For an inspiring beginning to the Holiday Season, join Canadian theatre greats
for a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens'
holiday classic, A Christmas Carol
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of
University of Toronto.
This year's reading also features musical performances by
the University of Toronto Master Chorale and students of the
Faculty of Music. A reception for performers
and the audience follows the reading. All proceeds from the event
will be donated to the University of Toronto Food and Clothing Bank.
For further information, please contact Jason
, Chair of the Christmas Carol Committee.
The U of T Christmas Carol
is one of over a hundred readings of
Charles Dickens' timeless classic, A Christmas Carol
, taking place
across Canada this holiday season. The readings are the brainchild
of Judy Maddren of CBC Radio. For information about readings in your
community, please visit
Ms. Maddren and the CBC's central webpage
The U of T Christmas Carol is being organized by students and recent
graduates of the University of Toronto. Its purpose is to raise money
and awareness for the
University of Toronto Food and Clothing Bank.
The history of the readings goes back to Dickens himself, who originally
read the Carol aloud to benefit his favourite charitable causes - the poor,
the illiterate and children. For further details on this history
Previous years' readings, featuring such distinguished alumni as The Hon.
Mary Anne Chambers, David Gardner, R.H. Thomson, CBC Radio's Kevin Sylvester
and Avril Benoit, Dr. Robert Buckman, Charmion King, Guy Gavriel Kay, and
Russell Braun have been sell-out successes, raising thousands of dollars for the Food Bank.
We hope that you and your family will join us for what promises to be another
wonderful beginning to the Holiday Season, full of laughter, song and great