Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
November 27, 2014

Celebration of Music to showcase Yukon performers

WHITEHORSE—In winter holiday tradition, the Yukon government administration building will once again host musical talent during noon hours from November 28 to December 5.

The Government of Yukon is hosting the Celebration of Music, an annual public event since 1987. This year 11 Yukon musical ensembles will be performing in the main foyer and Yukoners of all ages are encouraged to come and watch the free performances.

“As Yukoners look forward to the winter holidays and the Christmas season, the Yukon government is proud to showcase local artists during the Celebration of Music,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said.

Kicking off the program on Friday, November 28 is the Whitehorse Community Choir.

“Come out for a taste of Christmas from the North with songs to bring in the holiday spirit,” the choir’s director Barbara Chamberlin said. “We are welcoming in the holidays with carols from Yukon, Poland, Russia, Canada and other snowy places!”

The musical performances are open to the public; there is no cost to attend.

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See backgrounder below for a list of performers and dates.

Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Joanna Lilley
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
joanna.lilley@gov.yk.ca

 

Celebration of Music performers

Government of Yukon Administration Building, 2071 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
From noon to 1 p.m. each day

Friday, November 28
Whitehorse Community Choir

Director: Barbara Chamberlin
Accompanist: Barry Kitchen

Monday, December 1
Pitch Slapped

Director: Lisa Ross

Tuesday, December 2
Vanier Jazz Combo, Choir, Rock Band, Grade 9 Band, Wind Quintet and Beginner Band
Director: Kimberly Hart

Wednesday, December 3
Holy Family School  Director: Jerry Woolridge
École Émilie-Tremblay  Director: Manon Aubert
Whitehorse Elementary School  Director: Marie-Maude Allard

Thursday, December 4
The Big Band
Director: Colleen McCarthy

Friday, December 5
Porter Creek Secondary School Band  Director: Keith Todd
The Whitehorse Pop Choir   Director: Erica Mah


News Release #14-272