CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! set to sing the anthem at the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa

TORONTO (October 25, 2017) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today that Canadian hip-hop artist SonReal will be performing at the SiriusXM Kickoff Show at the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw on November 26th in Ottawa. The league also announced that Toronto-based singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! will sing the national anthem at the 105th Grey Cup.

A native of Vernon, British Columbia, SonReal has earned multiple Canadian Juno Award nominations including “Rap Recording of the Year” for multiple projects while racking up tens of millions of YouTube views.

On August 11th, 2017 SonReal released his debut album, One Long Dream. The first release from the project Can I Get A Witness was an instant success, achieving platinum status in Canada and entering the top-15 at pop radio. His second single Problems is currently dominating top 40 radio while SonReal is preparing to embark on his own North American headlining One Long Dream Tour.

“I’m excited to come back to Canada and perform at 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa, said SonReal. “It’s an honour to be a part of such an iconic Canadian event and I’m looking forward to entertain all the Canadian Football fans in advance to the big game.”

“Whenever we can bring Canadian music and sports together it makes for a great entertainment experience for fans in-stadium and across the country,” said Paul Cunningham, SVP, Sales & Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. “We’re proud to support the CFL and Canadian artists like Sonreal, who is going to put on an amazing show.”

Choir! Choir! Choir!, comprised of Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, have amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube. The duo has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara and Rufus Wainwright. The group has also performed at iconic venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and last night in Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square to pay tribute to late Tragically Hip singer, Gord Downie.

"Choir! Choir! Choir! welcomes all Canadians to sing their hearts out on a weekly basis," said Adilman and Goldman."And we couldn't be more proud to get everyone singing our national anthem in the nation's capital to celebrate the 105th Grey Cup with CFL football fans from coast to coast to coast. Ready, set, O CANADA!"

“We’re thrilled to have local Canadian artists perform in the country’s largest sporting event in the nation’s 150th year,” said Christina Litz, CFL SVP of Content & Marketing. “SonReal headlining the SirusXM Kickoff Show and Choir! Choir! Choir! performing the national anthem with the fans at the game before kickoff will be the perfect way to set up this special celebration of our country.”

The 105th Grey Cup will be played at TD Place in Ottawa on November 26th, 2017 – the first CFL championship game in Ottawa since 2004. The game is set to kick off at 6:00 p.m. ET live on TSN and RDS. Fewer than 250 tickets are available for the 105th Grey Cup, to purchase tickets click here.  

Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

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