Victoria, BC  Canada



Welcome to our 2022 Christmas Concert


We are thrilled to be singing together again and so happy that you’re here.

Our Program:

President of the Avalon Singers and MC:  Lydia Haight 


Avalon Singers

We Need a Little Christmas

Sing We Now of Christmas

Mary Did You Know?

Joy on Christmas Morning

Amid the Falling Snow

Sleigh Bells


Greater Victoria Police Chorus 
MC:  Gerry Bliss

Deck the Hall

O Holy Night  (soloist: John McV.)


Greater Victoria Police Chorus

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Mele Kailikimaka


Avalon Singers

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas 

Little Drummer Boy – Peace on Earth

Silent Night

Christmas Pipes

Auld Lang Syne  (soloists:  Leona Wade & Amy Hoggard)

African Alleluia


Cridge Centre - December 2022

                                                 Alexander Mackie Lodge - December 2022


Choral Director:  Laurie Walker

Laurie is well known for his high caliber student choirs at Monterey, Lampson and Eagle View Schools here in Victoria.  He is also the former Director of the very accomplished and popular Youth Choir 61

Laurie has been involved with adult singers for many years.  He was Musical Director of the Victoria Village Squires in the 1990s and the Arion Male Voice Choir 2002-2011 - the longest continuing male choir in Canada. Laurie also formed a mixed choir named Odonata for a few fabulous seasons ending in 2013.  In 2016, Laurie retired from directing the Crystal Singers after 19 years of dedicated service.  He is currently the beloved Director of the Avalon Singers since 2007.

In 2009 and in 2017, Laurie was awarded the Amy Ferguson Award for Excellence in Choral Directorship by the BC Choral Federation. Laurie's knowledge of music, his ability and technique, entwined with his animated sense of humor, make the Avalon Singers rehearsals and concerts a wonderful place to be. 

Kathy Russell currently accompanies both
the Greater Victoria Police Chorus and the Avalon Singers! 


Accompanist:  Kathy Russell


 Kathy Russell is our very talented and accomplished Accompanist.  Kathy has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree’s in Piano Performance from the University of Victoria, as well as many notable scholarships, awards and accolades.  She was also awarded for outstanding, long-term service as a choral accompanist by the BC Choral Federation. She also has her own Music Studio – The Painted Piano.  Visit her website to learn more about her incredible qualifications and accomplishments. We are so very grateful for Kathy, and grateful for the partnership that Laurie and Kathy have forged over the many years of working together.  What a team!


Percussionist Caleb Patstone


Caleb Patstone, came to the Avalon Singers in 2019 as a grade 11 student at Pacific Christian School, who had officially been playing percussion in concert band since sixth grade. He played auxiliary percussion in jazz bands in grades 7 through 9, and in beginning in tenth grade was the lead drummer for the PCS Jazz band.  He is currently a creative writing student at U. Vic.  This is his second time performing with any choir, and it’s been an amazing experience for us all!  Avalon Singers are very grateful for you, Caleb! 


 The Greater Victoria Police Chorus

Music Director :  Janet Rendell
Accompanist:  Kathy Russell
Accordionist:  Mary Ross
Drums:  Ed Salyn

Please visit their website for all the details:


Special thanks go out to…



John Battle – our talented and dedicated videographer, who has once again outdone himself. John is filming from all angles now, and professionally editing our concerts for our popular YouTube Channel. He has been filming our Rehearsals and Sing outs at Senior homes too.  Preserving our memories means so very much to us.  Thank you so much, John.

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St.. Andrew’s Regional High School – for generously providing us with a perfect rehearsal space every Thursday night. 




Finally, thank you to our families, friends and fellow singers for attending our concerts, participating in our fundraisers, and for sharing our joy for music.  

                                           What a wonderful community to be a part of.



We rehearse  Thursday evenings and welcome new members

 in the months of September and January






Thank you for attending... Enjoy your Holiday Season!