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Children's choir, breakfast salad and generous guests make up part of CBC KW's Sounds of the Season

Our annual Sounds of the Season show is over for another year, but you can relive the magic with these photos.

Not to mention the coffee, interviews, selfie station and more amazing music

The Voces del Sur children's choir performed at the 2016 Sounds of the Season at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

This year's Sounds of the Season had everything you could ask for – great music, a free food sample, interesting interviews and the festive spirit.

The annual event collects food and raises money for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

If you weren't able to join us at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener for the live broadcast of The Morning Edition with host Craig Norris and members of the CBC KW team – special thanks to Joe Pavia for manning the sound board back at the office – here are a few photos of what you may have heard while listening on your radio, online or on your CBC Radio app.

The seats were filling up long before the show got underway. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

You came early

People began arriving at Sounds of the Season before 5:30 a.m. to snag a seat. Thank goodness for coffee from Matter of Taste.
Dawn and Phong Tran from Matter of Taste provided guests with free coffee - a necessity during a morning show. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

You listened to interviews, including one with three young girls who have raised money to buy dolls for those less fortunate.
These three girls - from left, Taite Koehler, 10, Charlotte Perry-Glover, 8, and Claire Perry Glover, 12 - raised close to $1,000 to buy dolls for children who are less fortunate. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Many things to do

Of course, we were all there for the show, but we also had other things to do.
A woman records something for radio during a break in the action at Sounds of the Season. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)
There was a raffle and silent auction to benefit the food bank. As well, there was a selfie station and some of you recorded some items for radio.
Guests check out the prizes on the raffle table. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Salad for breakfast?

Some might have questioned chef Jonathan Gushue of The Berlin when he said he was making his version of Japanese breakfast salad, but no one questioned how good it tasted.
Chef Jonathan Gushue and food columnist Andrew Coppolino talk about preparing food during the annual CBC Sounds of the Season broadcast. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

Eager to try it at home? You're in luck – Gushue shared the recipe with us.

It will also be part of a new project being launched by The Food Bank of Waterloo Region – they're hoping to get local chefs involved in a new cookbook that highlights food bank staples in meals.
Chef Jonathan Gushue made this Japanese Breakfast Salad for our Sounds of the Season event. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

So much wonderful music

There was music throughout the show – starting with Rick Guzik on accordion as you walked in.
Rick Guzuk welcomed Sounds of the Season guests with some accordion music. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

We heard from Chris Scott, a singer-songwriter who has a personal link to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and who performed the song All It Takes.

Singer-songwriter Chris Scott, left, performed his song All It Takes at Sounds of the Season. Applauding are The Food Bank of Waterloo Region executive director Wendi Campbell and Craig Norris, host of The Morning Edition on CBC KW. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

There was the amazing Voces del Sur children's choir.

We had a packed house at this year's Sounds of the Seasons event at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

They performed twice and were pretty darn adorable.

The Voces del Sur children's choir performs at Sounds of the Season. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

And of course, the incomparable Tim Louis was our house musician – playing us in and out of news and performing a couple of his own songs.

Jazz singer and pianist Tim Louis performs at the 2016 Sounds of the Season. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

CBC KW would like to thank everyone who came out to the show this year, TheMuseum for hosting this event again this year and to the sponsors who donated items so we could raise even more money for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Financial donations are still being accepted online on our Sounds of the Season website and food donations can be dropped off at our office at 117 King St. W., Kitchener, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, until December 30.

Musician Tim Louis, right, chats with The Morning Edition host Craig Norris during Sounds of the Season. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

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