This Yuletide Celebration is a Toronto Classic!
Artistic Director Emeritus David Fallis returns with one of Toronto’s beloved Christmas traditions! Singers, violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos, and keyboards grace the balconies and stage, as we recreate the joy of Christmas Vespers as it might have been heard under the direction of Michael Praetorius in 17th-century Germany. In the spirit of the season, the audience and Consort join forces in singing favourite early Christmas carols. A sell-out in previous seasons, this yuletide celebration marks the triumphant return of live audiences!
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre | 427 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON
Please note: Friday’s concert is being recorded with a live audience for Early Music TV. Also, there is no pre-concert lecture for this program.
Health & Safety:
We strongly encourage everyone attending this weekend’s concerts to wear a mask while indoors and around others. While masks are not strictly required, we want to do our part to reduce the transmission of seasonal colds, the flu, and COVID, and hope that you do, too.
Please be mindful of your health by screening yourself for symptoms prior to joining us at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre this weekend. If you are unable to attend due to illness, we suggest contacting our box office to transfer your ticket to another concert this season.
All staff and crew will remain masked to promote the health and safety of our guests. Soloists, with the exception of the choir, will be unmasked during the performance.
Get to know the cast:
Sopranos: Vania Chan, Michele DeBoer, Katherine Hill, Teresa Mahon
Altos: Rebecca Claborn, Rebecca Cuddy
Tenors: Cory Knight, Nicholas Nicholaidis, Bud Roach
Basses: Matthew Li, Bryan Martin, John Pepper
Congregation: Toronto Chamber Choir
Strings: Geneviève Gilardeau (violin), Patrick Jordan (Viola I), Brandon Chui (Viola II), Felix Deak (Cello), Alison Mackay (Double bass)
Early Brass: Kiri Tollaksen (Cornetto), David Martin (Sackbut I), Peter Christensen (Sackbut II), Trevor Dix (Sackbut III)
Plucked Strings: Lucas Harris (Theorbo I), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo II)
Organ: Paul Jenkins
Recorder: Alison Melville
Dulcian: Dominic Teresi