Friday, February 23, 2024

Ode to tuba: 45th annual Tuba Christmas returns to Victoria this Saturday


When’s the last time you saw over 100 tubas play Christmas tunes together?!

No one can deny the power and beauty behind the mighty tuba instrument—now imagine what experiencing 100 playing at once must be like!

Market Square is thrilled to announce the return of the beloved 45th annual Tuba Christmas event taking place this Saturday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., conducted by Scott MacInnes.

(Photo by Travis Devonport)

Audiences can expect to witness the harmonious and charming thunder of over 100 tuba and euphonium players from across the region playing favourite holiday classics and winter songs. 

So, make your way downtown this weekend and allow the dulcet tones and impressive melodies to sweep over you and lift you right into the holiday spirit!

Donations will be accepted for the Times Colonist Christmas Fund, a charity that assists the people most in need in the Greater-Victoria community.

(Photo by Travis Devonport)

In case you were curious, Tuba Christmas dates back to 1974 where it originated in New York City. 

In fact, concerts now take place in over 200 cities worldwide! This year marks the 49th year of Tuba Christmas’ existence, and its 45th year in 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. 

Tuba Christmas comes but once a year!

(Photo by Travis Devonport)

45th Annual Tuba Christmas 

  • Where: Market Square, 560 Johnson Street
  • When: Saturday, December 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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