We’re looking forward to a magical night of A Christmas Carol readings and seasonal music this Saturday, December 4 at St. Andrew’s!
If you have not yet reserved on Eventbrite, sorry! We’re “sold out.” We’ve reached our capacity limit based on our COVID safety protocols. But all is not lost. We will video-record our live event, so you can watch it on YouTube at a later date. We’ll let you know when it’s ready.
If you have already reserved, please follow these reminders and tips to speed up your check-in.
Please let us know if you’re not coming. You can cancel any time on Eventbrite and by doing so, you will help us track attendance.
On December 4, you’ll need to:
Come early. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Our program starts at 7:00 p.m. Fiddler Tom Hamilton will keep you entertained before showtime with a lively selection of Victorian-era jigs, carols and reels.
Bring your proof of full vaccination and ID. Have your proof of vaccination ready to show on your cell phone or a printed page.
Print and bring your Eventbrite ticket(s) or have them handy for viewing on your cell phone.
Let’s keep everyone safe. Please follow our COVID-19 protocols:
Wear your mask indoors at all times.
Stay home if you’re not feeling well. As noted above, there will be a video version available for viewing on YouTube at a later date. Stay tuned for more details.
ONE LAST REMINDER – Admission is free but we ask you to give generously to our Refugee Sponsorship program. Here’s how to give:
Donate by credit card, cheque or cash at our event. (Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax credit. Use a blue-and-white pew envelope for cash.)
NEW! A generous donor will match the first 50 $20 donations. Use this opportunity to double your donation!
Purchase our delicious signature Ginger-Molasses cookies at the end of our event.
About this event
We have a Dickens of a tale waiting for you as we welcome audiences back into our spacious church for an evening of dramatic readings from A Christmas Carol. COVID might have forced us to cancel our 2020 event. (Bah! Humbug!) But we’re back this year with another fun, entertaining show as well as COVID-19 protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. (More on that below.)
An all-star lineup of readers will bring Ebeneezer Scrooge, Bob Crachit and Dickens’ cast of unforgettable characters to life this evening:
Kathleen Kajioka – violist (Ensemble Masques) and program host of “A Little Night Music” and “Dinner Classics” at The New Classical FM.
William Webster – award-winning actor (Stratford, Soulpepper, Tafelmusik) and a founding member of Soulpepper.
Rick Phillips – broadcaster, musical tour guide, lecturer (Royal Conservatory of Music) and concert host.
Zorana Sadiq – actor (MixTape at Crow’s Theatre; Netflix series, In the Dark) and classical musician (Banff Summer Arts Festival, Vancouver Symphony).
Joseph Angelo – tenor; Music Director and organist, St. Paul’s Basilica; music educator, Randolph College for the Performing Arts and Sheridan College (Performing Arts Preparation Program).
Between readings, enjoy seasonal music performed by Dan Bickle, organist and Music Director, St. Andrew Church, fiddler, Tom Hamilton and jazz pianist Jordan Klapman.
As always, our historic church will be decorated with garlands, candles and lanterns, providing an atmospheric setting for this Victorian tale.
For updates on this presentation, please follow our Music at St. Andrew’s fb page, at https://www.facebook.com/Music-at-St-Andrews-140285762767534/
Thank you to our media sponsor.
We are delighted to announce that the Friday Noontime Recitals will return on October 1, 2021.
Just a reminder that these performances are FREE, but donations are welcomed.
To ensure everyone’s safety, all COVID-19 Protocols will be in place, including masking, social distancing and proof of full vaccination status. To assist with the required contact tracing we are asking everyone to pre-register here:
On November 12, 2021 at 12:10pm please join pianist Tristan Savella performing selections from Haydn, Scriabin, and Bach/Busoni.
Here’s what Tristan has on tap for you:
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51
Alexander Scriabin: Two Poèmes, Op. 32
No. 1 in F-Sharp Major: Andante cantabile
No. 2 in D Major: Allegro, con eleganza, con fiducia
Alexander Scriabin: Two Etudes
Op. 2, No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor
Op. 42, No. 8 in E-Flat Major
Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, "Sonata-Fantasy"
J.S. Bach/Ferruccio Busoni: Chaconne, from the Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin
Since we are still limited in the opportunities to meet in-person at this time, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our past events.