Nov 21

All the Christmas Feels Downtown: Christmas carols and concerts

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Whether you have the voice of an angel or are better off doing private concerts to yourself in your car, Christmas music is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit! Below are just a few of the ways you can start to get you fill of Christmas music!

Christmas Cheer carollers
November 23-December 21, 2017

From 4:15-5:15pm every Tuesday and Thursday starting November 23 through December 21 from 4:15p – 5:15pm, find the Christmas Cheer carollers walking along Stephen Avenue singing all of your favourite Christmas songs!

Christmas In Seville
November 25, 2017

Journey to Seville for joyous Christmas music one might hear in this most colorful of Spanish cities – lively villancicos (carols), sacred motets from the Renaissance by Guerrero and Victoria, and popular favorites like Feliz Navidad. Featuring the Calgary premiere of Joaquin Rodrigo’s Retablo de Navidad.

Handel’s Messiah
December 1 & 2, 2017

Join us for one of Calgary’s most beloved Christmas traditions. Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Calgary Philharmonic Chorus Master Timothy Shantz, has been inspiring audiences around the globe for centuries. This profound work of faith and hope features an outstanding cast of guest soloists and the massed voices of the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus.

Calgary Carol Festival
December 2-4, 2017

December 2 – 4, 2017, enjoy a variety of Calgary choirs as they get together to perform for a worthy cause, The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. Non-perishable food items or a donation to the Food Bank is welcomed for admission to the festival. The evening also includes carol singing with the audience.

A Cowtown Christmas
December 9, 2017

This might just be the only holiday production where you can get away with wearing your pyjamas — in fact, there will even be a prize for whoever wears the best festive onesie. At this one-night production by Cowtown Opera, expect a mix of performances by the local opera company’s professional opera singers and its children’s chorus, as well as appearances by people like Andrew Phung of the CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience. The Heebee-jeebees, a local acapella group, will act as hosts during A Cowtown Christmas, which runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on December 9.

Central United Church, 131 7 Ave. S.W., cowtownoperacompany.com

Cantaré Children’s Choir present In the Bleak Midwinter
December 16, 2017

Cantaré Children’s Choir presents its most beloved concert of the season featuring our four national-award winning choirs. Bask in the glow of candlelight as the angelic sound of children’s voices surround and transport you!

This concert will include music for Christmas where we invite the audience to join us in singing our favorite carols!

Check back for updates on other concerts happening in the downtown.

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