Christmas Cantata Project

2016 Registration Information

The fall is upon us and it’s time for another Christmas Cantata in CBS! This is our 4th Christmas Cantata Project and we are inviting all interested singers from the CBS and surrounding areas to form a mass choir that will perform with orchestra this December. Everyone is welcome to join but those with prior choral experience may find the accelerated rehearsal process easier to manage. Learning materials are provided to each singer for home study.

Participants must be able to make 3 out of the 4 Saturday rehearsals. Each rehearsal will take place at Topsail United Church from 2 to 5 PM.

  • October 15
  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 3 (this rehearsal is mandatory for all singers)
  • The dress rehearsal (also mandatory) is on Friday, December 9th and the concert is on Saturday, December 10th.

The fee for this project is $25. To register, simply drop us a line and we’ll send out more information as the first rehearsal draws closer.

History of the Christmas Cantata Project

The Christmas Cantata Project has quickly become an annual fall tradition for the Conception Bay South and surrounding areas. For the past three years, the CSCA has held a Holiday Concert featuring all of their choirs plus the performance of a half hour work celebrating the Christmas season. In 2014, the program also included a symphony orchestra to accompany the choir and has become one of the most favoured parts of the program for our audience and all those 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 CCP. The choirs were joined by Afterglow, a six member acappella ensemble, and performed “When Love Was Born” John Rasley and Frank Cross.

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.

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 as “Love Came Down At Christmas” by Joel Raney.