Watch the 40th Annual Tuba Christmas in Victoria live

Watch the 40th Annual Tuba Christmas in Victoria live

For the 40th straight year, the booming sounds of tubas will ring out across Victoria on Saturday.

Tuba Christmas, a beloved tradition in Victoria dating back to 1978, brings together tuba and euphonium players for a two-hour musical performance in Market Square.

Nearly 100 volunteer musicians from across the Pacific Northwest including former members of the Naden Band, are set to entertain hundreds of holiday onlookers.

The performance is being organized by the University of Victoria’s School of Music.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds from the event going to the Times Colonist Christmas Fund, which supports community programs including The Mustard Seed’s annual Christmas Dinner.

For the first time, CHEK News will be live streaming the entire performance on our Facebook page starting just before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Join host Ceilidh Millar for a 20-minute intermission show, which will include interviews with conductor Paul Beauchesne and other musicians.

The performance runs until 3:00 p.m.

The concept of Tuba Christmas started in 1974 in New York City and is held in more than 300 cities globally.

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