Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Hundreds turn up for annual EU Christmas Concert in Ottawa

20/12/2018 - 17:48
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The Christmas season began in earnest on 7 December with the highly-anticipated European Union Christmas Concert. Hundreds of music lovers packed the Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral to be part of the annual Christmas tradition in Ottawa.

This year's programme featured carols and songs from all 28 EU Member States performed by the Nepean Choir, Nepean High School Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Wind Ensemble Brass, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lee Carter. The moving Gospel music performed by The London Trio Plus made the evening all the more special. Guest performers also included organist Timothy Piper and baritone Ryan Hofman.

The European Union Delegation and the Embassies of EU Member States are delighted to share Europe’s rich and diverse music tradition with our Canadian friends. Our thanks to the choirs, music directors, guest performers, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica and all those who make this concert such a success.

Thank you also to Algonquin Television Broadcasting for streaming the concert live. Watch here.

The concert will also be broadcast on Rogers TV Ottawa during the holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

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