Concert Details

A Traditional Christmas

  • Christopher Gaze

  • William Rowson

  • Conductor / Performers

    William Rowson conductor

    Christopher Gaze host

    UBC Opera Ensemble


    Click on the conductor or performer's name to read their biography

  • Repertoire


    Christmas Festival


    What Sweeter Music


    O Holy Night


    The First Noel


    Nutcracker: Waltz

    Trad. arr. Morlock

    Deck the Halls (Sing Along)

    Trad. arr. Willcocks

    O Come All Ye Faithful (Sing Along)


    Ave Maria


    Christmas Eve: Polonaise


    Messiah: Selections


    Sleigh Ride


    Hark! The Herald (Sing Along)


    We Wish You A Merry Christmas

WEATHER ADVISORY ALERT: There is light snowfall scheduled for throughout the day, but the VSO Traditional Christmas concert at Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby will be going ahead as planned. Please plan for longer travel times on the road and on public transit to arrive at the venue on time. This website will be updated as needed, and you can also check the VSO Facebook page and Twitter feed @VSOrchestra. Travel safely, and enjoy the Traditional Christmas concerts! If you are unable to make the concert, you can call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434 on Sunday the 18th from Noon to 5pm, or Monday from 9am to 8pm - Section 1 vouchers for a future regular series VSO concert will be issued in exchange for your Christmas concert tickets.

It is the Holiday music tradition: The VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, featuring host Christopher Gaze, EnChor, the UBC Opera Ensemble, and the VSO’s new Assistant Conductor, William Rowson.

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Performance Dates

  • Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

    7:30pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Friday, Dec 9, 2016

    4pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Friday, Dec 9, 2016

    7:30pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

    4pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

    7:30pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

    7:30pm St Andrew's Wesley Church

  • Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

    7:30pm South Delta Baptist Church

  • Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

    4:30pm Bell Performing Arts Centre

  • Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

    8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre

  • Friday, Dec 16, 2016

    4pm Centennial Theatre

  • Friday, Dec 16, 2016

    7:30pm Centennial Theatre

  • Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

    4pm Kay Meek Centre

  • Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

    7:30pm Kay Meek Centre

  • Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

    4pm Michael J. Fox Theatre

  • Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

    7:30pm Michael J. Fox Theatre





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