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Christmas is a magical time of year for kids, filled with festive events and traditions. This holiday season, there may be nothing quite as enchanting as the sounds of the season performed by a 300-voice children’s chorus reverberating through Toronto’s iconic Roy Thomson Hall.
The family-friendly afternoon concert, A Chorus Christmas: Children of the World, presented by the Toronto Children’s Chorus on December 15, is the perfect opportunity to introduce children to a concert experience at Roy Thomson Hall and a special way to celebrate together.
The family-friendly afternoon performance will include holiday music from a number of contemporary composers. Among the selections is Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”, featuring Toronto Symphony Orchestra harpist Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, as well as works by John Rutter, Allan Naplan, Greg Gilpin, Ken Berg and Mark Hayes.
The Toronto Children’s Chorus will be joined on stage by the Toronto Youth Choir (ages 16–30) and the TCC Alumni Choir. The Toronto Children’s Chorus, with members ages 6–16, is Canada’s premier children’s chorus and performs concerts in top venues around the world.
Before the show begins, audience members can hear carols in the lobby performed by the TCC Alumni Choir, conducted by TCC founder (in 1978!) and conductor laureate Jean Ashworth Bartle.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 pm (Christmas carols in the lobby begin at 1:15 pm)
For tickets, contact the Roy Thomson Hall box office at roythomsonhall/TCC or 416-872-4255.
See the Toronto Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir performing Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra” in 2016: