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.

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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Roundhouse Radio: Interview with Stephen Rathjem

December 13, 2016

Thursday night Gastown will turn into a Christmas concert wonderland! Stephen Rathjem, Program Director for the St. James Music Academy, joins Martin Strong to talk about the Yule Duel, the choir competition where dozens of choirs sing for a crowd of thousands in a street caroling competition along Water St. all for a good cause.

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CBC Morning Edition: December 1, 2016

December 01, 2016

Yule Duel is featured on the CBC Morning Edition!

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Langara Voice:

November 30, 2016

The second annual Yule Duel choir competition for charity will kick off on Dec. 1 in Gastown. Yule Duel is a charity event involving choir groups from all over the Lower Mainland to sing Christmas carols. The best groups later perform against each other in a series of sing-off. All proceeds from the event go […]

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