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Listen to the 2016 CBC Christmas Sing-In

Robert Rowat

Hit play, above, or scroll down for individual tracks from the CBC Christmas Sing-In, a cherished Montreal tradition since 1980. Get into the spirit of the season with this heartwarming concert of Christmas favourites, with conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée leading the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In brass and percussion ensemble, organist and director of music Jonathan Oldengarm, tenor John Tessier and 1,500 carollers singing along.

37th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In: photos

The 37th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In took place Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, with capacity crowds at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and — via simulcast — the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Concert Hall.

You'll find full details on the music and performers at the bottom of this page.

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The Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul:

Sopranos: Suzanne Anfossi, Kristi Bryson, Hannah de Priest, Donna George, Emily Gibson, Wendy Glaubitz, Kimberly Lynch, Stephanie Manias, Julianna Urban, Ellen Wieser, Rebecca Woodmass.

Altos: Stephanie Akré, April Babey, James Brown, Nicholas Burns, Duncan Campbell, Charlotte Cumberbirch, William Duffy, Justine Gagnepain, Safiya Karim, Peter Koniers, Anna Mizera, Sue Smith, Eva Stone-Barney, Michelle Sturtevant, Kathrin Welte, Kerianne Wilson.

Tenors: Evan Brydon, Kerry Bursey, Lee Clapp, Thomas Macleay, Patrick McGill, Simon Rivard, Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, Jan van der Hooft.

Basses: Dave Benson, Desmond Byrne, Sebastien Duckett, John Giffen, Clayton Kennedy, Léo McKenna, Jonah Spungin, Brett Walker, Johnty Wang, Nathaniel Watson.

Brass ensemble:

Stéphane Beaulac, Amy Horvey, Taz Eddy (trumpets).
Charles Benaroya, Evrim Dogan, Matthieu Bourget (trombones).

Percussion: Mark Morton, Ben Reimer.

Soloist: John Tessier, tenor.

Organist, director of music: Jonathan Oldengarm.

Conductor: Jean-Sébastien Vallée.


“O come, O come, Emmanuel”
Arr. Paul Leddington Wright
John Tessier, tenor

Jean Mouton: “Nesciens mater virgo virum”

“O come, all ye faithful”
John Francis Wade, arr. Richard R. Webster, David Willcocks

James Whitbourn: “Hodie”
Juliana Urban, soprano

“Still, Still, Still”
Arr. Matthew Culloton
John Tessier, tenor

Adrian Peacock: “Venite, Gaudete!”

“Il est né, le divin Enfant”
Arr. Paul Halley

Paul Mealor: “In the bleak midwinter”
John Giffen, baritone

“What child is this?”
Arr. Paul Halley

Festival First Nowell
Arr. Dan Forrest

“Tous les bourgeois de Châtres”
Arr. Donald Patriquin

The Huron Carol
Arr. Robert B. Anderson

Jake Runestad: “Alleliua”

“Les anges dans nos campagnes”
Arr. Julian Wachner

Franz Gruber: “Silent Night”
Arr. Mack Wilberg
John Tessier, tenor

Stephen Main: “The darkest midnight in December”

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Arr. John Rutter

Felix Mendelssohn: “Hark the herald angels sing”
arr. David Willcocks, Jonathan Oldengarm

Shawn Kirchner: “Chantons Noël”

“Away in a manger”
Arr. David Willcocks, Jonathan Oldengarm

Adolphe Adam: “Minuit, chrétiens”
John Tessier, tenor

“Joy to the world”
Arr. Julian Wachner

Conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée directs the choir at the 37th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In.

Jean-Sébastien Vallée leads the choir at the 37th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In in Montreal. (

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