MCC of Toronto Presents the 24th Annual Christmas Eve Service, 12/24

Led by Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto is known nation-wide as the church that presided over former Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton's state funeral in 2011. This Tuesday evening, Dr. Hawkes and the noted, inspirational Choir of MCC will celebrate Christmas Eve at Roy Thomson Hall.

This inclusive event is a much-anticipated tradition of Toronto's festive time of year that attracts people of all faiths and backgrounds.

"The Wait is Over. Now What?" is the theme. MCC Toronto focuses on ways in which we all can make a difference - in our lives and in our world. "The last few weeks have been a time of hope and expectation," Dr. Hawkes said. "I hope that in the coming weeks and months, you will join us as we build bridges with a vibrant spirituality that transforms lives and the world.

My hope is that our service here at Roy Thomson Hall will help you begin to transform your life in the New Year. Maybe YOU will find some of the Christmas magic and miracles to believe in tonight!"

The event will feature the Choir of MCC under the leadership of noted music director Diane Leah and guest performances by some of Canada's finest musical theatre and jazz and rock artists. This year, they include:

Heather Bambrick: Winner of the National Jazz Award for Vocalist of the Year and Broadcaster of the Year. Host of JAZZ FM 91's morning show "Wake Up...with Heather Bambrick"

Elana Harte: Gifted Montreal-born songstress who enjoys a successful career in writing, performing and producing.

Jeigh Madjus: Toronto-born singer, Jeigh has just returned from New York City after appearing in the Off-Broadway hit "Here Lies Love," at The Public Theatre. It was written by David Byrne, founder of "Talking Heads," and rocker Fatboy Slim.

Dale Miller: A graduate of Acadia University, who has appeared in many musicals and operas nationally including "Anne of Green Gables," Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 24th

Time: 10:30 p.m., Auditorium Doors Open at 10 p.m.

Location: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street (SW corner of Simcoe St. and King St. W.)

Contact: Suzanne Christie, 416-406-6228, ext. 103


Tickets: $25 each. Available at Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at 416-872-4255. Order online at

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