Christmas Cantata Project2018-10-22T11:24:30+00:00



It’s that time of year again…

You are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Christmas Cantata Project, presented as part of the CSCA’s 11th Annual Holiday Concert! All interested singers are welcome. *** MISSED THE FIRST REHEARSAL? YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE AS LONG AS YOU CAN MAKE THE REST OF THE DATES! PLEASE REGISTER BY OCT. 26 AND WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE 27TH! ***

Those with choral experience will find the learning pace more comfortable, however learning materials will also be provided for home study. Singers should make at least three of the rehearsal dates below.

REHEARSAL DATES¬†–¬†Topsail United Church, 2426 Topsail Rd, CBS

1. Sat. Oct. 13, 2-5pm
2. Sat. Oct. 27, 2-5pm
3. Sat. Nov. 10, 2-5pm
4. Sat. Nov. 24, 2-5pm (attendance required)

DRESS REHEARSAL¬†–¬†St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s

Fri. Dec. 14, 7pm (attendance required)

CONCERT¬†–¬†St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s

Sat. Dec. 15, 7pm (Call Time TBD)

The fee to participate is $25 and should be submitted at the first rehearsal. Cheques may be written to Coastal Sounds.

Please feel free to share far and wide and don’t forget to register at by Oct. 10. Please Like and Share the Facebook Event as well!

We can’t wait to see you on Oct. 13!

History of the Christmas Cantata Project

The Christmas Cantata Project¬†has become an annual tradition for Conception Bay South and surrounding areas. For the past five years, the CSCA’s Holiday Concert has featured their own choirs plus the performance of a half hour massed choir work celebrating the Christmas season. All interested singers from the community are invited to join in the massed choir. Since 2014 the program has involved an orchestra accompanying the choir, which has become one of the most favoured parts of the program for our audience and all involved.

In 2013, the Coastal Sounds Community Choir invited members of the Topsail United Choir Adult Choirs and the Anchormen Chorus to participate in the first Christmas Cantata Project. The choirs were joined by Afterglow, a six member a cappella ensemble, and performed “When Love Was Born” John Rasley and Frank Cross, accompanied by piano.

In 2014, the program was opened up to all interested members in the CBS and surrounding area who wished to participate. This was also our first Cantata with orchestra.¬†The concert was held at Topsail United Church and the work¬†performed was “A New Birth, A New Beginning” by John Purifoy. Soloists were Deirdre Costello and Fraser McCurdy.

In 2015, the concert took place at All Saints Anglican Church in CBS and saw both the choir and the orchestra grow. The work performed was “Love Came Down At Christmas” by Joel Raney. Special guests were the Avalon Boys Choir, led by Stephen Candow.

In 2016, the concert took place once again at All Saints Anglican Church with a record total of over 100 singers and musicians¬†taking part. The work performed was “Let The Whole World Sing” by Joel Raney. Special guests were the St. Peter’s Anglican Junior Choir, Upper Gullies, led by Vicki Greenslade.

Our 2017 concert took place once again at All Saints Anglican Church, except it wasn’t 2017! Despite the weather forcing us to postpone, our ‘Christmas in January’ concert was a great success. The cantata performed was “A Thrill of Hope” by Joel Raney.