It’s not every day that one gets to hear a thundering pipe organ, accordions and soulful vocals while market shopping.
Christ Church Cathedral is putting its own classical mark on the festival season with its annual all-day open house and Christmas market, which features an array of Victoria makers set to the live soundscape of Victoria musicians.
The Nov. 25 event, St. Cecilia’s Christmas Market, features food trucks and local artisans, including vendors selling jewellery, candles, clothing and cider.
“I look forward to our musical open house every year,” said Christ Church Cathedral’s priest in charge Jeannine Friesen. “But this year is going to be even more wonderful than usual since we have partnered with the Greater Victoria Festival Society to create this fantastic market. I look forward to experiencing an inclusive bustling market scene in and around the cathedral.”
The market begins at 9 a.m. with various musical acts performing throughout the day and finishes at 5 p.m. with a choral service featuring over 80 singers.