Anyone seeking a little comedic catharsis as an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will find what they’re looking for in The Santaland Diaries. This one-elf show plays River Run Centre in the Co-operators Hall as part of the Guelph Infiniti Comedy Series on Saturday, December 14 at 8pm. More naughty than nice, The Santaland Diaries is intended for mature audiences.
Andrew Craig’s Gospel Christmas, a perennial holiday favourite, returns to the River Run Centre’s Main Stage on Sunday, December 15 at 7 pm. Each year Craig assembles a choir comprised of some of the finest gospel voices in Canada, and conducts them as they perform soul stirring, seasonally inspired music. The concert is presented as part of the Macquarie Music Series.
The multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist sibling members of favourite Canadian band Leahy take to River Run Centre’s Main Stage for a holiday performance on Saturday, December 14 at 8pm as part of the Macquarie Music Series. Celebrated as the hottest step-dancing, fiddle-playing and song-singing musical group in Canada, Leahy consistently delivers a unique blend of musical styles and distinct repertoire with explosive energy.
There’s no better way to start the holiday season than an evening with legendary Irish tenor, Colm Wilkinson. The vocalist who defined the role of Jean Valjean in the original stage production of Les Misérables and the title role in The Phantom of the Opera brings his show Broadway, Christmas and Beyond to the River Run Centre on Friday, December 13 at 8pm. This Main Stage performance is presented as part of the RBC Showcase series.
On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8pm, the warm harmonies of The Celtic Tenors will fill the Main Stage concert hall at River Run Centre. The trio embodies the beautiful tones that have earned traditional Irish music throngs of fans around the globe. The Celtic Tenors are presented as part of the Macquarie Music Series.
Colin James is a perennial favourite, selling out concert halls from coast to coast. This month the six-time Juno award-winning artist and Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductee makes a stop at River Run Centre as part of the Up Close and Personal tour. In this tour the eclectic James – who has mastered nearly every contemporary style of music, including R&B, jazz, swing, rock and blues – offers pared down, acoustic renditions of some of his greatest hits. Joining him on stage will be guest artist Chris Caddell. The show takes place on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm on the Main Stage, and tickets are moving quickly.
Since 1999, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has been touring North and South America non-stop, from one standing ovation to the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. The group – undeniably a Canadian national treasure – is slated to perform at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm in the Co-operators Hall as part of the Arbour Trails Chamber Nights series.
The popular Wooly Kinderconcerts return to River Run Centre this season, opening with a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.
More than 35 years after forming the legendary, award-winning Canadian country music band Prairie Oyster, singer, songwriter and musician Russell deCarle struck out on his own with a solo album and tour. The front man of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inducted group will perform at River Run Centre on Friday, November 15. The show begins at 8pm.
Little ones in the region can start warming up their vocal chords, arms, elbows, wrists and hands in anticipation of the upcoming Sharon & Bram concert at Guelph’s River Run Centre. The duo, famous for the Skinnamerink Song and renditions of many other children’s favourites including One Elephant, Five Little Monkeys and She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, will give a live performance in Main Stage on Sunday, November 10 at 2pm. The concert is recommended for children ages three and up.