On Saturday, November 30th, at 2:00 pm, The Dofasco Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert in support of the York Region Metroland Santa Fund at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Newmarket. Tickets are only $25.00, available in advance by contacting our church office at 905-853-7285. There will be a wine bar at this event.
In 1945, a group of enthusiastic men, who shared a common love of singing, formed the Dofasco Male Chorus. Today, the 50-member chorus, conducted by Nancy Bullivant and accompanied by Kerry Williams, is highly acclaimed as one of the finest male choruses throughout all of Canada.
Chorus members gather weekly in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Main Office to practice their extensive repertoire ranging from folk to sacred, from classical to Broadway, for their performances held from September through May.
Over the years the chorus has attracted a large following. They have entertained at concerts, conventions, church gatherings, service clubs and many other events, locally and in major cities across Canada and the United States. The chorus also helps raise funds through benefit concerts for charitable organizations in the Hamilton and surrounding area. They have entertained football fans across the country during a Grey Cup half-time show, participated in opening ceremonies at the Canadian National Exhibition, and at a World Curling Championship and have performed on Parliament Hill during Canada Day celebrations.
In the fall of each year, a Ladies Choral Ensemble is formed to enhance the Chorus in their Christmas concerts.
The chorus and ladies ensemble were most widely recognized for their “A Festival of Christmas Carols”, a half hour show, which was carried on national television and radio to major cities throughout Canada for over 50 years. The Chorus now performs Christmas concerts to help raise money for community charities.
Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of music, and help us support the Santa Fund to make this Christmas a truly memorable occasion for some less-fortunate families close to home.