Chez Vous: Christmas with Elektra (pandemic edition)

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


Christmas is coming, and Morna and the Elektra singers are wishing they could bring you “to our house” for our annual Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra concert. This year, our music will be delivered right to your house as we proudly sing in the season “chez vous”.  As always, we promise to brighten your day with the beautiful sounds of Elektra.

We’ve created a one-hour, online Christmas special featuring some of Morna’s favourite tracks from Elektra’s Christmas CDs, enhanced with beautiful imagery designed by Shannon Lythgoe and greetings from our house to yours. From Deck the Hall and I Saw Three Ships to Canadian Christmas favourites, Chez Vous: Christmas with Elektra is our gift to you.

As an extra bonus, Elektra will be publishing its very own Christmas Dinner with Elektra cookbook, which will be available on this page as a downloadable pdf!

So grab a hot mug of your favourite seasonal grog, unpack those decorations, and join us live on Sunday, November 29th at 3pm PST. This free, publicly-accessible broadcast will take place as a Facebook live premiere on the 29th – the link to the broadcast will be posted on this page in the week preceding the concert.

Guest artists include 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 Composition Stephen Smith
  3. Domnulet si domn din cer Traditional Romanian
  4. El cant dels ocells Bernat Vivancos (arr) 
  5. Tyrley, Tyrlow Canadian Composition Mark Sirett
  6. Hodie Christus Natus Est Canadian Composition Kelly-Marie Murphy
  7. I Saw Three Ships Canadian Composition Traditional English Edward Henderson (arr) 
  8. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Canadian Composition Traditional German Stephen Smith (arr) 
  9. Wexford Carol (movement 3 from “Carol Trilogy”) Canadian Composition Traditional Irish laura hawley (arr) 
  10. Pat-a-pan Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) Shawn Kirschner (arr) 
  11. O Little Town of Bethlehem Canadian Composition Lewis Redner Susan Edwards (arr) 
  12. Night of Silence Daniel Kantor

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