Ali Matthews and are just a few of the magical sounds filling Stratford’s concert halls, intimate stages and historic churches throughout November and December. Christmas music is presented in song and dance in the richly costumed holiday pageant that is the Starbright Christmas Concert. Or come join in song at traditional Christmas concerts by the Stratford Concert Choir.

Stratford celebrates music for the holidays with concerts for every taste. Here are some of the highlights of our musical season:

  • Stratford Symphony Orchestra Grand Ballrooms and Opera Houses, November 16, 7:30 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, $35/A $20/ST. Brian & Annette Macdonald bring a program of favourites to life with images and commentary about the great venues of Europe. BUY TICKETS
  • InnerChamber Sound & Colour, November 24, 6 pm, Factory 163, $40/A $10/ST. Watch as painter Jack Winn brings to life a visual canvas of two musical masterpieces: Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 74, and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 3. BUY TICKETS
  • The Grand Philharmonic Choir Chamber Singers Benjamin Britten at 100, November 24, 3 pm, St. James Anglican Church, by donation. A program of Britten music to celebrate his 100th birthday. 519 271-3572
  • St. Marys Children's Choir Carolfest, November 30, 2 pm, Central United Church Stratford. St. Marys Children's Choir takes part in “Carolfest”. Kick off the season with some beautiful music. We love to sing! 519-284-8009
  • Stratford Concert Choir Messiah featuring the Stratford Chamber Ensemble, December 1, 3 pm, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, $20/adv + handling/HST $25/door. Catherine Sadler soprano, Amanda Wilhem alto, Christopher Mayell tenor and Gary Relyea bass. BUY TICKETS
  • St. Marys Children's Choir 33rd Annual Christmas Concert: “How Can I Keep From Singing”, December 7, 7 pm, St. Marys United Church. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season. 519-284-8009
  • Starbright - A Christmas Celebration, December 8, 2pm, Stratford Festival Theatre, $38-$45. Glowing candles, glittering gowns and soaring music, this glorious celebration features popular songs along with holiday classics performed by superb singers, choirs and dancers.
  • Ali Matthews Annual Christmas Concert, December 14 & 15, 6 pm, The Church Restaurant, $39 3-course dinner (taxes & gratuities not included) plus $25 concert. Multiple award winning folk and gospel music joined by guests The Weibes. BUY TICKETS
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, December 15, 3 pm, St. James Anglican Church, $15. Guest readers join the Choir of St. James for the annual reading of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Proceeds go to support the St. James Food Bank. 519 271-3572
  • Stratford Symphony Orchestra Festive Night, December 20, 7 pm, Falstaff Family Centre, $20. Join artistic directors Bert Carriere and Barbara Young in an informal celebration of the Festive Season with carol singing, readings, and more. 519-271-0990
  • Solstice: Songs for a Winter's Eve, December 21, 7 pm, Gallery Stratford, $25. Celebrate winter solstice with a spectacular, processional musical performance by Ondine Chorus, inspired by nature, community, and the power of the collective voice. BUY TICKETS
  • St. James Parish Choir Festival of Lessons and Carols, December 22, 7 pm, St James Anglican Church, by donation. A traditional service of Christmas carols, scripture readings and congregational singing. Reception follows the service. 519 271-3572

All prices excluding HST. Additional charges may apply when purchasing tickets online.