A Christmas Tapestry

Works for Choir, Brass and Organ

St. Francis of Assisi, 20 Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa

Doors open at 2:30 PM. No tickets available at the door. SOLD OUT.

Ottawa’s beloved storyteller and playwright Pierre Brault makes his debut on the OCS stage to share some Christmas memories and introduce a glorious programme of Christmas music. This concert explores the brilliant pairing of voices and brass over centuries, from the Renaissance to the present day. With the powerful resonance of the mighty organ and dramatic flare of percussion, you will hear  Christmas music from a wide range of eras and styles – Renaissance polyphony, contemporary dissonance, and traditional carols.


Christmas Cantata – Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006)
Jubilate Deo – Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1556–1612)
O magnum mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548–1611)
Hodie Christus natus est – Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Gary Olson)
Betlehemi királyok – György Ligeti (1923–2006)
La Marche des rois – Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687) (arr. Joseph Noyon)
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst (1874–1934)


Festival First Nowell – arr. Dan Forrest


Gloria – Harry Somers (1925–1999)
O magnum mysterium – B.E. Boykin (1989– )
Ecce sacerdos magnus – Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Boar’s Head Carol – arr. David Overton
Wassail – arr. David Marlatt
Coventry Carol – arr. Roger Harvey


Mon beau sapin
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Gabrielle Gaudreault
OCS Artistic Director & Conductor
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Pierre Brault
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Matthew Larkin
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NACO Brass and Friends
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