CBC Sing-In 2018
Event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 9. Note: Tickets are now sold out.
Important: Tickets for the 2018 CBC Christmas Sing-In concert on Dec. 9 are now sold out for both the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and Bourgie Hall. If you were unable to obtain a ticket, scroll down to "If you can't make it," below, for further options.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, join us for the city's biggest and oldest sing-along at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and Bourgie Hall— the CBC Sing-In.
Now in its 39th year, the Sing-in presents beloved carols with an audience of 1,500 singing along. The concert will feature the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In brass and percussion ensemble, organist Jonathan Oldengarm and conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée.
The event will be hosted by CBC Montreal's Sean Henry and Julie Nesrallah, host of CBC Music's Tempo.
Attending the concert? Here's what you need to know:
- Anyone holding an Eventbrite ticket for either the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul or neighbouring Bourgie Hall should arrive before the doors open at 2 p.m. While your ticket guarantees your entry, the venues are still first come first served, so come early.
- Please have a printed copy of your tickets with you.
- If you have an extra ticket you won't be using, please print it anyway and give your ticket to one of the CBC staff who will be working the line. They'll take the physical paper and hand it off to someone in the rush line.
- Any unclaimed tickets will be given back to the rush line as of 2:25 p.m. The concert starts at 3 p.m.
- While admission is free, donations will be collected for CBC Montreal's annual charity funding drive. This year, the proceeds are going to West Island Community Shares, a group that distributes funds to 41 different non-profit organizations in the West Island.
If you can't make it:
The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul holds a similar event the following week. Carols by Candlelight, a traditional service of lessons and carols, takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Carols by Candlelight is another opportunity for you to hear the Sing-In Choir (including organist Jonathan Oldengarm, and conductor Jean-Sébastien Valée) play a similar holiday repertoire.
The Sing-In concert will be made available for streaming starting on December 13. Julie Nesrallah will host national broadcasts on Christmas Day at 12 p.m. on CBC Radio One (88.5 FM in Montreal) and 4 p.m. on CBC Music (93.5 FM in Montreal, 104.7 FM in the West Island).
The CBC Christmas Sing-In will also be heard on Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. on ICI Musique classique, Radio-Canada's classical web radio service.
The complete CBC Christmas Sing-In will be available for online streaming beginning Dec. 13 at CBCMusic.ca/SingIn.