Following the recent success of Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Life Cross Canada Celebration, presented online on Thanksgiving Sunday, the Victoria Conservatory of Music proudly brings family and friends together once again, to spread holiday cheer with our beloved event: Daniel Lapp’s Home for Christmas Concert.
The 17th annual holiday tradition premieres on VCM’s YouTube Channel on Sunday, December 20th at 3PM PST and will be available online until Saturday, December 26th.
With some holiday magic, Daniel brings “together” nearly 150 students and alumni in his legendary musical student ensembles; the BC Fiddle Orchestra, Fiddleharmonic, Old-Time DanceBand, the BCFO Provincial ensemble, Folkestra!, and the Joy of Life Choir. They will perform a variety of Canadian Coast-to-Coast inspired tunes and festive favourites including the First Noel, Joy to the World, Silent Night, and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. Gather your family and sing along with us!
Chiming in to bring the accompanying music are the Home for Christmas house bands: the Shiny H’ornaments, Swingin’ Shepherds, and the Strings of Lights.
The 17th annual Daniel Lapp’s Home for Christmas concert is filmed at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in the Alix Goolden Performance Hall and Wood Hall, as well as at other locations in and around Greater Victoria, BC. With exciting performances by Daniel’s special guests, and a few added holiday surprises, Daniel and his many musically talented friends and students will be bringing you an online holiday celebration that is not to be missed!
We’re excited to share an incredible line up of special guests for this years event!
“When you need to restore your faith in humanity, just go to a Danny Michel show. Who else gets you to sing along to a song about what your meaningful purpose is on this earth?“- Sticky Mag, Toronto
“All of the players involved belong to what we might call the “up and coming” generation of Victoria musicians; the future of chamber music in Victoria is undoubtedly in safe hands.”
“It was a musical experience unlikely soon to be forgotten.” – Deryk Barket, Music Critic/ Editor at Music in Victoria
“From soft and tender to full on powerhouse, Maureen has it all. She is a true soulful talent” – Joby Baker, Baker Studios Ltd.
This year “Home for Christmas” takes on a new meaning as we present this wonderful annual concert online for the first time. As families and friends will be feeling the restrictions on gatherings this season, “Home for Christmas’ will bring that warm community feel right into your home and bring us together through music.
We are so fortunate to be able to record and broadcast this much loved community event. We are suggesting to everyone who enjoys ‘Home for Christmas’ and the joy of music, to make a $25 donation, or more, in lieu of purchasing a ticket. Your generous support ensures the VCM can continue to bring concerts to our community and keeps music education as affordable as possible and accessible to all. Thank you!
Online: Canada Helps
Text: Text “Give” to (833)993-2440
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
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2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the amount that you have e-transferred and confirm that it is a donation.
Note: From December 24 to January 2, the VCM office is closed and donations will only be accepted online.