Tom Jackson's The Huron Carole

The Huron Carole

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On the traditional territories of the Mi’kmaq, The Huron Carole dazzled their Halifax audience on November 28, 2023 and now you get to watch it on your favourite digital device in December.

Following its premiere on APTN, fans can now enjoy encore presentations, stream on APTN Lumi, and watch on Eastlink Community TV. Details on huroncarole.ca.

Featuring Red Cross Ambassador, Tom Jackson, and an extraordinary 6 piece-band, guest performances round out this renown variety program. Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, Shannon Gaye, Natalie MacMaster, Beverley Mahood, Loreena McKennitt, Andrea Menard, and PIQSIQ deliver seasonal classics from country to operatic, and innovative blendings of the traditional and contemporary.

Sing alongside an exuberant audience vocally led by the Halifax Camerata Singers. Sullivan’s Crossing cast members Morgan Kohan, Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson will direct you on how to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

There’s no question that these ‘Angels Without Wings’ have stepped up to bring an evening of joy and now we’re asking YOU to help save lives, and support this country’s most vulnerable in urgent scenarios by donating to Emergency Management at the Canadian Red Cross.

DID YOU KNOW

Your investment supports proactive efforts before the next disaster and increases CRC’s overall capacity to respond to emergencies. Examples: helping CRC train emergency management volunteers and pre-position supplies – clean up kits, comfort kits, baby supplies, blankets, clothing, food and water – across the country for quicker response times. The moment a call goes out, specially trained Red Cross Disaster Teams head off to help at the scene and after the initial shock of an emergency, will help through loss, accumulative stress of evacuation, and other hardships.

CRC is recognized, trusted, and for decades, has been at the forefront of Canada’s largest and most important emergency operations – from the evacuation of entire communities due to floods and wildfires, to major industrial disasters.

Most Canadians never expect a disaster to happen to them.

Global Heroes
Tom Jackson: A Legacy of Compassion

Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, is a musician, beloved TV personality (North of 60, Star Trek, Law and Order), and long-time champion for the marginalized. Having experienced life on the streets himself, he discovered music was a way to help others. Read more about Tom in this Global Heroes article.

 “The shows are all about resiliency, reinforcement, remembrance, reverence, and celebration. We’ve learned how to function above despair. We will facilitate a connection that brings joy, and provides a landing place for well-being”.

Enormous gratitude to National Sponsor Canada Life

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The Huron Carole History

After an auspicious start in Toronto in 1987 with a performance at the Silver Dollar, hundreds of musicians have graced The Huron Carole stage since that time.

Touring artists: Valdy, Gary Fjellgaard, Melanie Doane, Charlie Major, Shannon Gaye, Patricia Conroy, Duane Steele, Prescott Brown, Beverley Mahood, Michael Burgess, Farmer’s Daughter, Lisa Brokop, Thomas Wade, VIP, Tara Lyn Hart, Amanda Stott, Susan Aglukark, Diane Chase, Good Brothers, Ennis Sisters, McMaster & James, The Nylons, Michelle Wright, Brad Johner, Aaron Pritchett, Madison Violet, Lunch at Allen’s, Andrea Menard, Pear, One More Girl, George Canyon, Don Amero, Kristian Alexandrov

Guest artists: Chantal Kreviazuk, Barney Bentall, Jackie Richardson, Joel Feeney, Moxy Fruvous, George Fox, Barra McNeil’s, Prairie Oyster, Connie Kaldor, Joan Kennedy, Steve Bell, Jason McCoy, Jamie Warren, Jim Byrnes, The Earthtones, Rick Tippe, Jack Semple, Natalie MacMaster, Rankin Sisters, Molly Johnson, Mood Jga Jga, Rick Neufeld, Jann Arden, James Keelaghan, Bramwell Tovey, Graham Shaw, Lorraine Segato, Amy Sky, Bruce Guthro, Colin James

Hosts:  Graham Greene, Peter Gzowski, Vicki Gabereau, Cynthia Dale, August Schellenberg, Al Simmons, North of 60 Stars, Regional CBC Radio & TV personalities, Dini Petty

Variations of The Huron Carole – and the run of “Singing for Supper” – have toured across Canada playing major venues, church basements and community halls.  Maybe you saw the show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in 1996?  Or you lined up at Calgary’s Convention Centre counting down to when the gates would roll up?  Or maybe you kept your feet warm and spirits high waiting outside of St. Ignatius Church in Winnipeg?  Or were you asked to come back the next night in St. John’s when the tour’s flight couldn’t land?

Are you a SWAG collector?  Starting with this sweatshirt created for the 1988 show in Winnipeg, we’ve produced 10 albums, lapel pins, vests, toques, mitts, T-shirts, scarves, bags, books, headbands and masks.

1988 Huron Carole sweatshirt

1988 Huron Carole sweatshirt

Between 1994 and 2004 The Huron Carole was broadcast on television starting with its debut on CBC’s Country Beat and continuing as a major Christmas special airing on CBC, CMT and APTN.

2003 HC all cast rehearses

The 2003 Huron Carole all cast rehearses.

Christmas & Winter Relief Association

  • Non-profit association founded in 1988 by Tom Jackson with a mandate to support organizations doing hands-on work with the homeless and hungry in Canada.
  • Has generated over $250M in combined cash/in-kind value for food banks and disaster relief
  • Projects include:   The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series (1988-2004 and 2012-current); Red River Relief (1997); The Holiday Train (1999-2004); The Vigil (2001); Beef Relief (2003); Say Hay TV Special (2003); Singing for Supper (2004-2010); Hullelujah (2005-2009 and 2018-2020); Swinging for Supper (2006-2010); Rise Again (2009); Home Sweet Hope (2009-2020); ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (2011); Slave Lake Benefit Concert (2011); Making Spirits Bright (2012); Halo High Water (2013)

Archived Huron Carole Press Releases

Please visit our News page for articles and press releases.
Virtual Tour Dates/Locations/Links to buy tickets at huroncarole.ca
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