The Huron Carol was the first Christmas song composed in Canada, written using the language of the Huron/Wendat people in 1642. Progressing through the centuries to present day music, this episode will look at Canada’s cultural history through the lens of holiday music. Including musical traditions and music from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the unique “Santa Claw” songs from the Maritimes. Featuring interviews with SPO conductor and composer Ronald Royer, Toronto Choral Society conductor Geoffrey Butler, Toronto based singer-songwriters Jacelyn Holmes and folk artist, translator, farmer and pilot Anastasia Fyk.
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