Press Release, December 1, 2012

The York Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert returns to Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora for two performances on Saturday December 15th.


The concerts feature a blend of holiday music performed by the full orchestra – traditional carols, popular songs, a touch of the classics, and of course, the annual carol sing-a-long.


This year’s guest ensemble is once again the York Highlands Chorus: an award winning a cappella chorus based right here in York Region. Under the direction of Martha DeClerq, the chorus is one of over 750 that comprise Sweet Adelines International. This worldwide, educational, non-profit organization consists of show choruses and quartets who sing four-part harmony. Sweet Adelines International has over 30,000 members on five continents.


Renowned for their large and varied repertoire that includes contemporary, jazz, swing, gospel, and Christmas arrangements, the YHC consistently places among the top groups of its kind in competitions around the world.


The orchestra is delighted to welcome guest conductor David Bourque for these performances.  A 28-year veteran of the Toronto Symphony, David has played in and conducted wind bands, chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the United States and Canada.   He has also taught in higher education since 1979, and currently teaches at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. 


The concerts on December 15th are at 3:30 and 8:00 pm at the church, 79 Victoria Street in Aurora.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 416-410-0860, or at the door.