Messiah Part 1 “Christmas”

Thursday, December 17th – 7:30 pm
Friday December 18th – 7:30 pm
Saturday 19th – 3 pm

A Baroque Christmas Celebration featuring the first part of Handel’s Messiah and the Hallelujah chorus. A fresh and uniquely intimate performance by an all-star ensemble of just four singers and five instrumentalists.


Jennifer Turner, soprano
Deanna Sills, mezzo soprano
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Nathan McDonald, bass


Christi Meyers, violin
Kathryn Wiebe, violin
Mieka Michaux, viola
Amy Laing, cello
David Stratkauskas, chamber organ

Event Protocols

We are following the protocols set out by our host venue, St. John the Divine Church. These are:

  • No more than 50 people may be in the church at any time.
  • Please do not attend If you have had symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. cold, flu-like, etc.) in the last 10 days, arrived from outside Canada, or had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • We will confirm your contact information as we check you in.
  • Designated social distance seating is marked in the pews
  • Please enter through the Garden doors on the north side of the church. 
  • Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the performance.
  • There will be no intermission or CD sales.
  • If you require accessible seating and have not made arrangements already, please email before noon on the day prior to the concert.
  • Face coverings must be worn for entry to the building and in all common areas at all times. These may be removed at your discretion once seated if physical distancing is maintained.
  • At the end of the performance, you may leave by either the Quadra Street or Garden doors. Please maintain physical distancing and let the people closest to the exits go first.
  • Patrons are asked not to remain in the building after the concert and are not allowed in the backstage area.


Seating is spaced out to ensure physical distancing. Tickets bought in the same transaction will be seated together as a bubble. If you are not in a bubble, do not combine the purchase of multiple tickets in the same transaction.

Programmess are subject to change