Sing along with Philharmonic

5th annual family Christmas carol sing-along concert is Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s 5th annual family Christmas carol sing-along concert is Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Peter Butterfield will lead the audience in traditional Christmas songs, with a 60-voice choir providing rich harmonies. Little singers and mini-maestros will enjoy a special place in the spotlight during the audience participation portions of the evening.

Special guests include organist and Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Anglican Church music director Michael Molnar, and a brass quintet from the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra. The quintet is led by trumpeter Christopher Fenje, a Victoria-native, now studying at Northwestern University in Chicago. The ensemble includes Ian Cohen on trumpet, Liam Caveney on trombone, Simon Dawkins on French horn and Kory Major on tuba.

The choir will also perform some short choral gems including Tchaikovsky’s Crown of Roses, John Tavener’s The Lamb and an arrangement of Elizabeth Poston’s Jesus Christ The Apple Tree and Benjamin Britten’s A Hymn To The Virgin.

Doors 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12, at Ivy’s and Tanner’s Bookstores, La Tavola Kitchenware, The Shieling, Long & McQuade and online at vpchoir.ca.

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s chamber choir is also having a sing-along with pianist Julian Greenwood at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 and reservations are required. Call 250-598-4556.

 

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