By David F. Rooney
The Community Choir’s Down Home Christmas Concerts at the United Church on Sunday and Monday evenings were delightful, fun and, at moments, simply sublime.
The men and women of the choir obviously spent a great deal of time at this project and it showed. They performed extremely well on all 21 of the songs they sang. They were accompanied oboeist Akane Setiawane on two pieces, Scarborough Fair and Ave Maria, pianist Lida Carey playing a piano solo on the concert’s opening piece, A Christmas Medley. Excellent solo performances were also delivered by Mikayla Simpson, Claudia Cinelli, John Teed, Ken Jones, Taylar Masson, Jacolyn Daniluck and Arianna Morrone
Here are a few images from Monday evening’s concert, followed by a video from its rehearsal last week:
If you missed both nights you can still hear the Community Choir during its rehearsal, here:
If you enjoy Christmas concerts and recitals here’s a list of upcoming musical events:
Columbia Park Christmas Concert — Wednesday, December 18 / 6:30 pm. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank.
Arrow Heights Christmas Concert Rehearsal — Thursday, December 19 / 1 pm. Public welcome.
Arrow Heights Christmas Concert — Thursday, December 19 / 6:30 pm. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank.
Begbie View Christmas Concert Rehearsal — Thursday, December 19 / 9:30 am. Public welcome.
Begbie View Christmas Concert — Thursday, December 19 / 6:30 pm. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank.