Coastal Sound Youth Choir offers Christmas concert in Burnaby

Two youth choirs are taking centre stage for a Christmas concert, When the Earth Stands Still.

The Coastal Sound Youth Choir is presenting the concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, with special guests the New Westminster Secondary School Chamber Choir.

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The concert will feature music by Don MacDonald, Kathleen Allan, Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre and more, offering an evening of respite from the busy season.

Will de Sousa, director of Coastal Sound Youth Choir, drew inspiration from MacDonald’s new choral work When the Earth Stands Still. At times, the singers perform only by candlelight.

“The programming is at times lush, and at other times full of fun and whimsy, such as indie rock tune Fox in the Snow. Audiences will also hear a fun take on Winter Wonderland,” said a press release about the concert. “There is something for everyone, and a chance to get into the spirit of the season.”

The Coastal Sound Youth Choir is a national award-winning ensemble featuring singers aged 15 to 25 from across Metro Vancouver.

The New Westminster Secondary School Chamber Choir will also perform, under the direction of Kelly Proznick.

David Antoniuk is the pianist.

New Westminster Christian Reformed Church is at 8255 13th Ave. in Burnaby, and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets in advance are $20 regular, $15 for seniors/students and $10 for children 12 and under. At the door, tickets will cost $23 regular, $18 seniors/students and $15 for children. Buy in advance through



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