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Queenston choir will make ‘Christmas Wishes’ come true
The Queenston Women’s Chorus will perform its annual Christmas concert at Trillium United Church at 3:45 p.m. Friday, before the Candlelight Stroll.

A staple of the holiday season in Niagara-on-the-Lake is returning on Sunday, with a new performance set list and a group of special guests.

The Queenston Women’s Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert at Trillium United Church, titled “Christmas Wishes.”

“We are singing selections about joy, hope and peace,” said Lisa Brillon, the chorus’ founder and conductor.

Some of these songs include favourites such as “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” “Happy Holidays,” “Deck the Halls,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “Carol of the Bells,” which Brillon noted is a Ukrainian traditional carol (it comes from Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych’s choir piece “Shchedryk,” which was based on traditional folk chants).

The chorus is excited to be performing a selection by Niagara composer Harris Loewen and to showcase a group of young singers and dancers called the Niagara Star Singers who will be joining the chorus as guest performers. 

Before their performance on Sunday, the Queenston Women’s Chorus will be performing before Friday’s Candlelight Stroll at 3:45 p.m. 

“You’ll hear a sample of our concert if you come out to that,” Brillon said. 

The “Christmas Wishes” concert starts at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception after the show.

Tickets are available at the door at $20 for adults and $15 for students. All proceeds go to Newark Neighbours and providing scholarships for classical voice and musical theatre in the community.

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