Vancouver Island Symphony presents A Brassy Christmas

Trumpets and horns to herald in the season of Christmas

The Vancouver Island Symphony is polishing up the brass and will present a treasure chest filled with Christmas spirit in A Brassy Christmas on Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.

Trumpets and horns will herald in the season of Christmas festivities with the arrival of Nanaimo’s traditional family Christmas with the VI Symphony.

Artistic director Pierre Simard conducts the VI Symphony, the Brass Players of the VIS, Malaspina Choir and the audience for the annual sing-along.

The Beacon Hill Brass quintet led by Stevan Paranosic, principal trumpet will perform riveting, resonating seasonal music that’s sure to send tingles up and down the spine.

Why A Brassy Christmas? Well, the musicians who normally sit at the back of the orchestra; the trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba players, become the feature artists under the direction of Paranosic, as they present those sounds of brass that over the centuries have heralded special events and celebrations.

Patricia Plumley narrates the ever-popular ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, a poem written by Clement Clarke Moore, accompanied with music composed by popular trumpeter Anthony DiLorenzo.

The presentation concludes with a rousing heart-felt sing-along, to toast the season, the reason for the season, and of course… the joy of Christmas with absolutely fabulous music and song and polished brass.

Tickets for A Brassy Christmas are available at 250-754-8550.  For information visit




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