Market Hall Performing Arts Centre presents
Tuesday December 3, 2019 - 8:00 PM
The Once Christmas
The Once are a modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland. The members are Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale whose beautiful harmonies and tasteful instruments are the trademark of this band.
They have collected three Canadian Folk Awards, numerous ECMA Awards and named artist of the year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. Two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014).
The Once’s newest collection of songs on We Win Some We Lose encompass an arresting sense of loss, emphasized musically by Geraldine’s bewitching delivery of beautiful haunting melodies.
“These three Newfoundlanders gracefully and evocatively offer gem like maritime music, foot stomping shanties, heart rendering ballads and accapella three part harmonies.” – Brad Wheeler, Globe & Mail
Expect a rousing, sing along, kitchen party Christmas concert filled with Newfoundland charm and wit.
Regular: $40.50 incl fees
Cabaret Table Seats: $45 incl fees
Thursday December 5, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas
As a solo artist and member of the beloved East Coast group the Rankin Family, Heather Rankin has endeared herself to Canadian music fans. The celebrated performer will present a seasonal show including a mix of Christmas songs and original music.
“There are few surnames in Canadian culture that carry an immediate association with musical tradition like that of Rankin,” according to Beat Route magazine. “Heather Rankin has accumulated a half-century of unique insights and artistic inspiration.”
Rankin’s love of performing and creating music began in the small community of Mabou on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. Her parents, Kathleen and Alexander, encouraged their 12 children to pursue music, with five of the Rankin siblings, including Heather, going on to form the legendary Canadian musical group The Rankin Family.
Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas will include a mix of traditional and original songs from Rankin’s 2017 seasonal album, Imagine, as well as favourites performed with her sisters, Raylene and Cookie, on the 1997 recording Do You Hear…Christmas. The show will also feature songs from Rankin’s 2016 Juno-nominated album, A Fine Line, along with Rankin Family classics.
With a rollicking East Coast charm and thoughtful wish for Christmas to come, Heather Rankin’s Picture Perfect Christmas is sure to fill you with the spirit of the season.
- Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
- GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies
General Admission: $35 incl fees
Cabaret Table Seats: $40 incl fees