Project Description

Loreena McKennitt: Under A Winter’s Moon, Koerner Hall, Toronto

  • Date:

    Sunday December 10th

  • Koerner Hall
    273 Bloor St W,
    ON M5S 1V6,

  • On Sunday Dec. 10th, Juno Award-winning Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt will be bringing her Under A Winter’s Moon concert to Toronto’s Koerner Hall in a seasonal miscellany of music and spoken word that features Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith performing A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

    Held in one of North America’s premiere concert venues known for its exceptional acoustics, the concert is a unique mixture of carols and tales and the oral traditions found in many cultures, interwoven with strands of the natural world revealed through Indigenous stories.

    There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.

    “It’s really a love letter to the season,” says McKennitt. “We’re delighted to be bringing our eclectic blend of Christmas, nature, Indigenous and Celtic culture to Koerner Hall – an exquisite gem in the heart of Toronto.”

    Under A Winter’s Moon is a two-set concert. The first set includes performances by McKennitt and her band, as well as a reading and music by Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey ‘Red’ George. The second set features actor Cedric Smith performing, in six parts, the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’s nostalgic A Child’s Christmas in Wales, each segment interspersed with more songs from McKennitt.

    She will be accompanied by Caroline Lavelle on cello and recorders, and members of the Celtic group The Bookends, including Errol Fischer on fiddle, Pete Watson on guitar and bouzouki, and Cait Watson on Irish whistle, joined by Romano DiNillo on percussion.

    The concert includes 15 seasonal tunes, with such favourites as “Coventry Carol”, “Good King Wenceslas” and the “Huron Carol”.

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