SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival.
May 24 to June 2, 2019
Welcome to SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, celebrating the best in a cappella music from around the world. SING! has completed its 2019 festival which ran from May 24- June 2, 2019. We brought in a star-studded line-up of international headliners and industry experts to Toronto for performances, workshops and free events! They came together for ten days of glorious singing featuring pop, jazz, folk, gospel, choral, world, barbershop, and live-looping music.
Featured groups this year included international super-stars The Swingles from the UK, guest artists Mzansi A Cappella Ensemble from South Africa, some of Canada’s leading a cappella groups including Countermeasure, FreePlay, Retrocity, Hampton Avenue, The Watch, a SING! Mass Choir conducted by Kurt Sampson (of Toronto’s Juno Award winning Cadence), celebrated Canadian singers Heather Bambrick, David Sereda, Patricia O’Callaghan, up and coming groups The Ault Sisters, Wibi, the Yonge Guns; and many more. Altogether SING! offered 10 ticketed concerts, 7 free concerts, and a variety of workshops celebrating the beauty of the Human Voice.
SING! is Canada’s premier a cappella festival. Next year’s festival will run from May 21-31, 2020. But even though the festival is over for this year, SING! keeps on SING!ing at the following upcoming events:
July 10 – Three Score and Ten: Bob Missen Birthday Celebration Gala Concert features SING! artists at Rosedale United Church (a mix of a cappella and accompanied music)
July 19-21 -The SING! Stage will be back at the Beaches Jazz Festival this summer at Woodbine Park (Queen St. East and Northern Dancer Blvd). More details will be announced shortly.
Aug. 2-10 – SING! Edinburgh returns in August featuring FreePlay. So if you are planning a visit to Scotland in that time period, catch a SING! concert at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Nov. 15-16 –SING! Texas in Dallas, Texas. For further details check out www.singtexas.com.
And don’t forget SING! A Cappella Radio on Maple Music Café– Thursdays at 8:00 PM, rebroadcast Saturdays at 7:00 PM