English, French and Inuktitut: Labrador choir joins Shallaway for special Canada 150 performance

Youth choirs from St. John’s and Labrador are heading to the nation’s capital to sing a tune in Inuktikut for Canada’s 150 birthday celebrations.

The Ullugiagatsuk Choir from northern Labrador will be joined by the Shallaway Youth Choir to perform Music of the Land, a piece that was commissioned by Newfoundland composer Kathleen Allan, at the Unisong Choral Festival on July 1 in Ottawa.

​It’s a unique opportunity for both choirs — and one they aren’t taking lightly. On Tuesday, they were busy rehearsing for the big day in St. John’s.

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