Entertainment

Family Christmas carol sing-along with Victoria Philharmonic Choir

Jeremy Bowes - submitted photo
Jeremy Bowes
— image credit: submitted photo

Is there any greater celebration of Christmas than a multi-generational community sing-along?

At this magical annual event, Peter Butterfield conducts you, the audience, in favourite traditional carols, with the 50-voice VPC adding harmonies.  And there's another treat in store for fans of the season's musical classics, special guest Jeremy Bowes, who has just finished his second season with the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, returns to his home town of Victoria for this concert.

He and trumpeter Christopher Fenje will raise the roof with The Trumpet Shall Sound from Handel's Messiah. The concert also features young up-and-coming soprano soloist Julia Hensley and St. Mary's organist Curt Bergen, as well as some beautiful choral gems, including Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock, Lullay my liking by Gustav Holst, and Andrew Carter's arrangement of Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.

The concert is on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Church, 1701 Elgin in Oak Bay. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. A few benches at the front are reserved for families with small children, to make it easier for little ones to come up and join the choir.

Advance tickets are recommended: $20 adult, $10 student, free for children 12 and under, available at Ivy's Bookshop, Cadboro Bay Book Co., Tanner's Books, La Tavola Kitchenware Boutique, Long & McQuade Music and online at http://familychristmassingalongvpc.eventbrite.ca/

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
In Theatres: Exodus: Gods and Kings; The Imitation Game; Top Five
 
Video at Home: Films for Foodies
Vic High Sports on the rise
 
Vic High edges Reynolds in junior boys hoop action
 
Local 10-year-old declares the right to a healthy environment
Nanaimo nightclub flirts with new ideas
 
Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.