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Victoria’s Christ Church Cathedral is set to host a FREE Christmas Carol performance this weekend

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A seasonal Christmas staple returns to Victoria this weekend at the Christ Church Cathedral. 

On Sunday, December 18th, the Cathedral’s talented choir will perform a newly commissioned arrangement of the Ukrainian traditional “Carol of the Bells” by Polish Canadian composer Robert Busiakiewicz.

This year’s performance pays tribute to Ukrainian Christmas music that was first heard in North America exactly 100 years ago, at a time when Ukrainians were fighting for freedom – just as they are today.

In addition to the musical performances, every year the Cathedral invites people from different walks of public life to read the short lessons from the Bible. 

This year, municipal, provincial, and federal representatives will take part as readers.

The special guests joining this weekend will include, Marie Térèse Little, Mayor of Metchosin, Maja Tait, Mayor of Sooke , Sid Tobias, Mayor of View Royal , Scott Goodmanson, Mayor of Langford, Grace Lore, MLA, Victoria-Beacon Hill, Marianne Alto, Mayor of Victoria, Doug Kobayashi, Mayor of Colwood, Chris Coleman, Councillor, City of Victoria, The Rev’d Ross Bliss, Vicar, Christ Church Cathedral. 

For those looking to attend, admission is free and guests are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the 4 p.m. show. 

Carols at Christ Church Cathedral 

  • Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue
  • When: Sunday, December 18th at  4 p.m. – guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior

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