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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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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