Toronto Christmas Concerts 2023

Toronto Children's Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto Children's Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall

September is here and that means very soon, we’ll be thinking about planning for the Christmas season. I always enjoy seeing Toronto Christmas concerts in December since they put me in such a festive mood! If you don’t want to be disappointed, book your Christmas concerts in Toronto 2023 now while the best seats are still available. I will update this blog post as I learn of more Christmas concerts in Toronto.

Toronto Children's Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto Children’s Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall

Loreena McKennitt: Under A Winter’s Moon at Koerner Hall 2023

Celebrate the holiday season with Loreena McKennitt at her Under A Winter’s Moon concert on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at Koerner Hall. The concert will feature carols and tales that blends Celtic, Indigenous, and Welsh cultures.

Join the Juno Award-winning Canadian artist and her musical companions as they perform 15 seasonal songs, including “Coventry Carol,” “Good King Wenceslas,” and the “Huron Carol,” as well as a performance of Dylan Thomas’s nostalgic A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith. She will be accompanied by Caroline Lavelle on cello and recorders, Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey “Red” George, and members of the Celtic group The Bookends, including Errol Fischer on fiddle, Pete Watson on guitar and bouzouki, and Cait Watson on Irish whistle, joined by Romano DiNillo on percussion.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online or at the Koerner Hall Box Office. Koerner Hall is located at 273 Bloor Street West.

Barra MacNeils at Massey Hall 2023

Barra MacNeils bring their East Coast Christmas concert to Massey Hall on Friday, December 22, 2023. The Christmas concert performed by the five MacNeil siblings, will feature favourite holiday songs gleaned from traditional Christmas ceilidhs and midnight masses. Tickets are $51.30, $75, $86.80 and $110.50 and can be purchased online or at the Massey Hall Box Office.

Holly Cole: A Swinging Christmas with The Royal Conservatory Strings 2023

Get in the holiday spirit with Canadian jazz songstress Holly Cole on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8 p.m. at Koerner Hall. Her concert features Christmas standards along with eclectic selections of songs. Cole will be accompanied by her impeccable band along with string players from The Royal Conservatory.

Tickets are $120, $110, $90 and $75 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office.

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Festival of Carols 2023

The Toronto Mendelsson Choir performs its Festival of Carols Concert on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 and Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Yorkminster Baptist Church. Conducted by Jean-Sébastien Vallée, the concert will include a sing-along portion. The concert is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are Regular $89.95, $74.95, $59.95, $39.95 + $4 admin fee; Senior (65+) $81.36, $67.85, and $54.36. VOXTix (30 and under) $25. Purchase tickets online, in person or over the phone. Pick up tickets at the Box Office or at the concert. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church is located at 1585 Yonge Street (a few blocks north of St. Clair Avenue).

Toronto Children’s Chorus at Roy Thomson Hall 2023

The Toronto Children’s Chorus performs Songs of the Season at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2 p.m. The holiday performance will feature the Canadian premiere of Missa Virtutum by Filipino composer Jude B. Roldan, which will be performed by the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Tickets go on sale online or by calling 416-872-4255  on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10 a.m.

TSO – Home Alone in Concert 2023

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs this Christmas season favourite: Home Alone in Concert at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. This holiday film features composer John Williams’s dscore performed live by the TSO to picture. Tickets are $62, $86, $147 and $151 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office.

Good Lovelies Christmas Concert at Massey Hall 2023

Good Lovelies bring their Christmas Concert to Massey Hall on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2023 at 8 p.m. Good Lovelies will sing songs from their new album, We Will Never Be The Same, as well as classic holiday songs, and other winter selections. Tickets are $39.40, $51.30 and $86.80 and can be purchased online or by calling 416-872-4255.

TSO Holiday Pops at Roy Thomson Hall 2023

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs their holiday hits and classic carols at Roy Thomson Hall on Mon., Dec.11, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Tues., Dec. 12, 2023 at 8 p.m.; and Wed., Dec. 13, 2022 at at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke and Lucas Waldin. Tickets are $62, $79, $99, $109, and $142 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. Roy Thomson Hall is located at 60 Simcoe Street

Handel’s Messiah by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) 2023

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular Toronto Christmas concerts 2023. The TSO will perform it at Roy Thomson Hall on Sun., Dec. 17, 2023 at 3 p.m.; Tues, Dec. 19, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 20, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 22, 2023 at 8 p.m.; and Sat., Dec. 23, 2023 at 8 p.m. Conducted by Gustavo Gimeno, the TSO will be accompanied by soprano Lauren Fagan, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards, tenor Michael Colvin, and baritone Elliot Madore. The TSO will be joined by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Tickets are $41, $61, $75, $86, $121, $136, $141 and $161 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. Roy Thomson Hall is located at 60 Simcoe Street.

The Andy Kim Christmas 2023

The 19th annual Andy Kim Christmas comes to Massey Hall on Wednesday, Deccember 6, 2023. The concert format is a classic variety showcase with holiday favourites performed by several special guests to be announced. All event proceeds will be donated to CAMH Gifts of Light.

Ticket prices range from $35.50 to $85.50 and go on sale Friday, October 27, 2023 online at Massey Hall or at Ticketmaster.

St. Michael’s Choir School at Massey Hall 2023

St. Michael’s Choir School returns to Massey Hall on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7 p.m. to perform a blend of traditional favourites and sacred carols to celebrate the Christmas season. A Toronto holiday tradition, this concert will feature choral repertoire along with select concert works, Randol Bass’s A Christmas Flourish and Corad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, for choir, soloists, brass and percussion.

Tickets go on sale at Massey Hall on November 6, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Massey Hall is located at 178 Victoria Street.

CBC Sounds of the Season 2023

Enjoy a free day-long holiday concert at CBC Head Office in the Glenn Gould Studio at 250 Front Street West on Friday, December 8, 2023. The day features live performances from local artists and choirs singing holiday favourites, as well as live broadcasts of favourite CBC programs.

Admission is free general admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at the Front Street entrance at 4:30 a.m. for this popular Toronto holiday concert!

Do you know of any other Christmas concerts in Toronto 2023? If so, please let me know in the comment section.

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