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International Symphony gets in the holiday spirit

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Troy Shantz

The International Symphony Orchestra is once again staging its traditional Christmas celebration, The Heavens Rejoice.

Under the direction of maestro Douglas Bianchi and choral director David Troiano, the orchestra and the Symphony Singers will perform Dec. 3 at Bethel Church.

Joined by special guest Bass-baritone Andrew Tees, they will offer traditional holiday classics including the legendary Handel’s Messiah and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s much-loved The Nutcracker Ballet Suite.

Tees, a long-time favourite guest of the orchestra is a bass-baritone who has performed across Canada, the United States and Europe.

In addition to the stage he has also graced the screen, performing recently as Walter Swenson in Isa Suarez’ Carpe Diem for Bravo Television.

“The most memorable performances of the evening belonged to baritone Andrew Tees, gifted with excellent voices and impressive stage presences,” Opera Canada said of Tees’ recent performance in Toronto.


WHAT: The International Symphony Orchestra presents “The Heaven’s Rejoice.”

WHERE: Bethel Church, 1565 London Line

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Adult $31, senior $29, students $8, children under 14 free of charge (must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets may be purchased from the International Symphony Orchestra Office, (251 Vidal Street North, Sarnia) and ordered online at and by email at [email protected].


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