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Tenors at Christmas

By: Doug O'Neill
Canadian Living
Culture & Entertainment

Tenors at Christmas

By: Doug O'Neill
Afternoon with the Tenors: Up close, cozy and comfortable One minute I'm sloshing through the snow-covered streets of downtown Toronto at the end of a particularly hectic Monday and then moments later I'm ensconced on a comfy sofa in the lobby of the stylish Shangri La Hotel Toronto listening to Victor Micallef , one of the amazing Tenors, belt out a heart-tugging rendition of "Hallelujah." (I dare anyone to listen to those soulful lyrics and not get misty-eyed.) The foursome, who are in the midst of an extensive North American tour, definitely bumped up the mood a couple notches when they performed a few traditional carols. Who knew hotel lobbies could be so comfortable and cozy? Assorted banquets, sofas, big-back chairs...it was like a big family livingroom minus the LED TV (thankfully). And the somewhat unexpected mini concert by the Tenors was an absolute treat. Victor Micallef performs "Hallelujah" Victor Micallef, Tenors, Shangri La Hotel Toronto Readers of Canadian may recall our fun holiday fashion spread with the Tenors from last year. Let me just say that they're just as stylish in person as they are on screen. Tenors, Shangri La Toronto I've got to hand it to the folks at Shangri La Hotel Toronto. They've turned the lobby of their designer hotel into a comfortable, welcoming venue. I remember the days when hotel bars and restaurants were stuffy and austere. Not any more. I've recently met friends at the Ritz Carlton for drinks on a Saturday night, treated a visiting cousin to a chi-chi lunch at the Trump and I'm definitely heading back to the Shangri La Toronto one afternoon in January for High Tea. The bonus: award-winning pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, a recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award in the province of Ontario, will provide the music. And all for the price of tea. What's your favourite hotel moment? And if you are looking for any last minute gift-giving ideas, consider The Tenors' latest album, "Lead With Your Heart."
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