During this popular festive gathering with the Confederation Singers, the audience is encouraged to sing along with the choir while it performs selections from George Frederic Handel’s renowned choral work. Presented at the stunning Kirk of St. James, admission is by donation in support of the Centre’s 2019 Youth Chorus Tour to New York City.
Written in 1741, Messiah is the most famous creation of German composer George Frederic Handel, and its performance still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer’s death. Ludwig van Beethoven himself, citing Messiah, said that Handel was the “greatest composer that ever lived.”
Donations gathered at this concert in support of the 2020 Youth Chorus Tour to Toronto.
Fortunate Ones duo Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien know a lot about what it takes to make a good partnership.
Their sophomore album, HOLD FAST, is a study in resilience and community and sees the duo stretching their musical muscles into new, fully realized sonic territory. Filled with the familiar and effortless harmony, boundless energy and optimism that has gained the duo thousands of fans, HOLD FAST, produced by ECMA award winning producer, Daniel Ledwell, is a collective effort that has yielded songs from a pair whose humility and quiet dignity belies a roaring artistic heart. The title track “Hold Fast” hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart and remained in the Top 20 for 10 weeks. The album also took home three Music NL Awards in 2018: Pop Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for Northern Star (directed by Jason Levangie) and Album of the Year.
Expect choice selections from across their albums, including All Will Be Well, their holiday recording that features both classic and original songs about the duo’s own joy and nostalgia for the season. For Fortunate Ones, Christmas is a time of year for reflection, appreciation, and gratitude and they hope that these sentiments come through with this intimate and heart-warming live show.
“Fortunate Ones are fully contemporary, yet when you watch them you can’t help but feel you’re watching the ‘next in line’ of great Newfoundland entertainers.” — Tom Power, CBC Radio
“Fortunate Ones are a rare gem. Two voices singing as one.” — Alan Doyle, Great Big Sea
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 2:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Regular tickets: $15.00 (tax & fees included)
Children (12 and under) tickets: $8.00 (taxes & fees included)
The King and Queen plan a huge party to celebrate the birth of the Princess Aurora. But when the Evil Fairy fails to receive an invitation to the birthday celebration, her curse changes everything! Can they prevent the Princess from pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel? Will the entire Kingdom fall asleep for a hundred years? Will it take a handsome Prince to wake them up or just a rubber chicken? Only DuffleBag Theatre knows for sure in their enchanting adaptation so come and play your part in the story to find out!
ABOUT DUFFLEBAG THEATRE
Since 1992, The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has traveled the globe with their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories. With wit and humour for all ages, DuffleBag creates theatrical magic by inviting up audience members as the stars of the show! The result is an exciting, interactive and unique experience for all. It’s no wonder DuffleBag performs over 600 shows annually, at theatres, schools and festivals across North America and beyond!
Holiday Giving just got more rewarding. With every 50 dollars in gift cards you buy you’ll get 10 Centre Bucks! Which means you save 10 dollars on your next Centre experience. And the best part? Your 10 Centre Bucks are redeemable at Confederation Centre for tickets, retail and arts education:
Charlottetown Festival | Valid for 2020 Charlottetown Festival tickets
LIVE @ The Centre | Valid for 2020 LIVE @ The Centre series
Showcase | Redeemable at The Showcase Giftshop regular priced items | Not valid on books, CDs and consignment items
Arts Education | Valid on 2020 programming
Buy Online or Visit the Box Office or The Showcase. Offer ends December 24, 2019.
*Centre Dollars have no monetary value and are not valid with any other offer or promotion. No copies or facsimiles will be accepted. Promotion ends Dec 24, 2019.
The Barra MacNeils bring their latest seasonal show to the Confederation Centre on Wednesday December 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Confederation Centre Box Office.
A traditional favourite, the Barra MacNeils’ An East Coast Christmas is a treat for the whole family. The five siblings are known for their brilliant instrumentals, ringing harmonies and delightful flair for story-telling. Their unique seasonal show is crafted each year to bring a special Celtic spin on traditional favourites and original east coast treasures with songs, stories and dance. Their stunning rendition of O Holy Night is just one of the many highlights that brings audiences to their feet. Fans can also look forward to gems like Ave Maria, Christmas in Killarney, and Auld Lang Syneamong an array of originals and seasonal delights.
Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, they are deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal.
The Barra MacNeils live concert experience is family entertainment at its highest level, leaving memories that will last beyond the season for a lifetime.