The Performance

An iconic Canadian story comes to the concert hall this holiday!

The Hockey Sweater by Abigail Richardson-Schulte brings Roch Carrier’s beloved story to life*. Sing along to festive favourites performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Hamilton Children’s Choir.

*Special thanks to Sheldon Cohen for allowing the HPO to share his original illustrations from The Hockey Sweater.

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Concert Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Christmas Overture 
  • Christopher Eastburn (Arranger), Jingle Bell Swing! 
  • Suresh Singaratnam, Canadian Christmas 
  • Sarah Quartel, Snow Angel
    III. God will give orders/ IV. Sweet Child 
  • Emile Waldteufel, Skaters Waltz 
  • Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Selections from The Nutcracker 


  • Abigail Richardson-Schulte, The Hockey Sweater 
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Dance of the Tumblers 
  • John Williams, Somewhere in my Memory 
  • James M. Stephenson, A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along