Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7 for the 2014 Young Canadians “A Christmas Spectacular!”. Bring your loved ones, friends and neighbours to share the Christmas spirit with us this December. The show details are as follows:

When: Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall
What: A Christmas Spectacular!
Who: The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede
Tickets: Epcor Centre Box Office: https://www.epcorcentre.org/VisitorInformation/BoxOfficeAndCentreMap.aspx

How quickly the years go by. The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede are now celebrating their 47th year. As we near the end of 2014, one of Calgary’s annual traditions will soon be upon us: The Young Canadians Christmas Spectacular at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Presented by The Rotary Club of Calgary, and the Calgary Stampede Foundation, this show rings in the Christmas season with incredible singing and dancing like only The Young Canadians can deliver.

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Classic Christmas music is performed in song and dance by small ensembles, incredible soloists and of course stage-filling, full-force production numbers; the show has something for everyone and for all ages.

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For new and returning Young Canadians alike, there’s something special about this first show of season. It’s a chance to give back to the community, to the Rotary Club of Calgary as they present the show to many local senior citizens, and to the citizens of Calgary that cheer The Young Canadians on in the TransAlta Grandstand Show during Stampede time.

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Years ago when I was a Young Canadian, our Christmas tradition was to perform at the Kinsmens Centre (currently where the Scotabank Saddledome exists), and then later, simply at our own rehearsal studios. Now for several years at the Jack Singer Concert Hall (thanks to the Rotary Club and Enbridge), The Young Canadians can pull out all the stops and have established an annual “must-do” Christmas event.

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For each Young Canadian, it’s also an opportunity to put their training to the test. Our school year begins each September and nothing bonds a new company of Young Canadians quite like mounting such a large production. In this way, the show has been quite a gift to the school as well. For young artists who love the roar of the crowd, Christmas marks roughly the halfway point in the year from Stampede to Stampede. So in December, the Young Canadians hit that Jack Singer Concert Hall stage with more Christmas spirit, music, energy and excitement than they can contain.

Calgary has many excellent Christmas activities and traditions and The Young Canadians are proud of this annual event. I can tell you that already they are fondly reminiscing about last year’s show and speculating with an over-abundance of curiosity as to what material they will perform in 2014. It’s like they’re kids on Christmas already.

And a great gift is coming… The Young Canadians are also thrilled with anticipation of the fast arriving Calgary Stampede Youth Campus. This new facility that will help them not only train and build their artistic skills but help to continue to elevate their performance capabilities benefitting the shows they participate in annually including the TransAlta Grandstand Show and the Christmas Spectacular.

The Young Canadians can’t wait to perform for you this Christmas and hope to see you all on Sunday, December 7.