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Victoria Operatic Society’s Sound Of Music runs at the McPherson Playhouse

The cast of The Sound of Music gather around Colin Grewar as Captain Von Trapp

See A Christmas Carol read by your radio favourites

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with family and friends at Alix Goolden Hall tonight (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m.

Enjoy the beloved tale A Christmas Carol read by your favourite CBC personalities featuring Shelagh Rogers, Arthur Black and Bob McDonald with music by the St. Andrew’s Family Choir, Open Door Choir at Our Place and The Victoria Good News Choir with Louise Rose.

Tickets, $15/adult and $5/child, are available at Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave., Lyle’s Place, 770 Yates St., Ditch Records, 784 Fort St. and online at eventbrite.com. All proceeds benefit Our Place Society.

No problem for this Maria and her operatic family

The Victoria Operatic Society’s Sound Of Music runs Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the McPherson Playhouse. Tickets start at $21; discount available for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121 or online at rmts.bc.ca.

Father Christmas – A Victorian Experience

Dressed in his old-style robes, Father Christmas will be part of the magical experience in the Royal B.C. Museum’s Old Town, Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 7 to 23.

Share holiday wishes and have a photo taken in this special setting. Included with admission or membership at the Royal B.C. Museum. Extra fee for photos.

Christmas Events at First Metropolitan United Church

First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd., offers a diverse approach to the season of Advent and Christmas, which began Dec. 2 with the traditional Christian tradition of the lighting of the Advent Candle, and continues through New Year’s Day.

One of the anticipated highlights will be this year’s Among Angels theme for the annual Candlelight and Carols pageant, inspired by rising young Victoria composer Sarah Quartel’s Snow Angel.

Carols in the Candlelight and Among Angels is on Dec. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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