Canadian singer Tom Jackson's renowned Huron Carole will be coming to Estevan on Thursday, December 6.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 each.
The Huron Carole is not only a celebration of Christmas music that features Jackson and other performers, but it raises funds and awareness for food banks across the country.
Joining Jackson for the shows in Estevan will be prolific singer-songwriter Sarah Slean, prominent jazz musician and vocalist Matt Dusk; and award-winning First Nations recording artist Susan Aglukark.
Jackson initiated the Huron Carole more than 20 years ago to help needy people in Canada at Christmas time. After many successful years of raising funds through the Huron Carole, he retired the project in 2004. He spent the next seven years bringing his Singing for Supper program to smaller communities and more intimate settings.
As a result of the increasing need for food banks across the country, Jackson and other performers have brought back 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.
"Today, over 900,000 Canadians visit food banks monthly," said Jackson. "Food bank workers, volunteers and supporters – individual and corporate – rely on awareness building to accomplish their mission of ending hunger. 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."
The Huron Carole 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 tour will make 22 stops across Canada this year.