Songs For a Winter's Eve (Winter 2014 Concert)




  Friday November 28 |  8:00 PM
  Saturday November 29 | 3:00PM
  ClearView Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville

  Tickets only $15 Email Us or call Michelle @ 905-334-9375 




The 90-voice Tempus Choir presents

“Songs for a Winter’s Eve”

Guest appearance by Burlington’s Enchorus Children’s Choir, directed by Catherine Richardson



Join us for “Songs for a Winter’s Eve,” a happy seasonal songfest with the Tempus Choir, directed by Brian Turnbull.Here are some of the tasty musical confections we’re cooking up for you:

Ave Maria.  A lovely choral arrangement of Giulio Caccini’s solo voice piece written in the Baroque era.

Candy Cane Lane.  A sweet treat with a catchy beat.

Christmas MemoriesA romantic new ballad by Rosephanye Powell.

Dona Nobis Pacem (selections).  R. Vaughan Williams’ fervent call for world peace. Frequent key changes make this tricky to sing and a treat to hear.

The Holly and the Ivy. The lilting Christmas tune about Mary and her baby. This version adds rhythmic fa la las, doo do doots, and doom puh dooms to create a delightful sonic celebration.

I Love the Winter WeatherEasy-listening jazz harmonies add spice and sparkle to this cozy-up tune (I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm).

Sleigh Ride. “Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we…” Come glide along with us!

Song for a Winter’s NightGordon Lightfoot’s masterpiece about longing for a loved one.

Star Carol.  Words and music by John Rutter, the No. 1 Wizard of choral composition.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  Up to six-part harmony – lots of Christmas bling here!

Guest appearance by Burlington’s Enchorus Children’s Choir, directed by Catherine Richardson


PLUS! Solos and small ensembles including Four Over Forty, the brilliant a capella male quartet.

Tickets $15 – Purchase at the door or from any Tempus Choir member.

Tickets also available by calling 905-334-9375 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Santa says, “I recommend you give yourself and a friend this advance Christmas present!”

Fascinating Rhythms - Spring 2015 Concert


Friday May 1, 2015, 8:00 P.M.
ClearView Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville

Tickets only $20 Email Us or call Michelle @ 905-334-9375 


Spring Choral Music 

Tempus Choir sings tunes from the greatest "pop" composers

What is as certain as flowers in May?  A happy evening out when you take in the "Fascinating Rhythms" concert presented by Oakville's 90-voice Tempus Choral Society.


Check out the great tunes and composers on our spring showbill:

A La Claire Fontaine - Larry Nickel's new arrangement of the classic French-Canadian folk song

Anything Goes - Cole Porter's 1925 Broadway hit tune ... sassy fun

Aiken Drum - Philip Lawson's new arrangement of the traditional Scottish folk song

Build Me Up Buttercup - Classic pop from the 60s .. what a beat this one has!

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon at his pop classic best

Daddy Sang Bass - The down-country, up-tempo masterpiece by Carl Perkins

Fascinating Rhythm - George and Ira Gershwin ... for doubly delightful fun!

Go, Lassie, Go - Young love amidst the wild mountain thyme and blooming heather in another classic Scottish folk song

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen's trademark piece

Its Only A Paper Moon - Music by Harold Arlen, another Great American Songbook magician

Moonglow - Intricate yet sweet jazz harmonies make this one, yes, heavenly!

Over The Rainbow - The multi-coloured 1938 gem from Harold Arlen

Seize the Day - Passionate and uplifting.  From the 1992 Disney movie, "Newsies"

That Old Black Magic - Let Tempus put you in a spell / You will find it really swell

Tribute to the Everly Brothers - Unlike little Susie, you won't fall asleep here!

Wagon Wheel - A Darius Rucker hit, written by Ketch Secor and Bob Dylan

When the Saints Go Marching In - John Rutter's soaring arrangement

Also includes soloists and break-out groups for extra variety and fun! 

Christmas CD Launch

Tempus-cd-launch-Poster-598xClick image for larger viewOctober 30, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre,
2340 Ontario Street, Oakville

Join Tempus Choral Society for the launch of its new Christmas CD, Once Upon a Winter’s Eve. Perfect for both quiet listening in front of the fire and festive family gatherings, the CD features a varied selection of Christmas choral music, from the inspirational (Hallelujah Chorus, Ave Maria) to the soulful (Song for a Winter's Night, Christmas Memories) to the delightful (Candycane Lane, Sleigh Ride) and more Christmas classics.

Price of admission is one CD ($15)...and you can buy more while there - 2 CDs for $25; 10 or more, $10 each.

There will be Tempus performances of CD selections, delicious food and a cash bar.

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On This Winter's Night - December 6 & 7, 2013

Tempus Choral Society-OnThisWintersNightNothing sets the Festive mood more than the Messiah Choruses.  Join us for an evening of beautiful music “On This Winter’s Night” performed by the 100-voice Tempus Choral Society enjoying the Seasonal classics, the Sacred and some new offerings …

With guest appearance by Four Over Forty– the brilliant a cappella male quartet

Treat yourself, your family and friends (…’tis the season!) to a glorious evening with the Tempus Choir, directed by Brian Turnbull.  Our 2013 Christmas concert, “On this Winter’s Night,” offers all this and more:

Selections from the Messiah.   Because no-one has a handle on Christmas like Handel (an outrageous, but accurate, pun).  Fresh off our performance at Avery Fisher Hall NYC Dec 1.

Christmas Memories (a brand new composition)

  • Deck the Halls (Variations)
  • Falala
  • Gettin’ in the Mood (for Christmas) based on Glen Miller’s famous big band hit
  • Holly Jolly Santa Claus
  • Hot Chocolate (another brand new composition…hot Latin rhythm!)
  • Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling (originally performed by the Andrews Sisters)
  • Jingle Bells (but not your ‘same old, same old’…this one really zings!)
  • On This Winter’s Night (recorded by Lady Antebellum)
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (no problem if you want to do the hand jive while you listen)

We’re thrilled to be singing this wonderful music and look forward to singing for you!

Friday December 6, 2013 at 8PM
Saturday December 7, 2013 at 3PM
Location: ClearView Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville.

Tickets: $15

Fundraiser for St John's United - November 2, 2013

Tempus spring 2013 posterThe Tempus Choral Society presents 'Its's De-Lovely'

Saturday November 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM
St. John's United Church, 262 Randall St.

The Brian Turnbull directed choir will perform It's De-Lovley, The Pink Panther, Sweet Georgia Brown, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, You Make Me Feel So Young and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, among other pieces at this concert.

Also scheduled are Four Over Forty, an a cappella quartet with a sound reminiscent of the renowned Canadian performers The Nylons.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.

This concert is a fundraiser supporting St. John's United Church and Tempus Choral Society.