Christmas Songs with Rafael Payare

Maison symphonique December 14 and 15, 2022

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Rafael Payare and the OSM celebrate the holiday season by performing symphonic works composed for the festive period. They are joined by the OSM Chorus and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal for what is sure to be a merry and unifying concert! The public will even be invited to join the festivities and sing along with the artists for selected Christmas carols. A truly galvanizing experience!

Strauss II, Die Fledermaus [The Bat], Overture (8 min.)
Gilles Bellemare, Réjouissances, Orchestral Suite on traditional Quebec melodies (4 min.)
Lowell Mason, Joy to the World (3 min.)
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: “Hallelujah” (4 min.)
Leopold Mozart, Toy Symphony (10 min.) 
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Christmas Overture (6 min.)
Franz Xaver Gruber, Stille Nacht [Silent Night] (4 min.)
Traditionnel, Il est né le divin enfant (He is Born, the Divine Christ Child, 3 min.)
Kodály, Dances of Galánta (16 min.)
Traditional Song, Les anges dans nos campagnes (3 min.)
John Francis Wade, Adeste fideles (3 min.)


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Artists : Rafael Payare (conductor) | OSM Chorus : Andrew Megill (Chorusmaster) | Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal : Andrew Gray (chorusmaster) | With the participation of young musicians from La musique aux enfants, an OSM initiative
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