Press-Release-December 8, 2013

The York Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert returns to Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora for two performances on Saturday December 21st.

The concerts feature a blend of holiday music performed by the full orchestra – traditional carols, popular songs, a touch of the classics, and of course, the annual carol sing-a-long. New music director Denis Mastromonaco has made a few exciting changes this year, but promises long-time fans that their perennial favourites, like Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, are still on the program.

This year’s guest ensemble is once again the York Highlands Chorus: an award winning a cappella chorus based right here in York Region. Under the direction of Martha DeClerq, the chorus is one of over 750 that comprise Sweet Adelines International. This worldwide, educational, non-profit organization consists of show choruses and quartets who sing four-part harmony. Sweet Adelines International has over 30,000 members on five continents.

Renowned for their large and varied repertoire that includes contemporary, jazz, swing, gospel, and Christmas arrangements, the YHC consistently places among the top groups of its kind in competitions around the world.

 The two concerts on December 21stth are at 3:30 and 8:00 pm at the church, 79 Victoria Street in Aurora. Tickets may be purchased by calling 416 410-0860, or at the door.