A Christmas Carol: dramatic reading and carol singing, St. Alban’s, Friday, Dec 8, 7:30-9:30 pm, Free Will Donation

A phenomenal evening when the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future make their return to St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Glen Williams.

The Rev. Aaron Orear, a former thespian who swapped the stage for a pulpit, does his annual reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, backed up by the St. Alban’s choir and members of the audience singing Christmas Carols between scenes.

It’s a crowd favourite and has become an annual tradition in Glen Williams – you’ll be awestruck by Fr. Aaron’s ability to seamlessly morph into different characters.

A freewill donation is asked, with all money raised going out into the community via outreach. A reception will follow in the hall, with cookies and cider and good cheer.

Don’t miss it!

Renee Cross, Vocal/Keys, Uncorked on Main, Thursday, Dec 7 at 7 pm

Renee is a freelance musician based in Guelph, Ontario, who loves exploring various instruments and styles of music.  Her first love is the piano and she is currently performing and recording as a soloist, playing piano, singing and incorporating vocal percussion into her songs. She is also a music instructor and part of the Indie duo, Tiger Suit, who plays Electronica/Rock fusion.

She began her musical journey studying classical piano, but quickly became interested in vocal technique and arranging.  In high school, musical time was spent composing vocal arrangements, singing in various vocal ensembles and, of course, practicing classical piano pieces.  At York University she broadened her musical interests by adding piano improvisation, South Indian singing and drumming, electronic music and composition into her studies.

She has had the opportunity to study with Casey Sokol, Trichy and Suba Sankaran and David Mott. Presently, she is performing and working on a variety of musical projects while maintaining a busy teaching schedule.

Ablett and Cooper, Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar, Copper Kettle Pub, Sunday, Dec 3 from 3-7 pm

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The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.

Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:

“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga

“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car. 



Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Jeannine Farrar

Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.

Highly Recommended – Fiddler on the Roof, Globe Productions, John Elliott Theatre, Nov 24,25,30 Dec 1,2 at 8pm, Nov 26 Dec 2,3 at 2pm – $27

Set in the village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevya, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colourful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevya tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-semitism of czarist Russia. Suitable for all ages.

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Production Team:

Artistic Director: Danny Harvey
Music Director: Jennifer Centrone
Choreographer: JQ Smith
Producer: Laura Hachey
Stage Manager: Melissa Fischer

Performances:
November 24, 25, 30 December 1, 2 at 8 pm
November 26, December 2,3 at 2 pm

John Elliott Theatre | 9 Church Street | Georgetown