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Listen to the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In

By
Robert Rowat
2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In

From the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal.

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Get into the spirit of the season with the 39th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In, a cherished Montreal tradition that has taken place since 1980 at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. An additional audience at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie Concert Hall enjoys the performance via video simulcast.

Hit play, above, or scroll down to hear individual pieces from 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, harpist Valérie Milot and 1,000 carollers singing along. The concert was recorded on Dec. 9.


Enjoy these photos from the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In


While you're listening, consult the concert program, below, for information on the music and musicians and to follow the words for the audience carols.


Here are the individual pieces from the concert:

Marcel Grandjany: Aria in the Classic Style

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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Of the Father's Love Begotten

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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O Come, All ye Faithful

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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O magnum mysterium

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Still, Still, Still

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A Gallery Carol

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Il est né, le divin enfant

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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The Lamb

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Patapan

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Hodie Christus natus est

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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See dat Babe

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Festival First Nowell

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Story: The Christmas miracle of Jean-Pierre Toomey

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Good King Wenceslas

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Trinity Te Deum

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Silent Night

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Come, Rock his Cradle

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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Joy to the World, Postlude

From the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In.

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