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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bach Children's Chorus, December concert

Bach Children's Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir present Ring Bells Ring!a family concert to celebrate the season

Get into the spirit of the season with the fresh young voices of the Bach Children's Chorus and Bach Chamber Youth Choir. These award-winning choirs will present their annual seasonal concert on December 6th at 7:30 pm. in the Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where they are a Company in Residence. Repertoire for this concert has been selected to carry
you to a carefree enjoyment of the pleasures of the season!The programme will include music to delight all tastes traditional and contemporary carol settings, a tender Chanukah song, and, of course, songs about winter! As the concert title suggests, several songs about bells will be sung, including an energetic version of "Ding Dong, Merrily on High" for two pianists with choir. The tongue-in-cheek "Good King Kong" by Professor Peter Schikele (also known as P.D.Q. Bach) will be sung by the young women and men of the Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Music by Canadian composers Eleanor Daley, Chris Dedrick, Edith Harhhy, Keith Bissell, Bruce Sled and Alan Bevan
will share the evening with American composers Johnny Marks, Anita Kerr and Jerry Herman. A highlight of the concert will be the very popular "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine D. Davis, sung by all four choirs with a guest choir of tenors and basses made up from the many singing dads in the organization. As is traditional in BCC concerts, the audience will be invited to assist in carols throughout the concert. Featured professional instrumentalists will add to the colourful musical presentation throughout the programme.The Bach Children's Chorus is made up of singers aged 6 through 23, selected by audition from throughout the Greater Toronto area and surrounding areas. BCC choirs are known for their beautiful, musical sound, and are regular recipients of top awards from the Kiwanis Festival of Toronto and both the provincial and national levels of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals.Tickets are available for $20 and $24 at the box office of the Toronto Centre for the Arts or by phoning Ticketmaster at 416.870.8000.

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