Travelling from a distant frozen bank, three musician penguins are waddling along towards the North Pole for the holiday festivities.
In order to join the party, they will need to compose an original Christmas song – and they only have a few more minutes to do it. Will they find inspiration? Will they be ready in time for this unforgettable evening? Goofy characters, traditional songs, dancing with Santa… holiday magic abounds in this interactive concert, where children sing with the artists and participate in creating their very own original song. Join in on the festivities!
Marc Fortin, trombone | Pierre Blais, banjo | Jean Sabourin, sousaphone
CREDITS - Original version
TEXT: Marc Fortin
STAGE DIRECTION: Judith Pelletier
LIGHTING DESIGN: Daniel Duguay
CREDITS - Screen adaptation
ADAPTATION AND DIRECTION: Marie-Julie Parent
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Francis Maheu
In collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the NAC Orchestra presents a series of fun and engaging music-making activities and pedagogical resources geared towards students aged 4-12, all offered in a virtual format.
Educators can purchase a user license that enables digital access to a pre-recorded concert for up to 30 days, or for a series of pre-recorded workshops for up to 50 days, and the license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom)!
Concerts can be presented following the associated virtual workshop series, or can be presented independently.
In order to offer a more in-depth experience, workshops and/or concerts can be accompanied (at extra cost) with live interaction (mediation) facilitated by a teaching artist.
Associated virtual workshop series: Your Wintertime Song
|Concert & Workshop Pricing||TOTAL|
|1 virtual workshop bought individually||$250 + HST|
|1 virtual concert bought individually||$500 + HST|
|1 virtual concert and its corresponding virtual workshop bought together||$650 + HST|
|All 5 concerts and all 5 virtual workshops||$2,500 + HST|
|3 virtual concerts and 3 virtual workshops||$1,500 + HST|
|Digital mediation bought à la carte (minimum of 2 hours of mediation)||$100/hr + HST|
Price for one digital license per institution without maximum audience capacity. A single license is valid for an entire school (not just one classroom).
A license enables a digital access of 30 days for a concert and 50 days for a workshop series.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to pre-professional artists, to the lifelong learner.
Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.