6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On December 3 Water Street will transform into a series of outdoor stages, hosting more than 20 choirs in Vancouver’s first street-carolling competition – Yule Duel. Presented by The Bloom Group and the Gastown Business Improvement Society, the event is inspired by Figgy Pudding, a renowned annual carolling competition and charitable fundraiser in Seattle. Yule Duel aims to raise $20,000 for May’s Place, a hospice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Choirs will showcase their finest costumes, choreographed routines and holiday lyrics in hopes of performing in a sing-off on the main stage and vying for the title of Yule Duel champion. It will be up to a panel of celebrity judges and the spectators themselves to cast votes for their favourite groups. Already on the list to perform are Sweet Scarlet, Sound Eclectic, 8 Wings Vocal Ensemble and the Gentlemen of Fortune, famous for their barbershop style and a cappella music.
For additional information, including how to register as a choir, volunteer or event sponsor, please visit: yuleduel.com