The Festival of Good Cheer provided a wonderful tune up for the Men and Women of the Tay as they continued to prepare for the joint Christmas concert.
The concert will take place on Wednesday, December 10th, at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church starting at 7:30 PM. Admission to the concert is free.
This will be the first concert appearance for the Women of the Tay and they will perform some wonderful settings of seasonal music for the women’s chorus including Deck the Halls, Jolly Old St. Nicholas and T’was the Night Before Christmas. The Men of the Tay will be performing their sixth annual concert this year featuring several unique sounds, including a contemporary arrangement of Mary, Did You Know? Both choirs will join together for a carol sing-a-long.
The concert will be hosted by the Perth Town Crier who will add his special touch to the season.
The Men of the Tay will appear again as part of the Perth Citizen’s Band Christmas Concert on December 16th. The Women of the Tay will be part of the Nine Lessons and Carols taking place on December 21st. Both of these appearances are also at St. James Anglican Church and begin at 7:30.
The Men of the Tay took part in a fund raising concert for the Smiths Falls Food Bank at Westminister Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 19th. The event attracted an appreciative audience and raised nearly $500.00. Over 300 people are relying on the Smiths Falls Food Bank each week, and over half of them are children. It was a wonderul opportunity to get together and sing while raising money for a most worthy cause.
The next appearance for the Men will be at the cenotaph on November 11th when they will perform “In Flander’s Fields” as part of the memorial services.
Meanwhile the Women of the Tay are rehearsing for their premiere appearance which will be as part of the Festival of Good Cheer on Saturday, November 29th. Currently 44 women are rehearsing each week preparing their first concert program. The performance will occur in the Atrium at Code’s Mill from 12:30-1:00 PM and again from 1:30-2:00 PM. The Festival is a wonderful day of music and entertainment throughout downtown Perth concluding with a fireworks presentation at 6:30 PM on the Tay Basin.
The women will also take part in “Throw Open The Shutters” the annual Christmas concert. The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10th. More information will be coming soon.
If you are interested in becoming a member of either chorus you are invited to get in contact with the chorus director or manager soon. The choruses are now in full rehearsal for their December programs so new members should consider joining in January. Music for the Spring season is ordered in early November, so get in touch soon.