The Capitol Theatre and St. Andrew’s United Church will be presenting the annual Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s Christmas concert on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.
This is the second time that the Capitol Theatre has made its facility available to a Saturdays at 7 concert.
This traditional Christmas concert with the theme, “A Carol for Christmas,” will be a celebration of carols from around the world.
St. Andrew’s Chancel Choir, directed by Devon Hansen, director of music at St. Andrew’s, will perform this year after missing last year due to pandemic restrictions.
However, this will be the inaugural concert for the newly formed Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hansen, that features community members.
This also will be the first performance of members of the Bel Canto Choir School. The Bel Canto Junior Choir, ages 8 to 12, and the Senior Choir, ages 13 to 18 years, are both conducted by Christine Baribeau. (For additional information about joining the Bel Canto Choir School in the new year, visit http://www.standrewschatham.org/music.)
A mass choir of the above four groups will explore the history of some of our most cherished Christmas music including “We Three Kings,” “I Saw Three Ships,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Somewhere in My Memory” (from Home Alone).
In addition, musicians from the community will perform solos, duets and trios of Christmas songs. These performers include vocalists Andrew Dernyck, Colin Bell, Victoria Hoshowsky, Victoria Kimmerly and Mikayla Lozon, as well as flutist Margaret Campbell.
Tickets ($20) are available from the Capitol Theatre Box Office located at the Cultural Centre on William Street or from www.cktickets.com. Children 12 and under are free.
Seating, including social distancing, will be dependent on current public health guidelines. Proof of full vaccination is required to attend. Masks must be worn throughout the concert.