‘Tis the season and that means Toronto Masque Theatre‘s (TMT) yearly Christmas Salon returns for two nights — December 17 – 18, 2017 at The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue. Guest singers and instrumentalists come together to celebrate the season with carols, songs and instrumental works.
The salon will feature the following singers and instrumentalists:
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. The salon will also include 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 seasonal readings and audience sing-along carols, vocal soloists will each sing a Christmas “party piece” of their choosing.
Over the past few years, the TMT salon is one of my favourite events to attend in December. The songs, readings, and sing-along carols really make this a memorable and joyous time.
The event is accompanied with seasonal food, a silent auction, and topped off with TMT’s famous Renaissance Punch.
As the 2017/18 season will be Toronto Masque Theatre’s last, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Single tickets are still available for both evenings, available online now.