Vancouver Magazine: Are You Ready For Vancouver’s Largest Outdoor Carolling Competition?

November 30, 2016

The Yule Duel holiday carolling extravaganza returns to Gastown for its second year in a row. On Thursday, December 1, twenty-one local choirs will be singing their hearts out—and competing for your votes—along Water Street and Carrall Street. At the end of the night, the top choirs will then move on to compete in an epic carolling […]

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The Now: ‘Yule Duel’ swan song for one music-loving school counsellor in Surrey

November 30, 2016

Jim Edmondson has been organizing before-school singing sessions in Surrey for as long as he can remember, and he has recycled posters to prove it. “Some of them are getting really ratty and old,” he said of his 20-year collection of “Carolling Before School with Mr. E” advisories, some of them currently taped to hallway […]

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Georgia Straight:

November 30, 2016

Gastown has a perfect antidote for those who are muttering the modern-day equivalent of “Bah, humbug” at this time of year. All they need to do is head down to the cobblestone streets of the city’s oldest neighbourhood on Thursday (December 1?) for the second annual Yule Duel.

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Global BC: Yule Duel competitors share sneak peek performance

November 28, 2016

8wings Vocal Ensemble is taking part in the Yule Duel on December 1st in Gastown. They share a sneak peek of what to expect with their performance of Wham’s “Last Christmas”.

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Global BC: Yule Duel returns to Gastown

November 28, 2016

Yule Duel, Gastown’s outdoor choir competition, drew 5,000 people in its first year. Organizers are hoping to break that record when 21 vocal groups take to Water Street on Dec. 1. The ensembles are vying for prizes and raising money for charity.

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