Recording Sessions in Toronto

Bandmaster John Lam conducts the Canadian Staff Band in a recording session, April 2015

Bandmaster John Lam conducts the Canadian Staff Band in a recording session, April 2015

In April 2015, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) once again held recording sessions at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The band will be releasing a new Christmas recording, entitled Fanfare and Celebration for the Birth, later in the year. This is the band’s second Christmas album in four years, following 2011’s Christ Is Born!. Selections recorded for the upcoming release included:

  • Christians Awake (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
  • A Christmas Overture (Kevin Larsson)
  • Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells (Stephen Bulla) – Steve Pavey, euphonium soloist
  • Christ’s Birth (Marcus Venables)
  • Comfort and Joy (Martyn Thomas)
  • Two Canadian Christmas Carols (Morley Calvert)
    • Jesous Ahatonia
    • Il Est Né
  • Do You Hear What I Hear? (Noel Brooks) – Brendan Rawlins, trombone soloist
  • In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Darke, arr. Leonard Ballantine)
  • Fanfare and Celebration for the Birth (William Pitts)
  • O Holy Night (Stephen Bulla) – Major Kevin Metcalf, soprano cornet soloist
  • Shine As the Light (Peter Graham)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Jeff Christmas)

Source:
Canadian Staff Band web site