CBC Montreal’s 2017 Christmas Sing-In hits the right note
A packed house of 1,500 people was on-hand as the sound of carols filled the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul for the 38th annual CBC Montreal Christmas Sing-In.
The total amount of donations made at the free event came in at $7,360.
All donations collected will go toward the CBC Montreal Charity Drive, this year benefiting West Island Community Shares, a group that distributes funding to 41 different non-profit groups in the West Island.
The concert featured 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 began at 3 p.m. and lasted until 5 p.m.
Vallée said this year’s selection of music harkened back to some traditional classics.
“I wanted to go back to my favourites. Things I was listening to when I was a kid. Something that feels a bit warmer, something that feels a bit more emotional,” Vallée said.