Christmas with The Phil


2019-2020 SEASON

Christmas with The Phil:
Making Spirits Bright

Featuring Guest Artists

Wes Elias, organ
Donna Laube, piano
St. James-Divisional Children’s Choir, Heather Neufeld conductor

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Phil! Our annual offering has become a beloved tradition for anyone and everyone looking for beautiful music, angelic voices and the opportunity to join in singing some of their most favourite Christmas carols. The featured works for this concert are by the joyous and festive Pachelbel — two beautiful Magnificats and his famous Canon in D, complete with strings accompaniment.

Wes Elias, organ

Wes Elias is an active Winnipeg musician who works as a private music teacher, performer, RCM examiner and church musician. He has served as organist at St. Andrew’s River Heights United
Church since 2009. Prior to this he was Music Director at Broadway-First Baptist Church for 17 years. Primary organ studies were with Douglas Bodle at the University of Toronto. Other organ teachers have included Winnifred Sim, Peter Letkemann and Lawrence Ritchey. He has appeared on numerous occasions with the Phil.

Donna LaubeDonna Laube, piano

A native of Saskatchewan, Ms. Laube received a B. Mus. from Brandon University as a student of Dr. Joan Miller and subsequently her M. Music in Piano accompaniment from McGill University under the tutelage of Dale Bartlett. Ms. Laube is also an alumnus of the Franz-Schubert-Institute in Austria (with a focus on German Lieder and poetry), and of Opera Nuova in Edmonton. She has been active for the past decade as a pianist for singers, instrumentalists and choirs performing at international competitions as well as for CBC Radio Two. Ms. Laube is currently Principal Pianist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and is performing as orchestral pianist with the WSO this season.

The Stevenson-Britannia Singing Sabres Choir

December 15, 2019
Performances at

Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw at Nassau, Winnipeg, MB

Adults $30.00
Seniors $25.00
Under 30 $15.00


Tickets also available at
McNally Robinson Booksellers
or by calling 204-896-PHIL(7445)

Christmas with The Phil: Making Spirits Bright

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