Sounds for the Season – Carols at St. Paul’s

The INTERNATIONAL CHOIR and ORCHESTRA of Ho Chi Minh City announces its annual Christmas concert, usually takes place in the first weekend of December, will be held on Friday 4 December 2015 and the following day Saturday 5 December 2015, both will start at 7:30PM, at Saint Paul’s Convent Chapel, address is 4 Ton Duc Thang, District 1 (opposite Lush Bar Ly Tu Trong, on the corner of Nguyen Huu Canh and Ton Duc Thang Streets).

No tickets and prior reservation are required for attendance. Donation at entry is encouraged. Proceeds from the performance will go Loreto Vietnam-Australia Program, a children charity organisation dedicated to provide educational opportunities for underprivileged and disabled children in Vietnam.

The venue for Sounds for the Season, is Saint Paul’s, a beautiful Gothic structure, French-built architecture chapel within the heart of the convent nestling in green compound of Ton Duc Thang street. Such charming beautiful surroundings create a great setting for a night of glorious music that will evoke the holiday spirit.

Early arrival is recommended for best vantage points in the chapel, due to no seat reservation.

About the concert
Two evenings at a lovely French colonial architecture convent chapel, the choir will perform a large selection of traditional Christmas carols, Magnificat by Durante/Pergolesi; and especially for the first time, a Vietnamese-language Christmas carol composed in 1946.

The International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1995, comprised of Vietnamese and foreign volunteer singers and musicians, living and working in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the only international choir in Ho Chi Minh City with members from more than 15 nationalities including 50 choral singers and 30 musicians in the orchestra. The Choir’s repertoire includes classic works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and many other famous composers, as well as songs from musicals, traditional songs, and Christmas carols in many languages.