It's time for the Annual Oakville Suzuki Association Christmas Concert - the only time that all the instruments across the OSA come together to perform. It's also the OSA's only fundraiser of the year so please extend an invite to all of your family and friends to attend this wonderful concert that all of the teachers and students have worked so hard to put on.

Location: Church of the Incarnation 1240 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville

Dress Code for Audience: Business Casual to Formal

Dress Code for Musicians: Please see "What to Expect" below

*Please note we will be holding ONE combined concert for all Book levels this year. 

Pre-Concert Rehearsal starts promptly at 1:00pm
*For students who play the following pieces:
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- When Christmas Comes to Town
- Humoresque
 
All other students should arrive NO LATER than 2:00 p.m. for tuning.
Concert begins at 2:30 p.m.
 
Concert Repertoire

ALL INSTRUMENTS:
- Twinkles (juniors only)
- Humoresque (seniors only)
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (seniors only)
- Minuet 1 (flutes and violins melody, cellos harmony)
- Jingle Bells
- Silent Night (with countermelody)
- Good King Wenceslas (with countermelody)
- Deck the Halls (with countermelody)
 
 
Cellos
Junior Pieces:  I Saw Three Ships (Beginner-Early Book 2), Rigadoon & Away in a Manger (Late Bk 1/Early Book 2)
Senior Piece:  I'm Dreamin' of a White Christmas (Late Book 2/Book 3 and up)
 
Flutes
Junior Piece:  Allegro
Senior Piece:  Let It Snow
 
Violins
- Happy Farmer
- Handel Bourree
- Bach Gavotte in D (Book 3 and up)
- Carol of the Bells (Book 4 and up)
 
 
*Refreshments will be available for purchase and can be enjoyed during the performances. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the OSA.
 
*As a courtesy to all audience members, if you would like to record any part of the performance with any device (including smartphones) we ask that you move to the sides or the back of the hall to avoid blocking anyone's view.
 
*The concert is a very family friendly event and we encourage children of all ages to attend. For young ones who need to keep their hands busy while enjoying the music, a complimentary Kids' Colouring Area will be available (supervision not provided).
 
 
Dress Rehearsal Schedules
TBD
 
Merry Christmas
Tickets are $10 in advance and $10 at the door. Performing students currently registered with the OSA, OSA teachers and children 12 and under, are free.
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SHEET MUSIC 

Music sheets for the Christmas carols are in the OSA Christmas Carols for Strings books (cello and violin (green cover) and harmony for cello and violin (white cover)). These books are available for purchase, please see your group class teachers.
 
Violin books are low but there are plenty of copies for cello. In the event that we are sold out of the violin carols book this year, music download for violin is available at the bottom of this page.
 
Carols book (green cover) is $10/ea and Harmony book (white cover) is $15/ea. The CD with soundtracks (for listening!) is $5/ea. e-transfer is preferred to barb@oakvillesuzuki.org and please use carolsbook2023 for the password.
 
Students should check with private teacher and/or group class teachers on which music part to play (eg. Violin 1, Harmony, Violin 3, etc.) Flute students should check witih your teacher for music.
 

Jingle Bells           Violin          Sound track

Silent Night          Violin (coming soon)          Sound track

Good King Wenceslas          Violin          Sound track

Deck the Halls          Violin          Sound track

 
When
December 16th, 2023 1:00 PM   through   4:30 PM
Location
1240 Old Abbey Lane
Anglican Church of the Incarnation
Oakville, ON L6M 3Y4
Canada

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