St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata will be filled with sounds of Christmas as the West Ottawa Chorale joins the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus to blend their voices in joyous song. A dedicated audience regards this annual performance as their inspiration and the best start to the season.
Guest tenor and bass singers enhance the four-part harmony of the WOLC chorus members as over 50 voices swell to present traditional music from around the world. A medley of familiar Christmas carols (A Wreath of Carols) to a 12th Century traditional French carol (The Friendly Beasts) to a traditional Polish carol (Lulajze, Jesuniu), plus ‘Star Carol’ a challenging choral number arranged by John Rutter.
Under the direction of Robert Dueck, each singer strives to reach his high standards of vocal excellence. “It is enjoyable to practice and hear ourselves sing a fuller harmony with the men. For some of us, we’re really stretched in our lower voices. I’m sure the variety this brings makes the concert more interesting and enjoyable to the audience as well.” Jocelyne Wise
Treat yourself and your family and/or friends to a truly wonderful Christmas experience. Performances are Sat. Dec. 5th at 7:00 pm and again on Sun. Dec. 6th at 2:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road in Kanata. Advanced tickets -$15 are available from choir and Chorale members as well as at Gaia Java – 1300 Main Street Stittsville; Kanata Barbershop 2 Beaverbrook Road Kanata;, and Robin’s Nest 98 Mill Street Almonte. Tickets at the door are $20.