Ceremony of Carols

An evening of music that touches the heart and the mind. We all know the pull that familiar carols have on our hearts! Our choir is taking that one step further, with the addition of a counter tenor soloist and the magical sounds of a harp. Benjamin Britten's iconic work for Christmas was originally composed for all treble voices - we will be bringing you the mixed voice setting, which feels so different and so satisfying. Add to that the lush, Post-Romantic offerings from Gustav Holst and Anton Bruckner, and you have the makings of something wondrous.

We Welcome Rosanna Chiu as our Harp Soloist at the concert in North Vancouver and in Vancouver we feature Lani Krantz on Harp while Ty Koch is our Countertenor at both concerts.

The Program

The following music will be presented - not in program order:

  • Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
  • Gustav Holst - In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Anton Bruckner
    • Locus Iste
    • Ave Maria
  • Francis Poulenc - Hodie Christus natus est
  • Charles Villiers Stanford - Beata Quorum Via
  • Alice Parker - Gabriel's Message
  • John Rutter
    • Nativity Carol
    • Jesus Child
  • Ralph Morton - O Come, O Come Emmanuel

As usual at the Christmas show our audience is invited to linger over hot cider and a variety of snacks - served in the Narthex.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:00 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:00 p.m., St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver

Buy Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from any choir member or at the door. Online tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com - go to ceremonyhighlands.brownpapertickets.com for the North Vancouver presentation on Nov 25th and ceremonysthelens.brownpapertickets.com for the show at St. Helen's in Vancouver on December 2nd.