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10 Holiday Concerts to Catch

In order of appearance, please welcome these talented Guelph Arts Council members to the stage for the 2018 holiday season! Get your ticket (and your chocolate) while it's hot.
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1. Local singer-songwriters welcome winter...

Friday, Nov 30 & Sat, Dec 1, 8pm
@ the River Run Centre:

BOREAL'S ANNUAL SONGS FOR THE SNOWY SEASON CONCERTS

Longtime Guelph singer-songwriters and vocal harmony trio "Boreal" (Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon) welcome winter with beautiful harmonies and heartwarming songwriting in their seasonal show that has over the past decade become a local tradition. Tickets available through the River Run Centre, at riverrun.ca or phone 519-763-3000

 

2. Neither wind, nor sleet, nor snow squalls can silence these enthusiastic choristers!

Saturday, Dec 1, 7pm
@ Harcourt Memorial United Church

GUELPH YOUTH SINGERS PRESENT: SNOW SQUALL

The skies may be stormy, and the roads may be filled with last-minute holiday shoppers, but nothing should keep you from coming to Guelph Youth Singers winter extravaganza, Snow Squall! Wrap yourself up in the warmth of 85 young, pure voices as they take you on a journey through songs of the season, Canadian classics, and music that will fill your soul. Tickets $5-$25 available through the River Run Centre, at riverrun.ca or phone 519-763-3000

 

3. Choral Music, Poems and Stories – and a Hallelujah Singalong...

Sunday, Dec 2, 2:30pm
@ St George's Anglican Church

GUELPH CHAMBER CHOIR'S ANNUAL CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Welcomed back as special guests are "Winter’s Eve Trio": Sharlene Wallace, harp; Joe Macerollo, accordion; and, George Koller, string bass. With Gerald Neufeld, Guest Conductor. You can even join the choir and the Trio in singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus - an annual tradition! Info and tickets at www.guelphchamberchoir.ca or phone 519-763-3000. Tickets $5-$25.

 

4. Classical string students bring peace to your heart...

Sunday, Dec 2, 3pm
@ the River Run Centre

GIVE US PEACE - SUZUKI STRING SCHOOL OF GUELPH WINTER CONCERT

The 180 students of the Suzuki String School of Guelph will perform a programme of joyful classical and seasonal music to bring peace to your heart. A very charming part of the concert will be the performance by the fall beginners, ages 3 to 7, and the children and parents from SSSG’s Suzuki Early Childhood Program. Be there! Tickets $5-$15 available through the River Run Centre, at riverrun.ca or phone 519-763-3000

  

5. Guelph’s oldest band continues 140-year-old tradition of festive holiday music...

Sunday, Dec 2, 3pm
@ EL Fox Auditorium (John F Ross Secondary School)

GUELPH CONCERT BAND: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Celebrate the holidays with an afternoon of festive music performed by talented musicians from near and far. Continuing its 140-year tradition, the Guelph Concert Band will bring you holiday classics such as "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride" and much more. It's live entertainment for the whole family! Tickets $5 - $15 available at guelphconcertband.ca and Eventbrite. Group rates available.

 

6. Soloist performs ‘A Christmas Carol’ backed by original members of Vinyl Café Orchestra

Monday, Dec 3, 7:30pm
@ The Church of the Apostles

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Veteran solo performer John D. Huston recreates the performances of Charles Dickens’ own one man “A Christmas Carol” to full houses and standing ovations. Incidental music provided by Ian Bell, Rick Avery and Judy Greenhill - all members of the original "Vinyl Café Orchestra". There will be sing-alongs with Victorian Christmas songs as well. Tickets $20-$25, available on Eventbrite or by contacting Judy at 519-763-2494 or judy.m.greenhill53@gmail.com.

 

7. Sweet and sassy vocal harmonies on lesser-known holiday gems...

Saturday, Dec 8, 7:30pm
@ ANAF Club 344

THE 6TH ANNUAL BRENDA LEWIS & GAYLE ACKROYD CHRISTMAS HARMONIES CONCERT
with Special Guests Laura Bird, and, Marilyn Alexander

Join Brenda and Gayle for their popular show featuring sweet and sassy vocal harmonies on lesser-known holiday gems in a variety of musical styles - plus originals by Gayle and also Laura!  Order advance tickets and save at: https://guelph.snapd.com/events/view/1205031 or pay cash at the door.

 

8. Fancy in any time period...

Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm
@ the River Run Centre

HOLIDAY CLASSICS WITH THE GSO: FROM BAROQUE TO HOLLYWOOD

Vivaldi, Handel, Tchaikovsky, the best of Hollywood and all your seasonal favourites! Special Guests: The Blundell Brass The Guelph Youth Singers (Director Markus Howard), Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra (Conductor Dylan Langan), with conductor Judith Yan. Tickets $5-$40. Info and tickets at riverrun.ca or phone 519-763-3000

 

9. Singers from across Ontario bring together Christmas and Worship Music

Saturday, Dec 15, 7pm
@Guelph Little Theatre

JOY IN THE CITY II

Don't miss an evening of word and worship when the 2nd annual Joy In The City returns to Guelph! Joy In The City was birthed from a passion of having worship pastors, recording artists and singers from the Ontario region come together for a one-night-only worship experience. Come and enjoy this family-friendly evening of Christmas and Worship music during the holiday season! Tickets $8-$25. Details and tickets available on Eventbrite.

 

10. Take part in an annual tradition...

Saturday, Dec 22, 7:30pm
@ the River Run Centre

“HANDEL'S MESSIAH"; AN ANNUAL TRADITION!

Gerald Neufeld, Guest Conductor. Meredith Hall, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Bruce Kelly, bass; and, Musica Viva Orchestra on period instruments. Tickets $5-$40. Info and tickets at www.guelphchamberchoir.ca or phone 519-763-3000

 

 

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