Vancouver’s largest outdoor carolling competition is returning for its second year to Gastown.  On December 1, 2016, Yule Duel will be bringing together Vancouver’s top choirs and some of the city’s most notable personalities to fundraise for May’s Place which provides much needed, compassionate end-of-life care to vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside.

From 6pm to 9pm, choirs will be performing along Water Street in Gastown.  Visitors to this event can stroll through the streets while enjoying a diverse selection of carolling performances by over 20 of Vancouver’s top choirs, each with a unique style ranging from rock to pop to gospel. There are a number of opportunities for people to make donations to the groups they like best.

“All donations received will be given to May’s Place, which provides compassionate end-of-life care to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We’re so grateful for the generous support this event received last year, raising more than $38,000 to support our charity. We can’t wait to see what this year brings!” – Michele Sutherland, Manager of Hospice Services, May’s Place.

Choirs participating in this year’s Yuel Duel includes the Saint James Music Academy Choir, the Lions Gate Chorus, and Vancouver Pops Choir.

Why the “Duel” in Yule Duel?  Throughout the evening choirs will sing their hearts out in hopes of performing in a sing-off on the main stage. Everyone is welcome to vote for their favourite choir, by buying a button for $5 and casting a vote. Near 8pm, the panel of celebrity judges will select their favourite choirs from those with the most votes. The top two choirs will then ‘duel’ it out on stage.

For more information, visit: yuleduel.com.

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