Family Christmas Concert 2023

Dec 16th & 17th, 7.00pm, Bishop’s College Auditorium
Conductor: Dushyanthi Perera & Nishantha Warnakulasuriya
Soloist: Nilupul Silva (violin), Nishantha Warnakulasuriya (baritone), Tamara Holsinger (cello)
Choirs: The Old Joe’s Choir, The Menaka Singers, Resonance, Camerati
Ticket Prices: Rs 7,500 5,000 4,000 3,500 2,500 (reserved) Balcony Rs 2,000 (unreserved)
Box Office: Available from November 27th on
The Holiday season approaches, and the SOSL tunes up once more for its Family Christmas Concert—a Yuletide event that has become one of the season’s most popular and highly anticipated events. The programme features fresh and unusual arrangements of holiday classics for both chorus and orchestra, though perennial favourites full of nostalgia have not been forgotten!
The Christmas Concert is directed by Dushyanthi Perera and Nishantha Warnakulasuriya. The Old Joe’s Choir, The Menaka Singers, Resonance and Camerati will form the combined choir that will collaborate with the SOSL to present beautifully evocative arrangements of “It’s Beginning to Look like Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” and “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” amongst others. The orchestra will also perform a number of light classics, such as a beautiful arrangement of Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze,” by Matt Riley, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and some exciting medleys of popular Holiday tunes.
This year’s soloists are Nilupul Silva (violin), Nishantha Warnakulasuriya (baritone), and Tamara Holsinger (cello).