BBQ Sauce: Fa la la la yada yada yada…
It’s not your imagination: The intervals between issues of BBQ Sauce have indeed been growing. Perhaps like all celebrated – heck, beloved – artists, we’ve started to take our audience for granted. Maybe now begins our inevitable decline into dark, gin-soaked despair punctuated by tabloid headlines and the occasional uninspired reunion tour.
Or maybe we’ve just been busy. And like a relative who only loves you for your succulent turkey dinners, we tend to pop up around the holidays.
Heck, everyone’s busy this time of year. Merriment is a tightly scheduled affair, crammed between wassailing appointments and carefully regimented harking, to say nothing of heralding. With all that in mind, we’ll just use this issue to make you aware of two excellent musical events. You’ll surely want to clear time for one or both!
Chestnuts Roasting on the BBQ
After a year’s hiatus the BBQ Christmas concert is back, and we guarantee it’s better than the Star Wars Holiday Special.
The program includes two takes on the traditional Sleigh Ride: one from ol’ Wolfie Mozart and the another (of course) from Leroy Anderson! Giddy up! Alongside modern crowd-pleasers like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells, we’ll perform several glorious hymns dating back to the 15th century. We’ll also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce with the premiere performance of a new arrangement called Silent Night in Flanders.
Admission is $15 at the door, but you can save now with advance web tickets!
7:30PM Saturday, December 6th
St. Ignatius Church
1288 Bedford Highway, Bedford
Christmas on the Grand Parade
We were snowed out last year, but you can’t keep a good quintet down!
We’re pleased to be part of this special Christmas event featuring choir, soloists, organ, and brass (that’s us) — at historic St. Paul’s Anglican Church on the Grand Parade in Halifax.
The quintet will perform a prelude of sacred Christmas music, then join in congregational hymns alongside the St. Paul’s choir and musical director Andrew Killawee.
This event is free to the public!
7PM Monday, December 15th
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
1749 Argyle Street, Halifax
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