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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Upper Canada Choristers Holiday Season Concert December 7


Friday, December 7 at Grace Church on-the-Hill
UPPER CANADA CHORISTERS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT THEIR CONCERT:TOMORROW SHALL BE MY DANCING DAY

The Upper Canada Choristers ring in the holiday season with Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Founder Laurie Evan Fraser conducts the 40-voice choir of men and women, Friday, December 7, 8 p.m. at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road. 

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, children and high school students free.  To order, call (416) 256-0510.  More information is available atwww.uppercanadachoristers.org.

The concert features music by British composer John Rutter, including The Reluctant Dragon. With both words and music by Rutter, this charming musical fable was written originally for the King’s Singers. It tells the story of a poetry writing dragon, misunderstood by the terrified villagers who send for St. George to slay the “fire-breathing, fearsome, fabulous, fairytale, scaly, taily, green-bodied, red-eyed dragon.” A young boy rounds out the cast of characters. Toronto actor and director Valerie Abels joins the Choristers as narrator.

In its own set, the accomplished Latin ensemble Cantemos sings music from its newly released Christmas CD, El Nacimiento. Repertoire includes aguinaldos (carols) from Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

In its 19th year of operation, the Upper Canada Choristers promote and celebrate musical excellence and diversity, sharing the love of singing through education and community service.  The choir performs widely throughout the GTA for seniors, at chronic care facilities and schools, as well as at such events as Nuit Blanche and Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays.

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