A Very Forte Christmas at the Kirk of St. James

St. James Presbyterian Church 35 Fitzroy St Charlottetown, PE

“Forte”: that’s something at which someone excels … and in Italian-based musical terms it means ‘strong.’

Both senses come together as the Forte Men’s Choir deliver their annual choral Christmas card on Sunday afternoon (2:30 pm), December 18th, at the Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown.

Tickets for A Very Forte Christmas are available on Eventbrite at $15 (+ 1.93 fee), or at-the-door for $20.

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The 14-member TTBB choir is led by Dr. Margot Rejskind, noted for her leadership of the professional Luminos Ensemble and other vocal groups, as well as her teaching at UPEI. Jacqueline Sorenson Young provides piano accompaniment, and Morgan Saulnier will add her flute to some of the pieces.

The rich four-part blend of male voices gives warm depth to reflective pieces like O Holy Night, Ave Maria, Yuletide Fires, Peace Peace and Still Still. There’s a wistful rendition of I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and the lilting melodies of Gesu Bambino and Carol of the Bells. For novelty, add spirited arrangements of Dance of the Sugar-plum Fairy and Deck the Halls in 7/8. Audience members will also enjoy some sing-along of traditional carols.