December 13, 2016

Enjoy holiday music by the Toronto Children’s Chorus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Sleigh bells ring, coloured lights twinkle along the streets and eggnog hits the shelves, but there is nothing that inspires holiday wonder as much as live choral music with a traditional story.

You and your family are invited to Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, December 17 to hear the world-renowned Toronto Children’s Chorus perform their annual holiday production, this year titled “A Child’s Christmas”. The Toronto Children’s Chorus has been based in the Yonge + St. Clair neighbourhood since 2007.

Stratford Festival actor Geraint Wyn Davies, harpist Judy Loman, the Toronto Youth Choir, the Alumni Choir and friends from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will join the Chorus in this awe-inspiring performance.

In anticipation for their holiday concert, special guest Mr. Wyn Davies kindly took the time to talk with the Chorus about his most beloved holiday memories and his best advice for passionate and artistic young people.

Geraint Wyn Davies as Polonius in “Hamlet”. The Stratford Festival of Canada, 2008. © Laird Mackintosh.

What would you most like people to know about you?

1. I have a great deal of love for family. I am a proud son, father, husband and grandfather!

2. I love to travel! I just came back from three and a half weeks playing tennis and learning to surf in Costa Rica.

3. I love to write and play music!

What sparked your love for acting?

It was watching my father preach and my mother teach back in Wales. They are both wonderful storytellers and dad is a natural performer! I knew early on I wanted to somehow follow in their footsteps, and being an actor came naturally!

What is your best piece of advice for children and young people who possess a love for the arts?

Try to do it all! Sing, dance, act, tell stories, listen and watch! Have fun, be daring, be yourself!

What is your fondest holiday memory?

So many! All of them when I was young and when my kids were young.

But…We spent a Christmas in Morocco years ago and I remember the great fun I had trying to explain to my young kids, Galen and Pyper, how Santa was going to get their presents to them! They loved all the ways Santa was so clever! They were both big fans of Santa!

What is your favourite holiday story?

Tough one. If I don’t say A Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life, I’d have to say A Child’s Christmas in Wales!

Usher in the holidays with the Toronto Children’s Chorus this Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets available through the Roy Thomson Hall box office: 416-872-4255 and through the Roy Thomson Hall website. Enjoy a 10% discount when you purchase four tickets.