CBC Music gave holiday shoppers the chance to conduct Vancouver's Musica Intima choir as they sang Handel's "Messiah" at Oakridge Centre mall earlier this month.

The event, titled "Maestro for a Minute," was inspired by Improv Everywhere's "Conduct Us," which gave New Yorkers the chance to conduct a Carnegie Hall orchestra last September.

Needless to say, the results were magical in both cases.

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    The following images show the 2011 Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast, which collected toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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    The following images show the 2011 Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast, which collected toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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    The following images show the 2011 Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast, which collected toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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    The following images show the 2011 Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast, which collected toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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    The following images show the 2011 Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast, which collected toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

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