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2017 Christmas Benefit Concert Series: 
Christmas Joy

Join us for a wonderful celebration of everything that makes Christmas the most joyful time of the year.  A time when you make wishes and a time when even some of them come true.  For example?  The chance to listen to 90 minutes of song, some dance, hilarious banter and a polished chorus delivering a Christmas concert especially for you.

The Peninsula Singers’ annual Christmas concert series, “Christmas Joy” will pack in traditional songs with new arrangements, such as the opening “Joy! A Medley of carols, move along to old favourites like Mel Torme’s “Christmas Song” and, as is customary for the Singers, witty sendups of some Christmas traditions.  Such as PDQ Bach’s “Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John” and “Santa Claus is Just a Good Ol’ Boy”.  Here the Men of the Peninsula Singers discover that Santa has relocated to south of the Mason-Dixon Line and switched from reindeer to a John Deere tractor.  Nestled in between these numbers, Artistic Director Lena Palermo has selected a lively gospel version of “Go Tell it On the Mountain” and “Let it Snow!.”

An important custom in the Peninsula Singers’ Christmas concerts includes a song that reminds us that beyond the joy of the season, the world can be a troubled place. In  Gospel Singer Amy Grant’s “My Grown Up Christmas List”, the Singers’ ask that “wars would never start/and time would heal all hearts.”

“Christmas Joy” will be Lena Palermo’s second concert series as the Peninsula Singers’ Artistic Director and her first Christmas concert at the podium.  Grant yourself this Christmas wish–two (or more) tickets to see a fabulous show under Lena’s direction.


Friday, December 1st, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 – 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 – 2:00pm

Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave W, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9


Artistic Director: Lena Palermo |   Accompanist: Janet Yonge |

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