With food bank use on the rise, Tom Jackson’s nationwide “Call to End Hunger” needs to be heard again.
The Huron Carole returns this year with a national tour to help raise funds and awareness for Canada’s hungry.
The Huron Carole makes 22 stops across the country starting in the Maritimes this November with Jackson, Sarah Slean and Susan Aglukark. Proceeds will support local food banks.
New Brunswick dates include:
November 21 – Moncton, NB – Capitol Theatre
November 25 – Saint John, NB – Imperial Theatre
November 26 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse
All shows are at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
Tickets for all shows start at $45 (including tax plus applicable surcharge) and go on sale this Saturday, October 13 at 12 noon.
Tickets for the Moncton show will be available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office; by calling (506)856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 and online at www.capitol.nb.ca
Tickets for the Saint John show will be available at the Imperial Theatre Box Office, by calling by phone at (506)674-4100 (1-800-323-7469) and online at www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca
Tickets for the Fredericton show will be available at the The Playhouse Box Office, by phone at (506)458-8344 (1-866-884-5800) and online at www.theplayhouse.ca
Over 20 years ago, Jackson began cultivating a network of Canadian artists, who shared a common interest in helping our country’s needy. After many successful years of raising funds through The Huron Carole, he put the project to rest in 2004. He spent the next seven years bringing Singing for Supper to smaller communities in more intimate settings.
As a result of the increasing need for food banks across the country, Jackson and friends are breathing life back into The Huron Carole.
Through the concert series, which is filled with Christmas music and stories that embrace messages of peace, harmony and optimism, Jackson hopes to inspire Canadians to take action to help eliminate hunger this holiday season.
“Today, over 900,000 Canadians visit food banks monthly. Food bank workers, volunteers and supporters – individual and corporate – rely on awareness-building to accomplish their mission of ending hunger,” said Jackson. “With the strength of each artist’s voice onstage, this year’s Huron Carole will expand our ability to raise funds, awareness and hope, creating change one song at a time.”
About The Huron Carole
The Huron Carole benefit concert series was founded by Canadian actor and singer Tom Jackson in 1987. The concert was named after Canada’s first Christmas carol, composed in 1641 by Father Jean de Brebeuf, a Jesuit Priest known for his missionary work with the people of Huronia. Through “The Huron Carol” song, Father de Brebeuf interpreted the story of Christmas in the Huron language. The carol was kept alive in the Huron language for over one hundred years before being translated to French and English.
The Huron Carole is a project of the Christmas & Winter Relief Association whose mandate is to support organizations doing hands-on work with the homeless and hungry in Canada.
The Huron Carole is presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. Major sponsor is Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
For more information visit: http://huroncarole.ca