Just in time for Christmas, the Peterborough Singers shared a video of the abridged version of Handel’s Messiah. The piece highlights portions of the Christmas story from the full Messiah. Performed at Emmanuel United Church on December 13, 2021, Artistic Director Syd Birrell and the choir were joined by Ian Sadler on the organ and four splendid young soloists.
Venabrass is a brass ensemble from Toronto, Ontario. Formed primarily from the Venables family, this brass group displays ensemble virtuosity at its finest. As individuals, members of the Venabrass have travelled around the world as both soloists, conductors and composer both as freelance, professional and through The Salvation Army. The early days of the group was merely family members playing music together. This grew into touring at Christmas time, performing annual concerts, recording, and travelling to Africa. Venabrass now exists beyond just the Venables name with other high caliber musicians included. However, it still maintains its Salvation Army musicianship, to which, they desire to serve God first and foremost through their music and strive towards the highest degree of music excellence in that service.