Chez Vous: Christmas with Elektra (pandemic edition)

3:00pm PST November 29th, 2020 at Online

Christmas 2020 is going to be unlike any other.  The Elektra singers and I were wishing we could bring you “to our house” for our annual Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra concert.  Instead, we decided to sing in the season “chez vous”.  We created a 50-minute, free online Christmas special featuring some of my favourite tracks from Elektra’s Christmas CDs, enhanced with beautiful imagery designed by Shannon Lythgoe.

View the show free on YouTube here.

As an extra bonus, we also published our very own Christmas Dinner with Elektra  cookbook, linked here as a pdf. If you prefer, view the online version on

Guest artists at Chez Vous: Christmas with Elektra included the violinist Joan Blackman, the Borealis String Quartet, guitarist Edward Henderson, flautist Lorna McGhee, bassist Jodi Proznick, cellist Rebecca Wenham, and members of the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus (Marisa Gaetanne, director).

Performance Pieces:

  1. Deck the Hall Traditional Welsh John Rutter (arr) 
  2. If You Would Hear the Angels Sing Canadian Work Stephen Smith
  3. Domnulet si domn din cer Traditional Romanian
  4. El cant dels ocells Bernat Vivancos (arr) 
  5. Tyrley, Tyrlow Canadian Work Mark Sirett
  6. Noël Nouvelet Canadian Work Traditional French Erica Phare-Bergh (arr) 
  7. Hodie Christus Natus Est Canadian Work Kelly-Marie Murphy
  8. I Saw Three Ships Canadian Work Traditional English Edward Henderson (arr) 
  9. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Canadian Work Traditional German Stephen Smith (arr) 
  10. Wexford Carol (movement 3 from “Carol Trilogy”) Canadian Work Traditional Irish laura hawley (arr) 
  11. Pat-a-pan Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) Shawn Kirchner (arr) 
  12. O Little Town of Bethlehem Canadian Work Lewis Redner Susan Edwards (arr) 
  13. Night of Silence Daniel Kantor

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