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Friday, December 4, 2009

Extraordinary Canadian talents bring The Perfect Gift to the Winspear Centre, in perfect harmony with the ESO

Canadian Tenors Christmas Concert

One Night Only!

Monday, December 7th – 7:30 pm


Edmonton, AB With the recent release of their Christmas album, The Perfect Gift, the Canadian Tenors return to the Francis Winspear Centre for Music for a spectacular holiday performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO). For one special night, Canada’s vocal sensations will showcase their irrefutable talent and awe-inspire a sold-out house with exceptionally beautiful harmonies.

In a performance led by ESO Resident Conductor Lucas Waldin, the Canadian Tenors, who consist of Remigio Pereira, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, and Clifton Murray, will celebrate the spirit of the season through the warmth and joy of their eclectic blend of classical and contemporary pop music. Breathtaking Christmas classics from their new album, including O Holy Night, What Child is This? and O Viens Emmanuel, plus select repertoire from their debut album will bring concertgoers to their feet with the power of their voices.

The Canadian Tenors’ self-titled debut album has gone gold in Canada and is being released around the world by Universal Music and its affiliates. The group has received rave reviews wherever they perform - from the Tel Aviv Opera house where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Coliseum with David Foster and Friends, to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre where they headlined at One Night Live with Sting and Sheryl Crow.

The Canadian Tenors will be touring extensively in the United States until May 2010, and have been named the Canadian Ambassadors for Toronto’s 2015 Pam Am Games Bid. As our country’s leading talents, the foursome also performed the national anthem on the CFL’s biggest stage, that of the 97th Grey Cup on November 29th.

This special performance is SOLD OUT. Ticket prices for this performance range from $20 – $79 (agency fees apply). Tickets are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office at (780) 428-1414, toll-free 1-800-563-5081, or online at

A Family Christmas Concert, the next special performance by the ESO, will take place on Saturday, December 19th. In this matinee performance, the magical animated film The Snowman will be projected above the stage as the orchestra performs the score live.

The ESO will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Edmonton Food Bank at concerts throughout the month of December.

Thank you to our performance sponsor ATB Investor Services and our season media sponsors CBC and the Edmonton Journal.

Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Marc Carnes, Director of Development, at (780) 401-2518.

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, marking its 58th season in 2009-2010, has taken its place as one of Canada's foremost orchestral ensembles. Its current roster includes 56 musicians from Canada and around the world, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children's concerts. The presence of the orchestra and its enrichment of the community's quality of life are key elements in the stature and profile of Edmonton on the national and international scene.

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