December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Canada’s award-winning “Reina Latina” (Latin jazz queen), Eliana Cuevas is flanked by some of the country’s top jazz musicians (bassist George Koller, pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, and percussionists Mark Kelso and Daniel Stone) to perform highlights from her highly anticipated album, Espejo. Much-lauded for her expanded range as a composer and performer, Cuevas’s deeply personal oeuvre offers an intense and passionate journey of the soul.
For more details: www.COC.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
December 10, 2013 – December 11, 2013
The TSO has filled a giant Christmas stocking with festive holiday cheer—just for you!
Come for: Special guest for the occasion is Ashley Brown, Broadway’s original Mary Poppins. She returns after wowing TSO Pops audiences last season with her fresh, electrifying performances.
And more: You’ll enjoy favourite seasonal music of all kinds, and you’ll get a chance to join with the TSO for a traditional sing-along.
Program: Favourite Seasonal music.
Pops concerts add an orchestral flair to popular tunes from screen, stage, and more. Prepare for dazzling show-stopping artistry at each performance!
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
December 11, 2013
On Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30pm the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, led by Noel Edison, will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year the Choir welcomes special guest, tenor superstar Ben Heppner. Ben will sing some fireside favourites and join with the Choir for O Holy Night and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, among others.
The concert will include a wide range of choral music fit for the season, from the contemplative to the traditional, along with some rousing favourites. Stories for the season, told by Noel Edison and Ben Heppner, add to the festive mood and a carol sing-along will encourage the audience to add their voices to this welcome to the holiday season.
Visit the concert webpage: www.tmchoir.org/tmcPerformances/festival-of-carols.cfm
Venue: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church — 1585 Yonge Street
December 13, 2013
8:00pm. Single Tickets: $54, $59, $64. Subscribe from $41. You asked for it and we were happy to oblige! The Leahy Family returns for a second year to treat your family to an unforgettable evening of song and dance. Known for their unique blend of musical styles, distinct repertoire and an explosive on-stage energy, the Leahys make Christmas a true family affair! The Canadian powerhouse of eight musical brothers and sisters and now their adorable and talented children are one of Canada’s most sought after exports. Packed with holiday tunes and fiery Celtic jigs and melodies, the Leahys will kick up your holiday spirit!
For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.
Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario
Three-time JUNO Award winner and acclaimed multi-platinum singer/songwriter Johnny Reid comes to Massey Hall this holiday season in support of his new album Johnny Reid: A Christmas Gift To You, which features a collection of traditional and time-honoured songs to embrace the spirit of the season.
Nominated for a 2012 JUNO Award for Single of the Year, Johnny Reid released his sixth studio album Fire It Up in March 2012, the follow-up to 2010’s certified double-platinum album A Place Called Love.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
December 14, 2013
November 23, 2013 – December 14, 2013
December 15, 2013
Rod Stewart has just announced plans to launch his eagerly anticipated “Live the Life” tour in North America this Spring. Stewart will be joined by legendary artist, Steve Winwood for an unstoppable evening of hits from two of rock music’s most seminal artists. The “Live the Life” tour is set to kick-off in Chicago on April 10 and play ten arenas throughout North America including dates in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit and Greensboro, NC. This concert is rescheduled from May 1st.
For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
November 29, 2013 – December 15, 2013
This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Non-stop entertainment includes musicians, carolers and choirs, traditional European dancers, and of course… Santa and his roaming elves! There is great shopping, specialty beer and mulled wine gardens, and sweets and treats. Christmas comes but once a year and the Toronto Christmas Market at The Distillery is the perfect opportunity to put the magic back in your holiday time.
Friday November 29th to Sunday December 15th at the Distillery Historic District.
For more details: www.torontochristmasmarket.com