Holidays with the Central Band

Holidays with the Central Band

Presented by: The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces
Centrepointe Theatre
December 12 - December 13, 2017

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The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces is delighted to offer you their annual Holiday concert featuring a variety of seasonal favourites along original compositions by special guest performer, Canadian music legend Loreena McKennitt. Ms. McKennitt will be singing several of her own compositions along with some music prepared especially for this concert with a distinct folk music flair.

The Central Band will play a variety of holiday favourites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite. The concerts will also feature the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums and Serenade of Strings, the Canadian Armed Forces string ensemble, to round out an evening of Holiday cheerfulness.


Central band 2017The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces is one of six full-time Regular Force military bands in the Canadian Armed Forces. The band provides professional music support for a large number of Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence and Government of Canada events throughout the National Capital Region. The Central Band is the primary music support unit to Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa).


loreena-mckennitt-new.jpgLoreena McKennitt


Internationally acclaimed Canadian singer-composer Loreena McKennitt was appointed as Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force in August 2014. She had previously served as Honorary Colonel of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba.
HCol McKennitt began her musical career by busking with her harp. More than two decades later, Ms McKennitt has seen her "eclectic Celtic" blend of pop, folk and world music sell more than 14 million copies worldwide and achieve gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in 15 countries across four continents.

Enjoy a great night of festive music to celebrate the holiday season.


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Genre: Music, Holiday
Language: English / French
Tickets: $15 - $20


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December 12 at 7:00 pm
December 13 at 7:00 pm