We’ve turned back our clocks, pulled out our warm coats and scarves, taken deep breaths as we steel ourselves against the creeping cold and the busy holiday season. But amongst the hustle and bustle, parties and family gatherings, I hope that you find some time to reflect on gifts given and received.
There is one common thread that connects many of the winter festivals, and that is that they all have music at the centre of their celebration. Composers and songwriters have tried to express the natural tension that exists between darkness and light – whether through the campy good times, though serious story of a victorious underdog as Rudolph guides Santa’s sleigh, or the traditional melody sung as the shammus is lit on the menorah during the first night of Hannukah.
We are privileged live in city where countless traditions and backgrounds live in harmony, and those traditions are celebrated in countless ways – but however you celebrate, if you have a chance to connect with your loved ones in a musical way.
Listen, play, sing, or do all three. But a little bit of musical connection can brighten even the darkest days of the year.
Jeremy Elliott, Manager, PH &Co.
Please join us on Saturday December 16th at 2:00pm for our most popular event of the year, our annual Carol Sing. We will be led this year by Marque Smith, the fantastic pianist and singer.
If you’ve visited the store before you’ll know that space is limited, so please let us know if you’re coming, and how many smiling faces you’ll be bringing with you.
This is a chance for us to connect with friends old and new, and it’s really nice that this gathering has become has important tradition for many families as it is for our own PH family. Please call us at 416-922-3122 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you and yours!
The exhibition has been such a success that we are very happy to announce that we will continue to display Nick Speke’s watercolours for the month of December. If you’re looking for a gift for the person who ‘has it all’ – an original watercolour is a gift they will enjoy for the rest of their lives. Please stop by to see this amazing work.
Opening night was such a success, with so many paintings sold, that Nick had to hurry to get some new pieces framed.
If you haven’t visited to see his work, please do! If you have already, please visit again to see the new pieces that are gracing our walls.