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Carnival of the Animals, Mayor Nenshi & Christmas Classics at Calgary Civic Symphony’s Star Bright Concert
CALGARY, AB, December 2, 2015 — Get into the festive spirit when the Calgary Civic Symphony presents its annual Christmas spectacular on Sunday, December 20, 2015, featuring the stunning soprano Michelle Todd, the popular Calgary Girls Choir, guest narrator Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and duo pianists Nicholas Kwan and Peter Wang. Billed “Star Bright”, the concert takes place at 2:30 PM at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
This holiday spectacular will feature crowd favourite, Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, Ola Gjeilo’s sparkling Gloria, and the vibrant Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will also include popular Christmas classics, including Ave Maria, White Christmas, The Christmas Song and much more.
Michelle Todd is a critically acclaimed soprano and actress. Since making her prize-winning London recital debut in the Purcell Room, she has had singing engagements throughout Canada, France, India, Denmark, Dubai, and the U.S. She has performed with The Hans Eisler Ensemble, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Calgary Girls Choir (CGC), founded in 1995 by Elaine Quilichini, is well respected in the choral community and has achieved worldwide recognition and acclaim for its inspiring performances and accomplishments. Duo pianists Nicholas Kwan and Peter Wang were both winners in the 2015 Calgary Concerto Competition.
The Calgary Civic Symphony was founded in 1975 and has swelled to over 80 musicians. Under the baton of Music Director Rolf Bertsch, the Symphony presents five concerts a year.
Concert tickets are $25 (adults), $18 (students/seniors), and children six and under are free. Group discounts are available. Tickets are available by calling the Arts Commons Box Office at (403) 294-9494 or online at www.artscommons.ca.
For more information, please call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca.
Phonetic pronunciation: Camille Saint-Saëns [Kah-MEEL SAH-SAHN], Ola Gjeilo [O-la YAY-lo],
Ralph Vaugahn Williams [RAYF VOHN Williams]
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