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SING! preview event at Nathan Phillips Square, May 11, 2017. 12:30 pm

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Featuring Toronto Artists.O’Pears, Yonge Guns, hosted by FreePlay Duo

Location: Nathan Phillips Square
May 11, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

With the participation of the Government of Canada.

Ruach Singers at Beth Sholom Synagogue, May 13, 8:45 am

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Featuring Toronto artists The Ruach Singers who are an eight voice professional Jewish a cappella that group joins forces with Cantor Eric Moses. .Creating innovative liturgical and Hebrew vocal music, the ensemble offers a new take on the traditional Jewish choral sound, with style cues from contemporary jazz/pop a cappella and modern world music. Ruach released its first CD, “Crossroads”, in March, 2016.

1445 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON

8.45 a.m. (free)

With the participation of the Government of Canada.

Free outdoor stage performances by a cappella groups, Distillery Historic District, May 13, 2017

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Free outdoor stage performances by a cappella groups, Distillery Historic District, 11am to 5:30 pm

11 – Nukariik

11:45 – Coro San Marco

12:30 Turkwaz and City Choir

1-3:30 Breaking Records With Canadian Voices with Lorraine Segato, Retrocity and Soundcrowd

3:30 – Retrocity

4:15 Darbazi

5:00 – Soundcrowd

 

 

Free outdoor stage performances by a cappella groups, Distillery Historic District, May 14, 2017,12.00pm

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Free outdoor stage performances by a cappella groups, Distillery Historic District, noon to 5:30 pm

12:00-2 pm: Live looping event with

– FreePlay Duo

– Alissa Vox Raw

– Kira May

– Ro Randall

– Dammien Alexander

– Hachey the MouthPEACE

2:15 MNjcc Community Choir

2:45 Kevin Fox and Friends

3:30   TBA  (Tunes, Beats, Awesome)

4:15 Pretty Sharp

4:45  Yonge Guns

 

 

 

Breaking Records With Canadian Voices, Sat May 13th 2017

Posted on: March 20th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Sat May 13th 2017/Samedi 13 mai 

EVERYONE WELCOME – JOIN IN THE EXCITEMENT OF A WORLD’S RECORD CHALLENGE!

FREE CONCERTS FROM 11 AM TO 5:30 PM IN THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT

We are attempting to break two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ singing records!

  • Most nationalities singing a national/regional anthem simultaneously
  • Most nationalities in a simultaneous popular music sing-along

We are all signed up with an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator who will monitor and oversee the event.
Our goal is to become record holders of two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt rules require  each registered official record breaker singer to hold a  current passport.  We are hoping to bring in singers who come from all over the world but live in Canada, so we are especially looking for singers with passports from countries outside of Canada. The two songs are our national anthem, O Canada and a popular Canadian pop song, Rise Up., led by recording artist and composer Lorraine Segato of Parachute Club. Bring a friend and share in the wonderful experience of becoming a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record holder. We have support materials for our singers – sheet music, videos and music tracks.  Registration begins at 9 am, ceremonies at 1 pm, world’s record attempts from 1 to 3:30 pm.  Free concerts from 11 am to 5 pm.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO REGISTER TO SINGALONG – COME JOIN THE FUN ! Venez rejoindre le plaisir!

Les voix canadiennes battent les records

Samedi 13 mai dans le Distillery District dans le cadre de SING! Le Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.

Nous essayons de briser deux Guinness Book of World Records™ dans la catégorie suivante de chanson:

* La plupart des nationalités chantant simultanément un hymne national et régional –  avec O Canada dirigé par SoundCrowd
* La plupart des nationalités dans une musique populaire simultanée chanter le long – avec “Rise Up” dirigé par Lorraine Segato et Retrocity

Nous avons des supports pour nos chanteurs – des partitions, des morceaux de musique .

Venez rejoindre le plaisir!

DOWNLOAD THE MP3 and SHEET MUSIC!

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MP3 – Bass

MP3 – Choir

Mp3 – Soprano

Mp3 – Tenor


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Lovin’ That Jazz, May 23rd, 2017

Posted on: February 6th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Jazz FM 91Join us for a night of Lovin’ That Jazz hosted by Canadian Jazz singer, voice over actress, broadcaster and educator Heather Bambrick. Songs will be performed about falling in love, heartbreak, and the feelings that love brings. Be wowed by 3 amazing a capella powerhouses from Toronto, Cadence, Countermeasure and The Watch, presenting old favourites and original love songs throught the language of Jazz. They will create new elements and moods for these songs with their own unique way of playing their instruments…their voices.

Cadence has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 20 years. Whether performing at sold-out jazz clubs and concert halls, at music festivals, for educational outreach, or for corporate functions, the four members of Cadence bring an uncanny verve to every song they sing.

Countermeasure is the new sound in vocal music, known for their sophisticated arrangements, seamless harmonies, lively performances and infectious energy. Their dramatically choreographed show, where every song tells a story, has received standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Featuring 14 of Canada’s top harmony singers, their genre-defying contemporary sound takes a cappella to the next level.

The Watch is Toronto’s most exciting new vocal quartet. Made up of a cappella veterans Dylan Bell, Art Mullin, Daniel Galessiere, and Aaron Jensen, this multifarious foursome celebrates a songbook that ranges from swinging bebop tunes, to R&B anthems – from contemporary choral originals to classic pop songs.

