Performers are again on Montreal levels for vacation music and dance

Exhibits have been largely on-line for greater than a yr. Now they’re again and we have now your roundup proper right here.

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Montreal’s cultural group can’t wait to get again into the vacation spirit. Following a yr of largely on-line reveals, our metropolis’s venues will as soon as once more be alive with the sound of Christmas music. Right here’s a roundup of seasonal music and dance happenings on levels round city.

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Montreal Gospel Choir and Jireh Gospel Choir: Christmas Gospel live performance. The Montreal Gospel Choir and Jireh Gospel choir have fun their tenth and twenty fifth anniversaries, respectively, with their annual joint Christmas Gospel live performance. Greater than 70 singers will take the stage, backed by a five-piece band and led by director Carol Bernard, who heads each choirs.

“We’ll be singing Christmas music and Gospel music, which for many individuals is Christmas music,” Bernard mentioned. “We’ll have Gospel preparations of Christmas songs like O Come, All Ye Devoted and Pleasure To the World, after which go from Negro spirituals as much as hip hop. It’s about that entire evolution of Black music we wish to signify.”

Director Carol Bernard leads the Montreal Gospel Choir as they rehearse for the Dec. 11 Gospel Christmas concert with the Jireh Gospel Choir.
Director Carol Bernard leads the Montreal Gospel Choir as they rehearse for the Dec. 11 Gospel Christmas live performance with the Jireh Gospel Choir.Photograph by John Kenney /Montreal Gazette

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. The OSM has a number of occasions in December, together with a web-based efficiency of Shostakovitch’s final symphony and Liszt’s second piano concerto, accessible from Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. to Jan. 4. Tickets price $20.

However the true vacation deal with is the return of OSM conductor emeritus Kent Nagano for Le Poste du paradis, a Christmas-themed present combining the French-language storytelling of Quebec raconteur Fred Pellerin with works by Debussy, Prokofiev, Mozart, Bartók and extra. Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at 2:30 and seven:30 p.m., and Dec. 18 at 2:30 and seven:30 p.m. at Maison Symphonique, $25 to $165.

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