Christmas Concert

Composed over 275 years ago, Handel’s career-defining oratorio remains one of the most popular pieces in the classical canon, an unequaled tribute to the holidays that sets the audience’s pulses racing year on year. Experience the magic for yourself this year with this full-scale concert from ChoralWorks accompanied by a full orchestra and featuring a raft of guest vocalists.

Despite initially gaining a modest reaction on its premiere in Dublin in 1741, Messiah’s qualities have since been recognised, making it one of the most sought after and beloved works in Western music. With a scriptural text comprised of extracts from the King James Bible and the Common Book of Prayer, it celebrates the Advent season in high style, filling the concert hall with unparalleled triumph and glory that you’ll remember all year round.

Information and Tickets

Friday Evening, November 30, 2018  7:30 PM

New Life Church

28 Tracey Lane


Eventbrite - ChoralWorks Handel's Messiah

Matinee on Saturday, December 1, 2018  2:00 PM

New Life Church

28 Tracey Lane


Eventbrite - ChoralWorks Handel's Messiah Matinee

Admission                   $30.00

Youth (16 and under) $15.00

At the door                  $35.00

VIP tickets                   $100.00

For further concert and ticket information, please contact Heather (705) 888-4454

Brian Rae

brian-raeOur Director was organist at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto for 40 years and was bestowed Papal Honours in 2006, as a knight of St. Gregory.

An alumnus of St. Michael’s Choir School, he has held many positions in over 40 years at the school, including Director of Choral Music, Tour Director, organ and theory teacher as well as conductor of the Tenor-Bass and Senior Choirs. He was also head of the Instrumental and Theory Departments.

Conductor, organist and accompanist, he now resides in Collingwood with his wife Dolores.  At present he is an organist at St. Mary’s Church, Collingwood, and conductor of ChoralWorks  Choir in Collingwood.





Chorus Members


Wendy Bannerman-Clark
Carey DeGorter
Heather Emmerson
Peggy Govers
Abigail Hitchens
Jane Moysey
Gaylanne Phelan
Pat Redmond
Sherri Rice
Katrina  Trautrim


Joslyn Biggins
Kathleen Cobb
Kathryn Colantonio
Céline Courteau
Phyllis Flemming
Diane Raino
Carol Riches
Thérèse Samuel
Lynda Skeries
Patti Watson
Mary Weatherhead


William Eyk
Neal Lewis
Brian Monaghan
Edward Prichard
Leonard Tawaststjerna

Lee Jameson-Krampp
Louis Moreau
Harvey Ng
Ray Piercy

Past Concerts

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Christmas 2016 

ChoralWorks presents two artistic and professional concerts a year. Selecting among the greatest music ever composed, from the middle ages to the 21st Century, the repertoire includes sacred and secular music in English as well as various other languages.