballantine. Tickets for Christmas with the Salvation Army are $35, $30 and $25 and can be purchased online.
Free Concert with The Metropolitan Choir at Roy Thomson Hall 2019
Enjoy a free concert at Roy Thomson Hall with the Orpheus Choir on Tues., Dec. 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. The Metropolitan Choir, conducted by Dr. Patricia Wright with organists Timothy Wisnicki and Patricia Wright, will sing a diverse program of Christmas music including Renaissance carols, popular English carols and holiday favourites. Front doors open at 11 a.m.; auditorium opens at 11:30 a.m.
Art of Time Ensemble, a quartet of vocalists, will present To All a Good Night 5, an alternative to traditional holiday concerts, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre on Dec. 5, 6 and 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. The ensemble, accompanied by musicians Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, Liam Russell and David Wall, will perform eclectic holiday songs from Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Tom Lehrer, wintery tunes, readings and more. Tickets are $64, $43 and $25 and can be purchased as of September 3, 2019 by calling 416-973-4000; 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.
St. Michael’s Choir at Roy Thomson Hall 2019
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. 8, 2019 at 3 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.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales at Eglinton St. George’s United Church
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.
Free Christmas Concert at Toronto City Hall
If you’re looking for free Toronto Christmas concerts 2019, the City of Toronto is hosting a free holiday concert on Fri., Dec. 20, 2019 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.
City Carol Sing 2019
The seventh annual City Carol Sing, in collaboration with Citytv, takes place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 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.
The Andy Kim Christmas Show 2019
The 14th annual Andy Kim Christmas Show returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place on Wed., Dec. 4, 2019 at 8 p.m. The event features holiday performances from special guests to be announced. Tickets go on sale Tues., Oct. 22, 2019. Tickets are $500, $395, $300, $250, $85, $60.50. All proceeds go to CAMH Gifts of Light.
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