Top three things to do around Winnipeg the weekend of December 8

With her weekly pick of fun things to do on the weekend, here is the rundown from Global News Morning’s Kahla Shea.While your December calendar quickly fills up with shopping and entertaining, make sure you pencil in some time to give to others — it could give you the boost you need to make it through the festive season. 1. Christmas OratorioThe sights and sounds of the season are everywhere — but have you ever enjoyed the sounds of Christmas back in the 1600s?Story continues below

This weekend is your chance to experience Winnipeg’s premier Baroque choir, Canzona as they tour southern Manitoba playing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.RELATED: Some experts say Christmas music can be bad for your mental healthThe orchestra uses replicas of instruments that would have actually been used at the time Bach wrote the piece — how neat is that?!Perhaps the only thing more impressive than these instruments are the musicians who play them. Some of North America’s most celebrated period instrumentalists will be taking to the stage in Winnipeg, Gretna and Steinbach over the next few days.WATCH: World class musicians take to the stage in Winnipeg