10th Annual Moncton Christmas Concert

Last year's concert. (Photo by: Karine Wade)
As always, it wouldn’t be the Holiday season at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton without the Christmas show Noël with Les Muses, Bélivo Brothers and Roland Gauvin. To celebrate their 10th annual concert and to put the public in the holiday spirit, the group is launching the radio single Baby It’s Cold Outside, captured during last year’s concert.

The concerts will take place on December 14-16 at 8pm and on December 17 at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets are currently on sale in the Greater Moncton Ticketing Network.

Baby It’s Cold Outside is a pop standard written and composed in 1936 by Frank Loesser. The song has since been covered by artists of all genres and has become a holiday staple. It will be a part of this year’s concert repertoire. The evening will be divided into two parts: the first a little more introspective, akin to the midnight mass of yesteryear with traditional Christmas hymns and the second part will be more festive, with songs bursting with holiday cheer.

Classical hits from the francophone and Anglophone repertoire
Les Muses’ Monique Poirier can’t wait to present their new Christmas concert to the public: “Our repertoire is always evolving and we have hit song from both the francophone and Anglophone repertoire. We have set up a medley of hits by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton as their Christmas album is definitely a holiday season classic.”

George Belliveau of the Bélivo Brothers adds: “We’ve been having a lot of fun trying to find new songs to vary our repertoire. We will present our own arrangement of Santa Baby and also a series of songs a little more melancholic.”

Roland Gauvin is proud of this concert: “We are very fortunate to have the presence of musicians such as Jean-Pascal Comeau, François Émond, and Denis Hachey as well as the special participation of the Moncton youth choir Les Jeunes chanteurs d’Acadie. I believe this show will please everyone, young and old alike!”

Tickets are currently on sale at the cost of $19 to $25 plus service fees. For children 12 years and younger, tickets are $9 plus service fees. They are available in the Greater Moncton ticketing network (Capitol Theatre, théâtre L’Escaouette, Université de Moncton’s student centre, the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre, and the Monument Lefebvre in Memramcook). For more information, people may phone the Capitol Theatre box office at 506.856.4379 or 1.800.567.1922, visit the website www.capitol.nb.ca or go in person at 811, Main Street in Moncton.