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“The Huron Carole 2012 Tour- featuring Tom Jackson,Sarah Slean, Matt Dusk, Susan Aglukark”

Centennial Concert Hall
Ranked #34 of 183 things to do in Winnipeg
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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews
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“The Huron Carole 2012 Tour- featuring Tom Jackson,Sarah Slean, Matt Dusk, Susan Aglukark”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall was built for Canada's Centenary-1867-1967. It is the site for orchestral, operatic, symphony concerts, and ballet. It is located on Main St. with in walking distance of City Hall, museums,major downtown hotels, and live theatre district. There is indoor parking,very limited street parking , and lot parking in surrounding area. Main St. city bus stop is in front, with access for cab and handicap drop off. The interior, on two floors, features decorative wall sculpture,open performance spaces, and excellent acoustics in the main stage area. The lobby area - outer and inner is large, with areas for displays, CD sales, and other performance related merchandise. There is a coat check room,large main floor washrooms and in the hallways, are sites for liquor bars,ice cream,snacks, expresso coffee. Audience enters seating through portals with staff available for seating information. Seats are adequate with very good stage visibility.
The Huron Carole was conceived of by actor, singer,Tom Jackson, as a way for Canadian artists to raise money for the needy at Christmas. This year's tour event was for food banks in various cities. The Winnipeg performance benefited Winnipeg Harvest Inc. This is a touring show, so performers may vary a little in each city. The headline acts were supported by a five multi- instrument, playing band, of excellent quality, and versatility.
Canadian artist icons Susan Aglukark,Matt Dusk, Sarah Slean, Del Barber, were well received . They each added a little something humorous to their stage time. Tom Jackson let his love for the audience ,and the needy, show through by personal stories of his childhood, humourous antics, and his own powerful singing.
The Huron Carole producers, and artists are to be commended for the musical content of their performances. The artists did do a few secular, feel good Christmas songs ,but most did deeply moving songs -carols with a content commemorating the meaning of the Incarnation -The birth of Christ. Many audience members praised the meaningful,seasonal emphasis of the music, and said they could hear more, and would go great distances to hear such a performance. Political correctness and blandness --begone!!! There is a Reason for the Season !!!

Visited December 2012
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Winnipeg
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“Magnificent Music”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The CCH showcases the most amazing musical performances, comparable to any international venue, everything from opera to
rock bands, as well as wonderful aboriginal events.

Visited June 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Dance ritals, ballet, jazz and more”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

It is the IT SPOT in Winnipeg to attend various events in the arts and entertainment arena. From my daughter's first ballet recital to the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet. This venue is beautiful and still packs in the crowd!

Visited July 2012
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Wisconsin
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“Lovely theater, great people”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

My work brought me to this theater staffed by excellent people who made me feel at home. I'd go back in a heartbeat! See a theater show, watch the ballet or catch the symphony - it's a great venue!

Visited July 2012
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Winnipeg
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“anytime...always good”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Sound great, parking not bad.Easy to arrive and leave without too much hassle. Never have to wait too long for a bathroom

Visited May 2012
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