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Shows for all tastes and all ages to get you into the holiday spirit.


The chorus of There are people at mass


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The chorus of There are people at mass

The all-star singing team of There are people at masscomposed among others by Kim Richardson, Coral Egan and Frank Julian, has just released a first Christmas album, Just after November, consisting of original songs composed by musical director Alex McMahon. The 10 performers of the show hosted by Christian Bégin, who are the source of the songs, will be on the road throughout the month of December. They and they will take their powerful voices and energy everywhere on Quebec stages, with a pass at the Outremont Theater, Montreal on December 15th.

Damien Robitaille


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Damien Robitaille

It will be Christmas soon is the title of the album that Damien Robitaille released for the holidays in 2019. The singer-songwriter brings his charming and benevolent universe to the stage in a show directed by Laurent Paquin. He will sing his original songs as well as Christmas classics, but the one man band, who will be surrounded by different musicians and backing singers for the occasion, will take the opportunity to perform some of the famous songs of the day which has been broadcasting on the Internet since the beginning of the pandemic.

Christmas a tradition in singing


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The female cast of the show: Johanne Blouin, Joe Bocan, Shirley Théroux, Martine St-Clair and Luce Dufault

In just five years, the show Christmas a tradition in singing has established itself as a must-have for the holiday season. This year the participating artists are Johanne Blouin, Joe Bocan, Luce Dufault, Martine St-Clair, Shirley Théroux, the trad group Suroît and the French opera singer Vincent Niclo. The staging of this show, where everything is done to make you feel good, is curated by Joël Legendre, and the musical direction by Jacques Roy.

The set ofLive from the universe


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The set ofLive from the universe

The talented singers and musicians of the show Live from the universe launched a beautiful Christmas album last year titled Christmas as before. The band of Jason McNally, Virginie Cummins and Jean-Benoit Lasanté brings their talent and joie de vivre to the stage this year with The eve of the holidays, a festive show where you can hear original songs, folklore and traditional Christmas repertoire. But we bet that there will also be a small space for sweetness and melancholy, like the show of which they are the beating heart.

Christmas in the park


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Singer-songwriter Maryse Letarte, spokesperson for Christmas in the Park

Another holiday classic is Noël dans le parc, which takes place in three Montreal parks, but whose centerpiece is Émilie-Gamelin Park, near the Metro station Berri-UQAM. The festival, which is in its 29And presentation, offers dozens of shows between 3 and 31 December. Only on the first evening will we be able to see Maryse Letarte, testimonial of the event, then Salomé Leclerc and the Lendemain deveille group. But the program is rich and varied, proposing a happy mix of emerging and established artists, addressing all types of audiences, from Ari Cuicui to Laurence Nerbonne.

Metropolitan Orchestra


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Kim Richardson

The Orchester Métropolitain (OM), conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the two great voices of Mélissa Bédard and Kim Richardson, the jazz trio of the Montreal pianist Taurey Butler with arrangements by Antoine Gratton, the OM choir: with more than 200 artists on stage and an eclectic repertoire ranging from Duke Ellington to the great Quebec and American classicsStthe show Festive tunes is one of the most ambitious of the season. Only this Saturday’s performance remains, but the festive concerts aren’t over for OM, who will perform with the Mass in B minor Bach on December 18th.

Pop up show Christmas special


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Chloe Deblois

Comedian and host Chloée Deblois wears it Pop up show – traveling comedy shows aimed at discovering the next generation – at Club Soda. For the occasion, the event will take on an even broader scope, with a good dozen comedians on the programme, including Mathieu Pepper, Jo Cormier and Mégan Brouillard, a group of musicians and an evening that turns into a party of the Christmas holidays. A unique event that promises to be crazy and festive, presented on December 15th.

Guylaine Tanguay, Roch Voisine and the Orchester Symphonique de Longueuil


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Alexandre Da Costa, Guylaine Tanguay and Roch Voisine, of the show Parapapam

Hosted by the OSL’s dynamic conductor and music director Alexandre Da Costa, the show Parapapam takes place from 26 to 31 December at the Maison symphonique. It features renowned singers Roch Voisine and Guylaine Tanguay, soprano Giorgia Fumanti and baritone Vladimir Korneev, as well as 125 choristers, including Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, conducted by Frédéric Vogel. For a joyful evening installed in a magical setting, which will range between classical and popular melodies. Furthermore, Alexandre Da Costa will also present a Christmas concert with the OSL with Marie Michèle Desrosiers. Two performances at the co-cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue in Vieux-Longueuil and one at the church of Saint-Viateur in Outremont.

Christmas at the Opera


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The three members of the Lyrico ensemble

After last year’s great success, the Canadian ensemble Lyrico, composed of singers Marco Bocchicchio, Sam Champagne and Ian Sabourin, returns to the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier with its show Christmas at the Opera. He will perform many Christmas tunes that lend themselves well to opera, but will add an Italian flair to the evening by singing great tunes including Toaststaken from La Traviata, Funiculi Funicula And Ingrate heart. The singers will be accompanied by the FILMharmonic Choir and Orchestra, 85 musicians and singers led by Francis Choinière.

The choristers


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François L’Écuyer takes the role of Clément Mathieu in The choristers.

It’s not a Christmas show, strictly speaking, but definitely a work that tickles our melancholy Christmas spirit. After enjoying huge success in 2018 and 2019, this adaptation by Serge Denoncourt of the beautiful film The choristers returns from December 28 Sweetness, tenderness, solidarity and music are on the menu of this piece which brings together the Little Singers of Laval and Mount Royal to embody the young choristers, as well as François L’Écuyer in the role of the unforgettable professor Clément Mathieu and Sacha Bolduc in that of the young Mongeau.

procession at the Bell Center


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scene of procession

Written and directed by Daniel Finzi Pasca, procession was presented in Montreal for the first time under a big top in 2005, and its success has not been denied since then. After playing Bell Center in 2018, he returns on December 21 as part of a North American arena tour. This poetic Cirque du Soleil show, which takes place in a carnival atmosphere, has enough magic and sweet craziness to blend in with the Christmas spirit.

Christian Marc Gendron


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Christian Marc Gendron

Slightly under the radar of the mainstream media, Christian singer and impersonator Marc Gendron walks his shows Pianist experience And The pianist 2 with great success in recent years. With the singer Manon Séguin and surrounded by a group of eight musicians, he will include in his show, until December 28, special festive numbers that will recall the evenings of the Christmas holidays, with songs from the album Christmas for threewho left with Manon Séguin two years ago.

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