Welcome music teachers! If you're here for the 2023 CBC Music Class Challenge, or just heard about the song through word of mouth, I hope these free resources will make learning A Canadian Christmas a little easier for your music classes or ensembles.
There are a few arrangements for choir based on the original recording of the song (a cappella, or with concert band, orchestral, string quartet, brass quintet, brass ensemble, or woodwind quintet accompaniment).
There is also a simplified version in 3|4 for melody or 2 part vocal harmony and piano (for less experienced singers), and another arrangement for 3 part treble choir (SSA) with piano accompaniment in 3|4 available. Simple leadsheets with melody, lyrics, and chord changes are also available.
From the CBC's website:
Below are a few key dates to keep in mind if you are participating in this year's program:
- Wed. Aug. 30: Official 2023 registration begins at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
- Wed. Oct. 4: Video submissions open 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
- Wed. Nov. 22: Video submissions close at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT
- Wed. Dec. 6: Top Ten in each category released 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT
- Wed. Dec. 13: Winners announced at 8:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. PT
If you have any questions about the song or its arrangements, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
- Suresh Singaratnam, composer