Music for the Winter Solstice 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Corey Payette, vocals
Julie McIsaac, vocals
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Karen Gerbrecht, violin

Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street, Vancouver | google map

Bar opens at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 8:00PM
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.


A Music on Main tradition that is anything but traditional.

We light up the night for the fifth year in a row to celebrate the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music. Join us for a night brimming with warm tidings, minus the mistletoe. Don’t miss it!

Featuring music by Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée, Corey Payette, Julie McIsaac, Alfredo Santa Ana, past Composers in Residence Caroline Shaw and Jocelyn Morlock, and others.

Highlights include the return of favourites such as Nicole Lizée’s Solstice Noir, Alfredo Santa Ana’s A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year, and Caroline Shaw’s beloved singalong Winter Carol. This year will also feature music from two new Canadian musicals, Cold Isn’t Permanent from Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac’s hit show Les Filles du Roi and Gimikwenden Ina (Do you remember?) from Corey Payette’s powerful Children of God.


This concert is generously sponsored by Eileen Mate. Additional support provided by The SOCAN Foundation.


Wyrd Sisters
Solstice Carol

Alfredo Santa Ana
A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year

Jocelyn Morlock 
Phobos and Deimos Circling

Jeffrey Ryan
Saturn, Study in White

Jennifer Butler

Emily Doolittle
Gliese 581c

Edward Elgar
Chansons de matin
Salut d’Amour

Fritz Kreisler
Schön Rosmarin

Antonín Dvorak (arrangement by Fritz Kreisler)
Songs My Mother Taught Me

Corey Payette & Julie McIsaac
Cold Isn’t Permanent

Corey Payette
Gimikwenden Ina

Caroline Shaw
Winter Carol


$39/$15 single tickets (regular/student)

Available as part of a Pick-3 Ticket Pack or Pick-6 Ticket Pack.


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