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December 2010 - Nr. 12
Merry Christmas and the best of Seasons from Echo Germanica
Irena Syrokomla

Winter is coming. The news from Vancouver, Calgary and North Bay confirm it – there is snow, freezing temperatures and pictures of people digging their cars from under the snow blanket. In K-W area only some light snow dust so far, quickly melting and leaving wet leaves behind.

The TV, radio and newspapers’ advertising is full of news about Christmas season entertainment and events, concerts, shows and markets.


Handel’s Messiah
– most traditional Christmas celebration – is performed by Grand Philharmonic Choir in Centre in the Square on December 11 at 7:30. Pops Series will have concert Men with Horns Christmas with Children’s Choir and Larry Larson on trumpet on December 17 and 18, the same concert in Guelph River Run Centre on December 16.

Rita MacNeil’s Spirit of Christmas
with special guest Frank Mills takes place December 1. John McDermott is sure to bring some Christmas spirit on December 22 and The Nutcracker production of Ballet Jörgen Canada will take place on December 28 at 2 pm and again at 7pm.


At River Run Centre Messiah will be played by Musica Viva Orchestra and Chamber Choir with soloists on December 18 at 8 pm.

Guelph Symphony will play Christmas Choral Fantasy concert with Grand River Chorus on December 12 at 3 pm. The Wonderful World of Christmas, a tribute to Elvis, is starring Michael Kabakos who has embodied Priestley for years and likely for many more to come - on December 11.

Sing-Along Messiah
at Massey Hall in Toronto takes place December 19 at 2 pm as well – I am sure! – many more Christmas events and celebrations everywhere!

Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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