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10 Holiday Concerts to Catch 2018

by Katie Wilde


In order of appearance, please welcome our members to the stage for this 2018 holiday season! Get your ticket (and your chocolate) while it's hot. 


1. Local singer-songwriters welcome winter...
Fri, Nov 30 & Sat, Dec 1, 8pm
@ the River Run Centre:

Boreal's Annual Songs for the Snowy Season Concerts

boreal press release pic 2015Longtime 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 at: http://riverrun.ca/events/whats-on/ or phone 519-763-3000

 2. Neither wind, nor sleet, nor snow squalls can silence these enthusiastic choristers!
Sat, Dec 1, 7pm
@ Harcourt Memorial United Church

Guelph Youth Singers presents: Snow Squall

Snow SquallThe 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. Neither wind, nor sleet, nor snow squalls can silence these enthusiastic choristers as we celebrate wintertime in Guelph!

Tickets on sale now at the River Run box office: 519-763-3000 or online: https://secure1.tixhub.com/guelph/Procurement/lindexfmk.asp?cboPerformances=4153&cboEvent=2537&iEvents_id=2537
Adults/$25; Students & Seniors/$20; eyeGO/$5

 3. Choral Music, Poems and Stories – and a Hallelujah Singalong...
Sun, Dec 2, 2:30pm
@ St George's Anglican Church

Guelph Chamber Choir's Annual Carols for Christmas concert

Winters Eve TrioWelcomed 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! 
Adult: $25 (4 for $20 ea),
Under age 30: $10,
Under age 14: $5. Info and tickets at www.guelphchamberchoir.ca or phone 519-763-3000  



4. Classical string students bring peace to your heart...
Sun, Dec 2, 3pm
@ the River Run Centre

Give Us Peace - Suzuki String School of Guelph Winter Concert

give us peaceThe 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 at River Run Centre box office
Adults $15, Students $10, EyeGo $5
www.riverrun.ca  519.763.3000




5. Guelph’s oldest band continues 140-year-old tradition of festive holiday music...
Sun, Dec 2, 3pm
@ EL Fox Auditorium (John F Ross Secondary School)

Guelph Concert Band: Home for the Holidays

https 2F2Fcdn.evbuc.com2Fimages2F524814792F1301649821272F12ForiginalCelebrate 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 Children, $10 Students/Seniors, $15 Regular Admission, $30 Family (2 adults + up to 4 children)


6. Sweet and sassy vocal harmonies on lesser-known holiday gems...
Sat, 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

brenda lewis gayle ackroyd harmonies duo christmas 2017Join 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 also cash the door.




 6. “Soloist performs A Christmas Carol backed by original members of Vinyl Café Orchestra” 
Mon, Dec 3, 7:30pm
@ The Church of the Apostles

A Christmas Carol

a christmas carolFor over 25 years, veteran solo performer John D. Huston has recreated the performances of Charles Dickens’ own one man “A Christmas Carol” to full houses and standing ovations. Incidental music will be provided by Ian Bell, Rick Avery and Judy Greenhill-all members of the original "Vinyl Café Orchestra". There will be opportunities to sing along to a great selection of genuine Victorian Christmas songs. Tickets (general admission) $20 advance/$25.00 door Phone Judy 519-763-2494 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.stmattjam.org/concerts/ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/performance-of-a-christmas-carol-tickets-52281879509 


 7. Singers from across Ontario bring together Christmas and Worship Music 
Sat, Dec 2, 7pm
@Guelph Little Theatre

Joy in the City II

https 2F2Fcdn.evbuc.com2Fimages2F500707652F2689917432302F12ForiginalDon'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 artistes 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! Doors open at 6:30pm / Begins 7:00pm /Unreserved Seating

Early Bird Tickets until October 29th $15 Adults / $8 Students/Children
General Admission Oct 30 - Dec 15 @ 12pm $20 Adults / $10 Students/Children (Valid student ID will be required)
General Admission Door Tickets $25 Adults / $15 Students/Children 


9. Take part in an annual tradition...
Sat, Dec 22, 7:30pm
@ the River Run Centre

Handel's Messiah"; An Annual Tradition! 

messiah poster 2018Gerald Neufeld, Guest Conductor. Meredith Hall, soprano; Jennifer Enns-Modolo, alto; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Bruce Kelly, bass; and, Musica Viva Orchestra on period instruments. Adult: $40 (4 for $35 ea), Under age 30: $10, Under age 14: $5. Info and tickets at www.guelphchamberchoir.ca or phone 519-763-3000






10. Fancy in any time period...
Sun, Dec 9, 3pm
@ the River Run Centre

Holiday Classics with the GSO:
From Baroque to Hollywood

downloadVivaldi, 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)
Conductor – JUDITH YAN

Tickets:   Holiday Classics from Baroque to Hollywood – December 9, 2018



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