Certainly not your average concert series! Consisting of five days of music and arts, Winter Spectacular increases in scope in what will mark its third year of community building. The premise of the event is to explore local art in non-traditional spaces and introduce Londoners to the possibilities their city holds. If you are looking to discover local London musicians, art or simply interested in sightseeing some of these alternative spaces then you won’t be disappointed. This DIY event is for the community and by the community. Events take place from December 16 – 20. More info avail at http://winterspectacular.ca/#winterspectacular
PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE MUSIC FAN IN YOUR LIFE
Looking for some cool music-related gift items this year? The team at A Journal of Musical Things has compiled a list of cool music related Xmas gifts. Alan Cross has just released an audio book based on The Ongoing History of New Music series. Check out the other gift ideas here http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/ajomt-xmas-gift-guide-2016-updated-often/
ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS EVE
The community has spoke! After heavy voting and interest from Londoners the winners of the Rockin’ NYE contest to open for Finger Eleven are Taylor Holden and the Law of Averages & Hiroshima Hearts! Wanna know more about these rad locals and hear some tunes? Check out their music at www.londonmusicoffice./RockinNYE
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
in support of Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London
Join us on December 19th at 7pm for Carols by Candlelight, an intimate concert event organized by London locals; Ross Mortimer, Katy Clark and Denise Jung in support of the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London. This 4th annual favourite will be held at the Wolf Performance Hall in the heart of downtown London. As classically trained singers, the group brings unique skills to the Christmas performance season in a program that ranges from traditional carols, classical holiday favourites and spirituals. Performance goers can find last minute unique, Christmas items during intermission at the Silent Auction, created with donations from community business partners. All proceeds will be donated to the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness. Special guests this year include mezzo-soprano Amanda Perera and country music singer-songwriter, Julia Haggarty.
About Carols by Candlelight
Young talents Katy Clark, Denise Jung, and Ross Mortimer grew up surrounded by art and culture in London. They met and developed friendships as students at Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music University where the three were classically trained and recently graduated. Carols by Candlelight offers the opportunity to come together as a community in the spirit of the season for a great cause. Ross, Katy and Denise and special guests will put their unique flair on Christmas standards, heartfelt gospel solos, and many carols with opportunities to sing-along. To date, Carols by Candlelight has raised more than $10,000 for local charities.
About Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London
The Unity Project (UP) provides crisis support, emergency shelter, and transitional housing in a home-like environment for men, women and youth experiencing and at-risk of homelessness. Residents cook and clean daily, as part of a participatory life skills program for taking care of themselves and their community. Unity Project provides in-the-moment crisis support for each individual while working to create their long-term stability. UP shelters 50 to 60 individuals per night, provides 25 to 75 episodes of crisis support daily and supports more than 1,000 homeless people annually.
What: Carols by Candlelight – a unique performance of holiday music favourites for the whole family including sing-alongs plus silent auction in support of the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London.
When: Monday, December 19th at 7pm (doors open 6pm)
Where: Wolf Performance Hall — London Central Public Library — 251 Dundas Street, London
Musical Performers: Katy Clark (Soprano), Ross Mortimer (Tenor), Denise Jung (Pianist), Julia Haggarty (Singer-Songwriter) and Amanda Perera (Mezzo Soprano)
Tickets: Grand Theatre: http://tickets.grandtheatre.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=7214
or call 519-672-8800
Advance Ticket Prices: General $20, Seniors & Arts Workers: $15, Students: $10, Children Under 10: $5
Ticket Prices at the Door: General $25, Seniors & Arts Workers $20, Students: $15, Children Under 10: $5
Launching the Jack Richardson Ballroom (former Nash Jewelers) tomorrow night and fundraising for LIFE*SPIN