Tue, Dec 17|
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Tom Jackson's Huron Carole
For over 40 years, actor, singer, producer, activist, Tom Jackson has crafted a compassionate stage of caring. He has embraced his life experiences, championed for the marginalized, and entertained a continent of concert-goers and TV watchers.
Time & Location
Dec 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8, Canada
About The Event
Harmony Concerts can't think of a better way to celebrate Christmas then with the Huron Carole.
The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast to coast. Expect an evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom Jackson and his ensemble of musicians. The tour travels across Canada raising funds for local food banks and family service agencies. Many remark that it’s the perfect way to begin their Christmas season and get into the spirit of the holidays.
For over 40 years, actor, singer, producer, activist, Tom Jackson has crafted a compassionate stage of caring. He has embraced his life experiences, championed for the marginalized, and entertained a continent of concert-goers and TV watchers. His acumen has earned him recognition among his peers, yet he humbly perseveres as it’s the reward he seeks, not the award.
Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries the legacy of his parents’ selfless manner of keeping the door open for anyone who might need a meal or a conversation. While living on the streets of Winnipeg, his personal search for identity led to bonds with those outcast and marginalized. His voice became his way off the streets – figuratively and literally – and in to radio stations, television studios, film sets and theatres.
Penned the master of disaster, or minstrel with a message, it is music – his first love – that draws him to create change with the touch of a song, a poem, a musical or a concert tour. Most often known for his annual Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, Tom takes to the road again with his newly named Christmas 150 show raising awareness and funds for food banks and charitable organizations. Tom has recorded 16 albums – the latest release “Ballads Not Bullets” – in support of the Canadian Red Cross.
Whether one links Tom to The Huron Carole – the song or the national concert tour – Singing for Supper or Swinging for Supper, the evidence of his earning and staying power in the fundraising circle is without question and one of infamy for this country’s food banks. When there’s trouble or trauma, Tom steps up with ideas to alleviate and compensate those devastated by floods, typhoons, fires, drought, terrorism, youth suicide, homelessness, environmental disaster and economic disadvantage.
His mantra of being in service to others is secured with his choice to engage if it’s good business, good for the world, and good for the soul. He can light up a room with his storytelling, endearing humour and self-penned tunes. He can inspire, uplift and entertain 10 or 10,000 and the gifts he shares, he carries from his ancestry, his life and his loves.
Adult General Admission
Senior General Admission
Student General Admission
Youth 13-18 years old
Child 3-12 years old
Children must be well-behaved and accompanied by an adult.