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The Latest News & Promotions from Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Fest

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Here are the latest promotions and news from the Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival:

O Canada! Our Nation’s Greatest Hits

Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m.

The Glenn Gould Theatre will rock on May 28 with the star-studded “O Canada” concert featuring Canadian icons Jane Siberry, David Clayton-Thomas and Quartette, with Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick. The renowned Ms. Tyson will receive a Legacy Award from SING! in recognition of her significant and enduring contribution to the Vocal Arts.

The evening will feature not-to-be-missed collaboration. David Clayton-Thomas, who has a new CD out, will be performing with the a cappella quartet Cadence, which recently opened for Jay Leno, as part of a global tour. Joining the celebrated Jane Siberry is the seven-member troupe Retrocity, known for their vocal gymnastics.  Also featured: Countermeasure, which delighted audiences with their sophisticated harmonies in a recent, hugely successful U.K. tour. And The O’Pears, who were a hit at SING! Austin, in Texas.

Glenn Gould Studio, Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m.


Songwriting Taught by the Hit Makers

On Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. aspiring songwriters can learn from the best. Sylvia Tyson, who has written more than 200 songs, and fellow members of Quartette, Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick, will teach the Bluebird North Songwriting Workshop, presented by the Songwriter’s Association of Canada.

This workshop and 12 others taught by music industry experts, as well as six concerts, are included with the Weekend Wristbands. All workshops take place at Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.

Wristbands for just Saturday or Sunday also available. Check out the full workshop line-up at:

For wristbands, CLICK HERE

15% Off – Special SING! Deal

Pick any three of the SING! six “headliner” concerts for a special SING! deal – 15% off!  Enjoy the best in a cappella, from multiple Grammy award winners and platinum-selling artists to soul-stirring choirs and rising star ensembles.

Your three concerts could include, for example, seeing the dazzling “O Canada” concert; “Take 6,” whose blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop has captured ten Grammys; and the sensational Rajaton. Their hits have netted one double platinum, three platinum, and eight gold records in their native Finland.

For packages, CLICK HERE

Wristband Razzle Dazzle

Distillery Historic District

Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31

Get a weekend wristband pass for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Your two-day pass opens the door to six concerts with 15 great performers and 13 not-to-be-missed workshops taught by music industry heavyweights.

Here are just three of the vibrant performances you’ll be able to see with your wristband pass. All at Tapestry Opera, 9 Trinity St. in the Distillery Historic District:

The Beatles Tribute “Come Together” featuring Countermeasure, Fermata Town, the O’Pears, and The Watch. Saturday, May 30 at 4 p.m.

The “Women of A Cappella” concert featuring Kongero, the super group from Sweden, Alissa Vox Raw, The O’Pears, and Saina. Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m.

NFB SINGs! National Film Board shorts with live a cappella accompaniment, featuring FreePlay Duo, Saina, Fermata Town, and Andrea Koziol at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.

Free Concerts

MAY 21, 23 AND 30

Catch the opening excitement as SING! performers take the stage at Nathan Phillips Square on May 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with a sneak preview concert featuring eclectic world music artist FreePlay Duo and barbershop quartet Yonge Guns.

On May 23, as part of Toronto’s Doors Open event, enjoy performances from Pressgang Mutiny at the Distillery Historic District. No. 3 Tank House Lane.

Hear SING! artists from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at our Distillery District open air stage while you take in Day 1 of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice and the OLG.

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