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A Christmas Concert
Saturday December 17th 7pm
Foley Community Hall
60 Rankin Lake Road, Foley, ON


Christmas Carols Sing-along

Whispering River Orchestra

Whispering River Orchestra

Whispering River Chorus

Whispering River Orchestra

Deck the Halls

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (with Celine Cascanette)

God Rest Ye Folk 

Angels We Have Heard On High

Serenade for Strings in E major (Antonin Dvorak)

I. Moderato

IV. Larghetto

V. Finale: Allegro vivace

The Christmas Song - Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire (arr. James Kazik)

Nochebuena (traditional)

El Nacimiento (Ariel Ramírez)

Carol of the Bells (arr. Michael Hopkins)


Christmas Carols Sing-along

Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)

Silent Night 

Whispering River Orchestra and Chorus

Selections from Messiah (George Frideric Handel)

1. Overture
2. Comfort Ye (Recitative)
3. Every Valley (Aria)
4. And the Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed (Chorus)
5. Thus Saith the Lord (Recitative)
6. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming (Aria)
7. And He Shall Purify (Chorus)
8. Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive (Recitative)
9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Aria and Chorus)
10. (12) For Unto Us a Child is Born (Chorus)
11. (13) Pastoral Symphony 
12. (42) He That Dwelleth in Heaven (Recitative)
13. (43) Thou Shalt Break Them (Aria)

14. (44) Hallelujah Chorus (Please Join Us!)

About Celine Cascanette, Alto Originally from Parry Sound, Celine recently completed a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Lorna MacDonald. Currently, Celine is living, teaching, and performing in Hamilton, Ontario. While Celine specializes in Western Classical, she loves to perform in a variety of genres and is as comfortable singing with her guitar as she is in a gown. Most recently Celine has performed with the Bach Elgar Choir, the Hamilton Children's Choir, and Chorus Hamilton. Celine is excited to join the Whispering River Orchestra once again for a great December concert!

About Fabián Arciniegas, Tenor Fabian Arciniegas, is a versatile Colombian-Canadian singer-actor and an intuitive, knowledgeable voice coach. He divides his career between bringing to life a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, and helping artists to reach their singing goals. Deeply committed as a chamber singer, he discovered a passion for new composers and has successfully toured in Canada and internationally as part of the series Crossing Borders with soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Claire Harris, featuring living Latin American and North American composers. The 2021-2022 season saw Fabian’s premiere of composer Chia Yin Wu’s song cycle Blood and the Moon, Leo Herrera’s song cycle Canciones nocturnas. After having premiered the song cycle Orbit by Saman Shahi in 2015, Fabián was invited by the composer to perform and record the songs again for his debut album released in September 2020. He has also premiered works from latin composers Mario Gómez-Vignez and Leo Herrera. In past seasons he has performed as part of the chorus with the Canadian Opera Company in Verdi’s Aida (canceled due to COVID 19), Otello and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and was Le Remendado for Julie Nesrallah's production Carmen on Tap! He has performed under the baton of conductors such as Johannes Debus, Kevin Mallon, Derek Bate, Sandra Horst, Miah Im, Andres Posada, Miguel Caballero, Alberto Guzmán anf Dmitri Manolov. Mr. Arciniegas holds a Master's Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto.

Our Orchestra and Choir


Artistic Director Brenda Margaret Muller

Conductor Catherine Maguire

Violin I

David McFadden, concertmaster

Peter Culjak 

Katja Mathys

Anna Nuedling

Violin II

Tatiana Bouts

Pat Poole

Nancy Reagan

Esther Stone


Alex Andrews

Rob White

Brian Oxley

Sofiia Livinska


Brenda Margaret Muller

Shannon Lai

Linda Gibson

Judith White

Louise Nicksy


Val Wilshynsky

Zach Louch


Judith White

Janet Fellner

Barb Williams

Vi Rahusaar-Detlor

Margaret Kamermann

Heather Gilchrist

Charis Foster



Celine Cascanette

Kit O'Brien

Anne Kingma

Holly Cascanette


Fabian Arciniegas

Stan Hunter

Paul Gasztold


Frank De Jong

Brad Hunkin

Zach Louch

Len Ballantine


Dan McCoy


Ryan Wettlaufer

Our Students

Veronica Gilchrist 

Sofiia Livinska

Olivia McKinnon

Nora Shurr 

Percy Shurr

William Wettlaufer

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