The Lyric Theatre Singers Present a Candlelight Christmas 2017
Favourite Holiday Tradition Continues at Loyola Chapel
This Christmas The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University’s Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, to present four performances of Candlelight Christmas 2017 from December 7 to 10 that promise to serve up a family concert to kick off the season with festive enthusiasm.
Recognizing the cultural diversity of both the members of the choir and his audiences, Musical Director Bob Bachelor has woven together a selection of songs that integrate the music of various cultures that celebrate the “season of lights” at this time of year. With fresh unique arrangements of carols, holiday standards and rare gems, ranging in styles from Calypso, Celtic, and Gospel to Pop, Broadway medleys, and Chanukah favourites, sung in both official languages, the extensive repertoire plays to the Singers’ strength as performers and musicians.
“This ensemble is steeped in Musical Theatre; telling stories is something they do well”, says Bachelor, founder of the Lyric Theatre offshoot. “Every year patrons tell us that our choice of material and the wonderful ambiance and acoustics of the Loyola Chapel are the reasons they return time and time again. They sense and respond to the profound connection the Singers have with each other, to the music, and to our audiences, making it a very intimate and special seasonal event.”
Show Dates and Times
Thursday December 7, 8 p.m.; Friday December 8, 8 p.m.; Saturday December 9, 4 p.m.; Sunday December 10, 1:30 p.m.
Adults $30; Students and Seniors $27; Children 12 and under $14
Tickets available now
Box Office 514.743.3382
Donations of non-perishable goods and money are gratefully accepted for the NDG Food Depot.
About The Lyric Theatre
The Lyric Theatre is a long-standing producer and promoter of musical theatre in the Montreal area. What began in 1965 with a vision of a community based group presenting an annual stage production on the West Island has, thanks to the creation of the Lyric Theatre Singers in 1990, grown into a company of performers of all ages from every corner of the city. The Singers rehearse and perform 10 months of the year, presenting their annual June Broadway revues and sold-out Christmas concerts.
Rejoice:Chantons Noel with the St. Laurence Choir
The community is invited to get in the Christmas spirit with the presentation Rejoice:Chantons Noel by the St. Laurence Choir Saturday, December 2 at the Adventist Church, 371 Victoria Avenue
The St. Lawrence Choir is a large, mixed-voice ensemble that performs music from the classical choral repertoire as well as contemporary works by Canadian and other composers. In addition to its subscription season concerts, the Choir is regularly invited to appear at the International Music Festival of Lanaudière. It has also worked on collaborative projects with the Cantata Singers Ottawa, the Montreal Choral Institute, Vanier College and the Chœur du Musée d’Arts de Joliette.
Since its inception, the St. Lawrence Choir has broadcast numerous concerts across Quebec, the rest of Canada and Europe, over the French and English channels of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and via Euroradio.
St. Lawrence Choir was formed in 1972 by Iwan Edwards and a group of singers residing in the West Island of Montreal. Concerts were presented in Lachine until 1983 when the Choir relocated to downtown Montreal. For almost 25 years the choir appeared regularly with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as the largest component of the MSO chorus, and made numerous recordings with the symphony. In 1992, the Choir was involved in two concerts to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of Montreal. In 1999 and 2000, St. Lawrence Choir performed with the MSO and Charles Dutoit at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center to critical acclaim, presenting works by Faure, Dallapiccola, Szymanowski, Orff, de Falla, and Theodoraki
Salvation Army Kettle Brass Ensemble plays Chrsstmas favourites at Atwater Library Lunchtime Series
The Salvation Army Kettle Brass Ensemble will perform a collection of Christmas favourites at the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series next Thursday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m. As always there is no charge for admission, but donations are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue. 514.935.7344
The Montreal Welsh Choir to Perform A Child’s Christmas in Wales
The Montreal Welsh Male Choir will perform A Child’s Christmas in Wales at Victoria Hall in Westmount on Wednesday 13th December at 7:30, with special guests the Village Ringers. Tickets $20 at Victoria Hall or 450-699-7013.
The Montreal Welsh Male Choir has a present membership of about 25 members.The choir has warmed the hearts of hundreds of Quebecers during their Christmas and Spring concerts. It is also proud to have performed for annual events such as Remembrance day activities at the Saint Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital and the annual St David’s Ball, held to celebrate St. David’s day. The choir also sings the National Anthem at sporting and community events. While most events are local ones the choir has also been present for national and international celebrations of Welsh vocal music including those in Britain and more recently in the United States where we were part a 400 male voice choir featuring baritone Bryn Terfel at the world renowned Carnegie Hall.