Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 pm
Bridge Street United Church
   Special Guests: Quinte Symphony Orchestra

Concert Tickets

Prices :
$25 Adults, $20 Seniors, $10 youth, Under 12 FREE

Tickets are available from :
  • Quinte Arts Council, 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville  613-962-1232
  • Sam the Record Man, Quinte Mall
  • Buy Now using

Quinte Symphony conductor, Dan Tremblay holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Université de Montréal.

Dan is Principal/Solo Trumpet with theOrchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire and is an active freelance musician, clinician and private trumpet teacher in Quebec and Ontario. Dan plays regularly with different symphony orchestras and has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, and with the McGill Symphony Orchestra.

From 2004 to 2008, Dan was a member of Alliage Brass Trio with Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. The trio performed in Maritimes provinces, Quebec and Ontario, with a show called “Mission sur la Planète Alliage”. Trio Alliage received the Ménard-Pomerleau Award in 2006. In 2007, Dan was the Assistant Conductor of theOrchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. 

Since 2001, Dan has been a faculty member of the Queen’s University School of Music where he teaches trumpet, Brass Techniques and Methods classes and is responsible for the brass and percussion studio.  He also conducts the Queen’s University Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir and Trumpet Ensemble and holds the position of adjunct lecturer in trumpet and chamber music at the Crane School of Music of the State University of New-York in Potsdam

Tenor Graham Thomson is pleased to be joining the Belleville Choral Society in this season's production of Handel's MESSIAH.  

Highlights from Graham's credits include performing as the Scholar in Brian Current's AIRLINE ICARUS (available on the Naxos recording label), Trenor in FROM THE HOUSE OF MIRTH with the Coleman/Lemieux Company under the direction of James Kudelka, Fenton in Verdi's FALSTAFF, Nemorino in L'ELISIR D'AMORE, and Almaviva in Il BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. 

 Graham has been heard across Canada as a soloist with the Aldeburgh Connection, Against the Grain Theater, the Bayfield Festival of Song, Bicycle Opera Project, Calgary Opera, the Confederation Singers, Edmonton Opera, the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Elora Festival, the Festival of the Sound, the Guelph Chamber Choir, the Highland Opera Studio, the Indian River Festival, Opera In Concert, Opera New Brunswick, Opera Nova Scotia, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Orchestra London, the Peterborough Singers, Soundstreams, the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, among others. 

Graham holds a Bachelor's of Music from the University of Western Ontario, a Master's of Music from McGill University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. 

Soprano, Larissa Koniuk's passions are new opera and cycling. Larissa recently made her NYC debut in Sweat by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton with Centre for Contemporary Opera at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. She was then heard in a semi-staged version of Mendelssohn's Elijah with Pax Christi Chorale and Dido and Aeneas with Toronto Masque Theatre.  Larissa has premiered many new works, including Selfie, by Chris Thornborrow and Julie Tepperman at Tapestry Opera, the premiere of FAWN Opera's L'homme et le ciel, by Adam Scime, Soundstreams' production of Brian Current's Airline Icarus, and Dean Burry and Lorna MacDonald's The Bells of Baddeck. Larissa is the founder and artistic director of the Bicycle Opera Project, with which she has promoted and performed over 20 new Canadian opera works. She has performed with Ottawa Chamberfest, The TSO's New Creations, RCM's 21C Festival, and Stratford Summer Music, and unusual places all over Ontario by bicycle! Larissa can be heard next as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Daniel Taylor's Theatre of Early Music at Ottawa's Music and Beyond Festival.

Geoffrey Sirett, baritone has emerged as one of Canada's most sough-after baritones for opera, concert, and recital repertoire. Geoffrey's recent appearances include Welko in Arabella (Canadian Opera Company), Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore (Edmonton Opera), and Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Geoffrey could be seen in the world-premiere of The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring, a co-production with Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage, and Vancouver Opera. For his work in The Overcoat, Geoffrey received the Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in Opera.


Mezzo soprano Stephanie Tritchew is thrilled to be making her Messiah debut with the Belleville Choral Society! Her 2017-2018 season saw her Tapestry Opera debut as Birgitta in Bandits in the Valley, as well her Vancouver Opera debut in Requiem for a Lost Girl and her Opera 5 debut as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Her 2018-19 season began with her performance of Stéphano in Calgary Opera's production of Roméo et Juliette. The season also sees her perform Messiah with Chorus Niagara, a return to Edmonton Opera to cover Isolier in Le Comte d'Ory, and a company and role debut singing Suzuki in Opera Kelowna's production of Madama Butterfly. Stephanie is a graduate of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist program, the Vancouver Opera Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program and the Gerdine Young Artist program at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. 


Jan 9, 2016, 12:49 PM