May 23rd, 8.30pm
Location: Jazz Bistro

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With the participation of the Government of Canada.

 

 



O Canada! The Golden Age of Canadian Pop, May 25, 2017, 8.00pm

Posted on: February 5th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Celebrate great Canadian music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with totally rad group Retrocity plus featured guest, legendary recording artist Lorraine Segato (of Parachute Club). “Let the Sunshine In” with an historic reunion of members of the original cast of the Toronto production of the hit musical Hair, and a special presentation of the Slaight Music SING! Toronto Legacy Award to internationally-renowned vocalist.

Slaight Music SING! Legacy Award honouree Elaine Overholt

Each year SING! Toronto honours a person or ensemble who has made a significant contribution to the vocal arts in Canada and internationally. We are pleased to announce the 2017 honouree: Elaine Overholt. She will receive the award on May 27 at Jane Mallett Theatre as part of the ” O Canada! The Golden Age of Canadian Pop” concert. Tickets at https://boxoffice.stlc.com/public/loader.asp?target=show.asp?shcode=1156

Elaine OverholtMs. Overholt has established herself as one of North America’s most respected and treasured singers, voice coaches and vocal producers. She has performed on stage with such musical titans as Ray Charles, Martin Short and Paul Shaffer.  As a coach, her clients range from Hollywood A-listers John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘Hairspray‘ the movie; Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah for the Oscar-winning ‘Chicago‘; TV star Ellen Degeneres on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’, to stars on Broadway, to hundreds of recording artists, including current pop phenom Shawn Mendes.  Her ‘Big Voice’ TV series aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Elaine and her team coach young and not-so-young, emerging talent seven days a week at her Big Voice Studios in Toronto.

“It is a great honour to be recognized by an organization that so closely reflects my own beliefs in the championing of the human voice for the betterment of the human spirit.  I am very much looking forward to celebrating Canada’s rich and diverse vocal artistry with all of you at “Sing! The Toronto Arts Vocal Festival”. Elaine Overholt

Past recipients are:  The Nylons (2016), Sylvia Tyson (2015), R. Murray Schafer (2014), Frank Busseri on behalf of the Four Lads (2013), and Michael Burgess (2012) The SING! Legacy Award statue was designed and sculpted by Saskatchewan artist Jack Jensen.

May 25 –8 pm,
Jane Mallett Theatre, $36 

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN WITH THE CAST OF HAIR

Posted on: February 5th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

Part of the “O’Canada! The Golden Age of Canadian Pop” concert
HAIR, the tribal love-rock musical, was a sensation when it hit the stage in Toronto in 1969 to begin a 52 week sold-out run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre .

Today’s audiences can celebrate the “dawning of age of Aquarius” in all its robust vitality at the Jane Mallet Theatre  on Thursday May 25th where the love-in is happening all over again at the O Canada! The Golden Age of Canadian Pop concert as part of SING!.

Experience the historic reunion of many of the original cast members singing classic hits from the convention-shattering musical…. Aquarius, Easy To Be Hard, Good Morning Starshine, among others. This is a unique a cappella performance with cast members backed up by the hit group Retrocity, – all vocals, no instruments, with voices creating all of the instrument sounds.

Put on your bell bottoms and tie dye shirt, add a flower in your hair… join us May 25th. Let The Sun Shine In !

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Hampton Avenue & the Ault Sisters,May 20, 2017

Posted on: February 5th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

We Are Family: Hampton Ave 4 and Ault Sisters

Combined show featuring the double-bill of Hampton Avenue-4 and the Ault Sisters.

Early show 6pm, late show 8:30pm Hampton Avenue-4 and Ault Sisters a

Location 120 Diner
May 20th, 6.00 and 8.30pm
PWYC – suggested $20

Sing Loves New York, May 26, 2017, 8 PM

Posted on: February 4th, 2017 by SingToronto No Comments

 SING! loves New York! New York Voices and Blue Jupiter
May 26, 8 PM at Jane Mallett Theatre

Hosted by Micah Barnes (New York Stories) and FreePlay Duo

New York Voices
Celebrating 30 years of touring and recording, this critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. VIP tickets include a reception with the artist. Special pricing for age 35 and under at the Box Office. www.newyorkvoices.com

They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. With deep interests rooted in jazz, Brazilian, R & B, classical, and pop, their music mixes traditional sensibilities with more than a dash of the unexpected. NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. “Live, they’re just as impressive to witness,” says Mathew Lurrie of Time Out Chicago. “We dare say there may be no better way to understand the wit and wink of jazz harmony than via these Voices.” They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary, something extraordinary. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come.

Blue Jupiter
From New York City Blue Jupiter’s all-vocal performance is nothing short of explosive! The world-touring a cappella quartet has been described as “The real deal,” by rock legend, Gene Simmons; “Simply terrific” by Scott Conant of Food Network,  “Incredible!”by Jane Pauly from NBC; “Nothing short of magic,” by the Sands Casino Entertainment Department, and “Simply the best music act we’ve ever had at our schools,” by the Connecticut Public Schools Board. Blue Jupiter’s energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox has garnered standing ovations in over 40 states and around the world.

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AT http://www.stlc.com/event/new-york-voices/ , by phone at 416-366-7723 or in person at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

May 26th, 8pm
Jane Mallett Theatre

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