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38th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols

Welcome to Whistler’s 38th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols! We’re coming to you virtually again 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 the Whistler Children’s Chorus, and, of course, the congregational carols you know and love.

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 in the Fireplace Lounge. Thank you to all the singers – they have been wonderfully adaptable, and sang so beautifully, masks and all. A huge thank you to our videographers and producers, Hailey Elise and Ollie Jones. Once again, they brought our vision to life!

Finally, 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 2022.

A Virtual Christmas Eve!

Another Christmas is nearly upon us, and you may be wondering about our annual Service of Lessons and Carols. For a variety of reasons, we’ve chosen to offer this event virtually again this year, and we hope many of you will tune in. Join us from the comfort of your home to enjoy selections from the Whistler Singers and Whistler Children’s Chorus, readings from familiar community members, and to sing along with your favourite carols.

The virtual performance will go live at 4 p.m. PST on Friday, December 24, and will be available to enjoy until New Years (and beyond). Find the performance at whistlerchorus.org, or watch on the Whistler Singers’ Facebook page or the Whistler Children’s Chorus Facebook page.

Christmas Eve is normally the time when we generate the most donations for our choirs. This has been more challenging while offering virtual performances! Our Christmas Eve Service will be free to view, but we would greatly appreciate donations of any amount to support our choirs. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2p8njhjj to make a donation of any amount!

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!

Join us this Christmas Eve – online!

The Whistler Singers and Whistler Children’s Chorus are excited to announce that our 37th Annual Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols will not be cancelled! Instead, we are working on a virtual experience that you’ll be able to enjoy from the comfort of your home. We would love to see you all in person, but your safety – and that of our singers – is of the utmost importance to us.

What can you expect? The Service will follow its usual format, with song selections sung by the choir, readings from Whistler community members, and all of your favourite congregational carols. We really hope you’ll sing along with us!

This online performance will be shared here at 4 p.m. PST on Christmas Eve. You’ll also be able to find the video on the Whistler Singer’s Facebook page and the Whistler Children’s Chorus Facebook page. We hope you’ll take some time to enjoy this performance with your loved ones, and share widely with family and friends.

See you on Christmas Eve!