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December, 2020:

37th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols

Welcome to Whistler’s 37th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols! The service will look a bit different this year, but you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favourite moments: readings from community members, pieces sung by the Whistler Singers, and, of course, the congregational carols you know and love.

We’ve attached the program below for you to download – you can see the line-up of songs and readings, and you’ll find all of the lyrics to our congregational carols!

We have so many people to thank for making this performance possible! Thank you to our readers for bringing their passages to life, and thanks to the Whistler Public Library for allowing us to film our readers in the Fireplace Lounge. Thank you to the singers – they have been wonderfully adaptable, and sang so beautifully, masks and all. Thank you to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for providing rehearsal space leading up to our recording sessions.

A huge thank you to our videographers and producers, Hailey Elise and Ollie Jones. They were willing to pivot along with us as safety protocols changed again and again throughout the fall, and they absolutely brought our vision to life!

And, thank you to all of you at home! We hope you enjoy watching our service from the comfort and safety of your homes, and we really hope to see you in person on Christmas Eve 2021.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve is one week away!

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is one week from today? December has gone by so quickly, and it has been a strange one for us. Normally, by this time of year, we would have hosted our Christmas Concerts for both the Whistler Singers and Whistler Children’s Chorus; we would have begun our holiday gigs around town, singing carols at various hotels and on the Village Stroll; and we’d be gearing up for our in-person Christmas Eve Service.

But, we’re so glad that we’re able to share some form of Christmas cheer with you! Our virtual Christmas Eve Service will be available on December 24 at 4 p.m. PST, and you’ll be able to watch (or re-watch) anytime during the holiday season. You’ll be able to find the video here on our website, as well as on our Facebook pages.

The program for the virtual service is attached here – you can check out the lyrics to our congregational carols (if you don’t have them memorized!) and see our line-up of local readers and songs selections from the choir. Download the PDF below.

A big thanks to Pique Newsmagazine for featuring our Christmas Eve Service in their Local Arts section! You can click here to read the article.

See you on December 24!