For several years now, A Charlie Brown Christmas has become an indispensable holiday tradition at Bourgie Hall. The warmth of the Charles Shultz’s Peanuts characters comes alive at Bourgie Hall and Taurey’s show became an instant family tradition for many Montreal families. The first show was a sold out success, and then two shows were added, and then more performance dates were added… It’s a wonderful and heartwarming show performed by some of Canada’s best jazzmen. The Taurey Butler Trio (Taurey Butler, piano, Éric Lagacé, double bass, and Wali Muhammad, drums) and singer Marie-Christine Depestre will bring to life the celebrated music composed by American jazz musician Vince Guaraldi.

The beloved animated film A Charlie Brown Christmas debuted in 1965 and was an instant hit. Something that is unsurprising, as our friend Charlie Brown’s mission to shift the focus of holidays back to essential values of love, friendship, and helping one another speaks to us all—perhaps even more so this year.

For the end of a year that has been as unprecedented as it was unexpected, Bourgie Hall offers you a webcast of this concert available throughout the entire holiday season, which you can listen to as many times as you like, from wherever you like!

Here’s the program, available FREE online from December 19 to January 3 at www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/    You’ll see the link to the concert just below the big home page photo. Enjoy!

Charlie Brown’s Christmas
O Tannenbaum (Traditionnel; arr. Vince Guaraldi)
What Child is This (Traditionnel; arr. Vince Guaraldi)
Christmas is Coming (Vince Guaraldi)
Christmas Time is Here (Lyrics by Lee Mendelson; musique de Vince Guaraldi)
Skating (Vince Guaraldi)
Für Elise (Ludwig van Beethoven; arr. Taurey Butler)
My Little Drum (Vince Guaraldi)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Traditional; music by de Felix Mendelssohn; arr. Vince Guaraldi)
The Christmas Song (music and lyrics by Mel Tormé et Robert Wells)
Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi)