Maritimes Tour Journal, day three: Celebrations!

Canada Day! What an experience to be in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation on Canada’s 150th birthday.

We had performances in Victoria Park, Charlottetown – which started with a celebrity-sighting! Our soundcheck followed Nathalie MacMaster and Leahy.

One of our choristers, Gabe Paul, was invited to join a local elder in the official welcome and opening of Canada Day—Canada 150 celebrations. He got the honour of playing the drum! #gallery-8 { margin: auto; } #gallery-8 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-8 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-8 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

After a citizen reaffirmation ceremony, as well as later in the program, the Choir sang O’Canada. And at 1:30, the Choir performed a thirty minute concert for an enthusiastic audience.

The mayor of Charlottetown, Clifford Lee, met Madeleine and the Choir backstage. Then the choristers explored the harbour and saw many tall ships, and experienced much of downtown Charlottetown.

In the evening, evening some of the choristers enjoyed a concert by Nathalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, their talented children, and band! The fiddling continued into an exhilarating display of fireworks.

After the fireworks, we burst into singing O’Canada, which attracted a lot of attention and was met with a tremendous cheer.

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