Tuba Christmas is on this Saturday! Photo ItkasanImages

Victoria’s holiday celebrations are getting down to brass tacks with the 44th annual Tuba Christmas taking place this weekend! 

Orchestras and ensembles rarely feature tubas as the stars of the show, despite their loudness, size and undeniable power.

Well, that’s going to change on Saturday, December 10th as more than 100 tuba and euphonium players will come together for “one of Victoria’s favourite holiday traditions,” said Market Square event coordinator, Abby Wadsworth.

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Organizers of the festive music event are excited to bring Victoria residents back together with in person viewings of Tuba Christmas for the first time since 2019. 

Starting at 1 p.m., Market Square will be filled with the dulcet tones of some of the region’s finest tuba and euphonium players.

Worldwide, dating back to 1974 where Tuba Christmas originated in New York City, this year marks the 48th anniversary for the festive Tuba performances. Today, these unique concerts perform in over 200 cities worldwide. 

Conductor, Paul Beauchesne, will return this year to bring a unified vision to the holiday performance in Victoria.

Donations will be accepted for the TC Christmas Fund, a charity that helps people in need throughout Greater Victoria.

Whether you’re passing by while Christmas shopping or making your way along your afternoon commute, stop and enjoy the music as this holiday performance is one you won’t want to miss. 

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  • Where: 44th Annual Tuba Christmas, 560 Johnson Street
  • When: Saturday, December 10th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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