Christmas Time is Here

I love Christmas. Yes, it's very hectic, especially if you're a classically trained singer. This is the one time of the year when female singers can get a decent amount of work. I manage and sing in the Caminando Carolers of course, I sing in the Angelus Singers (another excellent caroling group in Vancouver) and I have my own solo voice and piano act. The Laudate Singers also have some big concerts in December. Yes, I make some extra money at this time of year as a performer and that is nice. I've been working with some fantastic singers for a long time and it's a real treat to continue to make music with them. We sing the old standard songs such as Rudolph and Jingle Bells - songs that I've sung hundreds of times but I'm always learning new pieces such as parts of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and I never get tired of singing In the Bleak Mid-Winter. But that's only part of why I love Christmas. I love the rich, tasty food, the prettiness of the lights, the decorations everywhere and the eagerness of people to get together and connect with each other. The month of December is a time for people to connect and a time to spread beauty, both visual and musical. December is visceral and beautiful.

Well, this is a blog intended for professional use and not just my late night musings. I have been performing almost every day and I will continue to do so until Dec. 26. Here are all of my remaining December performances (yes, yes I should have posted this at the beginning of December) minus the private parties and corporate events.

Fri., Dec. 12 - 10-2 pm - Oakridge Centre - W. 41st & Cambie St., Vancouver - Solo voice and piano

Fri., Dec. 19 - 1-2 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio

Sat., Dec. 13 - 6-7 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio

Sun., Dec. 14 - 10-2 pm - Oakridge Centre - W. 41st & Cambie St., Vancouver - Solo voice and piano

Sun., Dec. 14 - 2 pm - West Vancouver Library & 4 pm - St. Andrew's United, North Vancouver - Laudate Singers free family concerts

Sat., Dec. 14 - 6-7 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio

Mon., Dec. 15 - 10-2 pm - Oakridge Centre - W. 41st & Cambie St., Vancouver - Solo voice and piano 

Mon., Dec. 15 - 7:30 pm - Moberly Arts Centre - Prince Edward St. & E. 61st Ave. - The Real Treble Makers women's choir with Mehlinda Heartt performing Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols".

Tues., Dec. 16 - 10-2 pm - Oakridge Centre - W. 41st & Cambie St., Vancouver - Solo voice and piano 

Weds., Dec. 17 - 10-2 pm - Oakridge Centre - W. 41st & Cambie St., Vancouver - Solo voice and piano 

Fri., Dec. 19 - 11:30-2:30 pm - Sinclair Centre - W. Hastings and Granville, Vancouver - Angelus Singers

Fri., Dec. 19 - 6-7 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio

Sat., Dec. 20 - 5-6 pm - Kingsgate Mall - Kingsway and Broadway, Vancouver - Caminando Carolers  - SA duo

Sat., Dec. 20 - 7-8 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio 

Sun., Dec. 21 - 4:30-6:00 pm - Urban Fare - 305 Bute St., Vancouver - Caminando Carolers - SA duo

Sun., Dec. 21 - 7-8 pm - Richmond Centre - 6551 Number 3 Rd, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio 

Mon., Dec. 22 - 3-4 pm - Kingsgate Mall - Kingsway and Broadway, Vancouver - Solo voice and piano
 
Tues., Dec. 23 - 4:30-6 pm - Urban Fare - 305 Bute St., Vancouver - Caminando Carolers - SA duo
 
Weds., Dec. 24 - 6-9 pm - The Teahouse - 7501 Stanley Park Dr. - Caminando Carolers - SA duo
 
Thurs., Dec. 25 - 6-9 pm - The Teahouse - 7501 Stanley Park Dr. - Caminando Carolers - SA duo
 
Thurs., Dec. 26 - 1-4 pm - Aberdeen Centre - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond - Caminando Carolers - SSA trio 

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