Peace on Earth: A Christmas Salon
Celebrate the season with Toronto Masque Theatre.
17 & 18 December 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Summerhill subway
Bigger and brighter than ever, our popular Christmas salon returns for two nights. Guest singers and instrumentalists celebrate the season with carols, songs and instrumental works, including a rare performance of excerpts from the cantata The Birth of Christ by Clarence Lucas.
Make merry with TMT, served with seasonal food, a silent auction, and topped off with our famous Renaissance Punch.
Janelle Lapalme, soprano
Rebecca Claborn, mezzo soprano
Jean-Philippe Lazure, tenor
Keith Lam, bass
Christopher Bagan, piano
Larry Beckwith, violin
Kathleen Kajioka, violin
Alison Melville, recorders and flutes
This year’s salon will have a distinctly French flavour with the performance of Baroque Noëls and the Messe de Minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. We’ll also enjoy a rare performance of excerpts from the cantata The Birth of Christ written in 1901 by the Hamilton-area composer Clarence Lucas.
In addition to audience sing-along carols, our vocal soloists will each sing a Christmas "party piece" of their choosing.
The evening will be rounded off with seasonal readings, including from The Journey of the Magi, by T.S. Eliot.
What does Larry have to say?
"I know I am not alone in having a soft spot for the warm and close camaraderie that is felt at Christmastime. It is a blessing to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the peace, hope and joy that lie at the centre of this rejuvenating season."
Hosted and sponsored by TMT patrons Walter and Marina Unger.