‘Christmas Carol’ a holiday tradition in Chemainus

A reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with The Concenti Singers will be held Saturday, Dec. 3

A reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with The Concenti Singers will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Chemainus United Church.

For many people, revisiting this seasonal favourite story signals the start of the festive season. Until 2009, the CBC sponsored and presented public readings of A Christmas Carol nationwide, raising funds for local soup kitchens and food banks. Since that year, many communities across the country have continued this well-loved tradition. This year, the Concenti Singers, conducted by Sheila Johnson, are part of the event.

The story will be brought to life by the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Artistic Director Mark DuMez, local actors Erin Ormond, Nicolle Nattrass and Bruce Ormond and Chemainus United Church’s minister, John Wray. The host for the evening is Jamie Stephen.

Tickets are $15 per person or $35 for a family, available in Chemainus at the Owl’s Nest Bistro and Cafe, 49th Parallel Grocery, and the Chemainus United Church. In Duncan tickets are available for purchase at Volume One Book Store.

All net proceeds will go to the Chemainus Harvest House food bank and the Chemainus United Church. Patrons are also asked to donate food items for the food bank on the night of the performance.