A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Music and stories to launch the Christmas season

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When is going to a choral concert like going to theatre? Any time Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir is involved. Their performances are not just a feast for the ears, but for the eyes as well.

Their most recent offering was in collaboration with the Halifax Camerata Singers and the CBC Radio’s national sports host John Hancock. Xara and Camerata performed (mostly) seasonal pieces together and separately with Hancock reading Dylan Thomas’ classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Halifax’s First Baptist Church was bedecked for Christmas and packed to the rafters with concert-goers. The music was uplifting and the story was expertly read with a puckish humour and a host of animating voices.

Though it seems kind of mean to share how wonderful a one-off event was, I suggest that you keep your ears open for the next Xara concert. You won’t be disappointed!

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