MUSKOKA — There’s nothing like the stirring sound of dozens of trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, timpani drums and sleigh bells ringing in your ears the sounds of the season.

Carols, hymns, Handel, Mozart, Crosby and other holiday favourites including some exciting music of Hanukah.

It’s all yours to behold in two Muskoka Concert Band performance opportunities Dec. 17 in Bracebridge and two nights later — after you’ve enjoyed that — in Huntsville.

The Muskoka Concert Band is hosting it annual Christmas celebrations.

Join them for the first show on the Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge and Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Huntsville (33 Main St. E.) for ‘A Most Wonderful Christmas.’

Tickets are $20 (children 12 and under free) — the best Christmas concert bargain this year.

Conductor Fran Harvey calls it a “wonderful way to be able to get together with friends and family again after COVID cancelled previous performances.

You’ll hear classic Christmas music like ‘The Canadian Brass Christmas Suite’ by Calvin Custer and the beautiful ‘A Cambridge Carol’ arranged by Vince Gassi.

The ‘Three Moods of Hanukah’ will introduce you to some exciting music of Hanukah and is arranged by the great jazz composer Lennie Niehaus.

The 90-minute program will be rounded out by a medley of popular tunes entitled ‘A Most Wonderful Christmas’ arranged by Robert Sheldon.

And what holiday concert would be complete without a sing-along. Audience members will get to choose some their favourites to sing with the band as part of a “Christmas Jukebox.”

Tickets are available online by following the link at if you prefer to use a credit card.

The will also be available at the door — cash only.

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The band awaits the pleasure of your company.