Stories of Christmas

Originally intended to be in-person, the Amabile Boys & Men’s Choirs concert was transitioned to virtual viewing by recommendation of the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Our choirs rose to the challenge on December 14th as, physically distanced, masked, and candy-cane-infused, they were able to record their holiday programs. This recorded performance was available for free, starting December 19th, for audiences to view at home. Primus had audio recorded their pieces previously and were presented as a listening-only set.

Though audiences were not physically present during the recording, our choristers performed like their friends and family were filling the pews of First-St. Andrews United Church. The sweet sounds of the Amabile Treble Choir singing Somewhere in my Memory, most recognizable from the beloved Christmas movie Home Alone, will live in the memories of virtual views for years to come.

Performances like this require the generous work of so many in our community.

A huge heartfelt thank you to our choristers and their families for their understanding and grace as we transitioned to online viewing.

We would also like to thank our artistic staff for tirelessly working to ensure our chorister’s efforts were heard. Thank you to our conductors; Carol Beynon, Mark Payne, Jeff Beynon, John Vermue, and Lydia Kendell, and our accompanists Rosemary Bannerman and Denise Jung. Thank you, as well, to our ABMC Executive Volunteers who give so much and, of whom, we would be lost without.

Our deepest thank you to Mark Payne for giving his time to record and edit this virtual performance during such a busy season. We appreciate you.