Lighting up the Holidays with 100+ Voices
Singing Out's Annual Holiday Concert
by Sean Leber
Singing Out, Toronto's 100+ member LGBTQ community choir, presents LIGHTS OF DECEMBER, A Holiday Concert ,Saturday December 7, 2013 at 3:00pm & 7:30pm.
This season's concert has a unique flavour. Besides popular composers like John Rutter, we are also presenting a larger roster of Renaissance style pieces that will remind the audience of the historical troubadour and minstrel days.
A highlight of the concert includes an original arrangement of Canadian composer Jane Siberry's masterpiece: Calling All Angels. This song has been recorded by the legendary KD Lang. Singing Out's accompanist Beth Hanson was overjoyed when Ms. Siberry personally gave her permission to arrange the song for the choir: "I expected to get a form letter reply, but instead Jane herself replied saying that I could arrange away, then send it to her if I was happy with the results. Trying to notate for the chorus the delicate melodic nuances she sings was a rewarding challenge."
Artistic Director Jody Malone is excited that "We have invited various instrumentalists to join us in this concert, to provide a variety of backdrops for our music. Be prepared to hear some familiar tunes as well as some lesser known works as we plan to delight you once again!"
Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.singingout.com, or may be purchased at Out on the Street 551 Church Street, Toronto. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door, one hour before each performance.
Singing Out was founded in 1992 as a non-auditioned community choir serving Toronto's LGBTQ community. The choir's mission to foster "PRIDE - MUSIC - BELONGING" remains unchanged as it has grown into a fixture of the city's LGBTQ music culture. The choir has performed in festivals across North America and is a member of GALA Choruses, the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses.
Saturday December 7, 2013 at 3:00pm & 7:30pm. Jane Mallett Theatre - St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E. http://www.singingout.com/