Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

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The streets of Gastown will be alive with the sound of music this Thursday, December 7, 2017 for a unique carolling experience. The evening plays host to the third annual Yule Duel, an outdoor event that pits dozens of local choirs in a street-carolling competition along Water Street.

The choirs perform around Gastown a selection of new and classic songs in a variety of styles. You are invited to sing along as the best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs and cheer on your favourites as they compete for awards from the celebrity judges. Think: Pitch Perfect but in real life!

“The competition is surprisingly fierce as there are so many talented vocal groups in Vancouver,” two-time judge Morna Edmunson told The Vancouver Sun. “The choirs have to step up their acts and get more creative every year. The entertainment is outstanding.”

Yule Duel 2017 Vancouver

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The outdoor competition will be free to the public and choirs will be stationed all along Water Street in Gastown for the festive evening. You won’t be able to miss it!

If you want to take part in the judging of the choirs, you can pick up a voting ballot for a $5 donation. All proceeds for the event go toward May’s Place Hospice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Last year’s Yule Duel raised $58,000 for May’s Place.

As the name suggests, the competing choirs will be performing all of the classic holiday songs in a range of languages and choral styles including rock, pop, gospel, and barbershop. There will be over 20 choirs performing with kids choirs, school groups, and many more. (Including the real Treble Makers!)

All Gastown stores will also remain open during the event and the Tacofino food truck will be in the area to satisfy your appetite after watching carollers!

Yule Duel 2017 Vancouver

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Yule Duel 2017 Event Details

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Water Street, Gastown

Website: www.yuleduel.com

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