Media

Following the incredible success of our inaugural event in 2015,
Yule Duel has officially become one of Vancouver’s signature holiday happenings.

Check out a sample of our 2016 media coverage, below.


Vancouver Sun: Choirs set to descend on Gastown for carolling competition

November 21, 2017

It’s that (most wonderful) time of year again. Yule Duel, British Columbia’s largest outdoor carolling competition, is returning to Gastown for its third year. The seasonal “battle royale” will close down Gastown’s cobblestone streets — arguably the best type of streets for singing old-timey songs — on Thursday, Dec. 7, as more than 20 of […]

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Vancouver Is Awesome: Yule Duel Carolling for a Cause

November 21, 2017

Yule Duel brings together choirs from across the Lower Mainland to sing Christmas carols loud and proud from the sidewalks of Gastown. The best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs on the main stage, with awards presented in various categories. All proceeds benefit May’s Place, a hospice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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Daily Hive: BC’s largest outdoor carolling competition returns to Gastown

November 21, 2017

Hundreds of voices from over 20 of Vancouver’s best choirs will again echo through the streets of Gastown on Thursday, December 7, 2017 during Yule Duel: BC’s largest outdoor carolling competition. The cobblestone streets of Gastown will be closed that evening and festooned with holiday lights as Yule Duel returns for a third consecutive year.

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The Province: The Sound of Music

January 04, 2017

Yule Duel is fast becoming one of Vanhattan’s cherished and most festive nights of the holidays. Yours truly hosted the city’s largest outdoor carolling competition, a holiday heart-warmer presented by Jonathan Oldham’s Bloom Group and Leanore Sali’s Gastown Business Improvement Society. A musical event designed to build community and brighten downtown streets, more than 20 […]

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Vancouver Courier: Fred UnLEEshed

December 20, 2016

VOCAL ASSEMBLY: Yours truly hosted Yuel Duel, Vancouver’s largest outdoor caroling competition. More than 20 of the city’s top choirs convened in Gastown for the sing-off’s sophomore edition. Presented by the Bloom Group and the Gastown Business Improvement Society, the event drew hundreds to the historic area to enjoy the pitch perfect performances. Gassy Jack […]

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