ChoralFest: Celaya Conservatory Children’s Choir
Put your hands together for one of the top Children’s Choirs of Mexico! Performing for the first time in Canada, the Celaya Conservatory Children’s Choir has performed alongside some of the top Musicians in Mexico and will be bringing a delightful program of Latin American music to Niagara-on-the-Lake for our listening pleasure. The choir would like to thank Cultura: Secretaria De Cultura, GTO: Instituto Estatal de la Cultura and Talento GTO en monimiento for funding their Canadian tour.
ChoralFest: Sing-Along Messiah
Dust off your vocal cords and get ready to raise your voice to the rafters! The Messiah Chorus, led by conductor Mervin Fick, will be joined by the Orchestra of St. Mark’s to bring to life a glorious rendition of Sing-Along Messiah. Messiah transcends boundaries with its message of charity, peace, goodwill and sacrifice. It also contains some of the most uplifting, touching and magnificent music ever composed—ideal for a truly inspiring sing-along! This is sure to be a memorable evening!
ChoralFest: Volunge & Vesnivka
Two wonderful choirs in one great performance! Volunge, named after Lithuania’s beautiful “Golden Oriole”, is an award-winning Lithuanian choir led by conductor Dalia Viskontas with assistance by vocal coach and accompanist Danguole Radtke. Volunge will start off the afternoon with an eclectic Lithuanian program of secular and sacred songs and major works.
Following this is critically acclaimed Vesnivka, led by founding conductor and director Halyna Kyitka Kondracki. They are renowned for their musical excellence, quality of repertoire and high professional standards. Vesnivka will present a program sung entirely in Ukrainian: The program will consist of works by Oleksander Koshyts (who first brought the famous “Carol of the Bells” to North America), Ukrainian folk songs and works by Ukrainian-Canadian composers. They will finish the program on a lighter note with tangos and waltzes by Bohdan Vesolowsky.
ChoralFest: Laura Secord Concert Choir
This award-winning school choir promotes student talent and fosters extra-curricular involvement through high calibre musicals, choirs, orchestras and bands. Membership is open to all students and the choir includes a mix of athletes, artists, scholars and musicians joining together in song under the masterful direction of Ms. Katryna Sacco. The choir has toured North America and Europe and has worked with many professional musicians including Measha Brueggergosman, Kenny Rogers, Take6, Molly Johnson, Jackie Richardson and Joe Sealy.
ChoralFest: Hamilton Children’s Choir
Hamilton Children’s Choir is one of the leading children’s choral programs in the world. They dazzle audiences with a focused sound, brilliant repertoire and captivating stage presence. Jasmin Lin, a Music Niagara Performance Academy alumni, and Juillard student joins the choir onstage playing the great Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume “Messiah” violin awarded to her by the Canada Council Instrument Bank for 3 years. The Celaya Conservatory Children’s Choir will also make a guest appearance in this concert.
A Swingin’ Christmas: The Toronto All-Star Big Band
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Big Band Style with swinging renditions of seasonal as well as all-time favourites from the Golden Age of Swing. This vibrant, young band revives the spirit, style, and sound of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, capturing the warmth, joy, and magic of the holiday season.