well, it’s been quite a while since we’ve posted here, but with so much happening this month, it seemed like the perfect time to speak up. Choir is back in full force for both the Whistler Singers and Whistler Children’s Chorus, and our singers are delighted to be singing in person once again.
The Whistler Singers will kick off our concert season with Winter Lights: Whistler Singers Celebrate the Season in Song. This event takes place on Sunday, December 11, 7 pm at Our Lady of the Mountains Church, and admission is by donation to the choir. If you can’t make it on the 11th, the Singers will offer an encore at Basalt (on the Village Stroll) on Thursday, December 22 at 5:30 pm.
The Whistler Children’s Chorus is 38 members strong this season! We also received an incredible donation from 100 Women Whistler, allowing us to put off a spectacular holiday show.
That show is Christmas at Rainbow, written by Bob Daly and Molly Boyd and first performed by the students of Myrtle Philip School in December 1984. This show tells the story of how Myrtle and Alex Philip came to build Rainbow Lodge, beginning with Alex’s chance meeting of John Millar in Vancouver in 1911. We’ve updated the script with help from the team at the Whistler Museum, and they’ve also provided archival photos that we’ll be using as our backdrops.
There are two opportunities to attend, at either 3 pm or 7 pm on Saturday, December 17. You can click here for tickets to either show, or visit the Box Office at Maury Young Arts Centre – they are $15 for adults, $10 for kids.
But we’re not done performing once those shows are wrapped! The Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers are excited to be back in-person for the 39th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols!
Join us for this long-running tradition to enjoy selections from the Whistler Singers and Children’s Chorus, readings from familiar community members, and to sing along with your favourite carols.
This year’s event will look a little different, because it will take place at Whistler Public Library. This means space will be limited! Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.
We hope to see you at some or all of these events! Let’s make music together.