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'Tis the season: Check out our list of holiday concerts, plays and art shows

Perhaps buy some artwork at Nouveau Louvre this weekend or take in the Good Lovelies concert Dec. 5
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Northern Lights Festival Boréal presents the Juno winning folk-pop trio Good Lovelies, in their highly acclaimed Christmas Show, Thursday, Dec. 5. (Supplied)

It's the time of year when many local arts groups are presenting holiday musical performances, plays and art shows.

In case you'd like to take in one or two, we've gathered all of the Greater Sudbury holiday arts events we could find in one place. 

By the way, if you're the organizer of a local arts event not included in this list, email us at editor@sudbury.com, and we'll add the information.

  • GNO's Nouveau Louvre -  Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario launched its annual art sale and fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 23. The 24th edition of the Nouveau Louvre, which runs until Dec. 21, has each piece of artwork on sale for $200, with $125 going to the artist and $75 to GNO. Check out the more than 100 pieces of artwork contributed by artists from across the province. After the Nov. 23 opening, the sale runs noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. After moving earlier this year, GNO is now located at 54 Elgin St., on top of Zig's bar and next to the McEwen School of Architecture. Visit gn-o.org.
  • Troubadours's Christmas Concert — This bilingual choir presents its 25th anniversary Christmas concert Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Ste. Anne des Pins church. The performance features Christmas and popular songs.
  • Laurentian Concert Band's Winds of November Concert — The band, partly made up of Laurentian music students, presents its “Winds of November” concert Friday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Alphonse Raymond building at Laurentian University. Enjoy the Canadian landscapes of Cait Nishimura's “Autumn” and Bill Thomas's “Blue Lake and Rocky Shore,” a taste of Mexico in Carlos Chavez's “Marcha Provinciana” and “Vals Nostalgico,” a moody interlude in Russia's “Arkhangelsk” and a lively trip to the Czech Republic for Dvorak's “Slavonic Dances.” And for something completely different, get into the crazy unpredictability of “Pageant” and the jazz-rock flavour of Richard Saucedo's “Persistence.” Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Parking is across the street from the venue.
  • Nickel City Wind Ensemble's Home for the Holidays Concert — The musical group presents its “Home for the Holidays” concert Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Lockerby Composite School's auditorium. The performance also features the Young Sudbury Singers. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and children 12 and under are free. Partial proceeds go to the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Gourmet World, or by phoning 705-626-2601 or emailing nickelcitywinds@hotmail.com.
  • Organ Inauguration Concert — Robert Hall plays the Church of the Epiphany's new Phoenix PD 376 Memorial Organ at a concert set to take place Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in downtown Sudbury. Also performing are the Laurentian University choir, the Sudbury Studio Singers and trumpeter Dylan Maddix. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Sudbury Food Bank.
  • Good Lovelies — Northern Lights Festival Boréal presents the Juno winning folk-pop trio Good Lovelies, in their highly acclaimed Christmas Show, Thursday, Dec. 5 at Laurentian University's Fraser Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost about $33 for general admission and $20 for children or youth. Visit nlfb.ca for tickets.
  • Bel Canto Chorus's Joy to the World Concert — The group's presents its Joy to the World concert both Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Place downtown. Seventy voices unite to bring you a holiday choral spectacular. Including works by W.A. Mozart, Dan Forrest & Eric Whitacre. Directed by Pamela Teed, accompanied by Suzanne Roy-Wilson. Special guests are Dylan Maddix on trumpet and soprano Amy Godin.
  • Sudbury Theatre Centre's A Christmas Carol — The theatre centre presents Jeremy Webb's new adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol, Dec. 5-14. STC's adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole family. With one actor playing many characters, puppets portraying the ghosts of Christmas and a fully-orchestrated musical score, STC's traditional telling of the holiday classic, will give you the giggles, move you to tears, and fill you to the very brim with the cozy, homey Christmas cheer that we all cherish so much. Tickets cost $37 for seniors and $42 for adults. Visit sudburytheatre.com.
  • Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Magic seasonal concerts — The symphony presents its Holiday Magic seasonal concerts Saturday, Dec. 7. A family holiday matineé starts at Laurentian University's Fraser Auditorium at 1 p.m. with family-friendly activities such as photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy, a visit from Santa Claus and a petting zoo. Then at 2 p.m., families are invited into the auditorium to enjoy music such as Dances from the Nutcracker Suite, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Suite from Polar Express. Exclusive matinée pricing is $20 for adults/seniors, $10 for kids under 18 and $50 for a family of four. The Evening Holiday Concert takes place Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Fraser Auditorium. This performance includes all of the music from the afternoon show, plus a number of additional selections, such as Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck, Goss's See Amid the Winter's Snow and the ethereal Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Of course, it wouldn't be “Holiday Magic” without inviting the community to join the orchestra in its traditional sing-along of festive favourites. Tickets range in price from $20 to $44. Visit sudburysymphony.com for tickets. 
  • Sudbury Singers' Sing We Now of Christmas Concert — Event takes place Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church. Guests include Iona Reed, Metro Kozak, Jonathan Poenn, Leisha Sharko and Pat McGuire. The Wild Geese will also perform 15 minutes before the concert. General admission is by cash donations, which partially go to L'Arche Sudbury.
  • YES Theatre Orchestra's Mary Poppins — The local theatre group presents its YES Theatre Orchestra performance of Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14. There's also a 1 p.m. show Dec. 14. Tickets cost $30 for youths and students, $35 for seniors (65+) and $40 for adults. They are available at www.yestheatre.com or in person at One Sky on Durham Street Tuesdays and Fridays only from 12-5 p.m.



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