April 2012

Ring Around Our Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00AM

Well-known playground singing games like "Ring Around the Rosie" receive The Backseat Balladeer treatment during this examination of rhymes and chants of Canadian youth.

April 1, 2012

The Memory of Water

Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:30PM

For Robert Seven-Crows the sharing of stories and legends, with the sound of traditional songs, drum and guitar, is a way to share the wealth and the tradition of his roots.

April 1, 2012

A Shadow Incomplete

Sunday, April 1, 2012 1:00 PM - 1:30PM

A 17th-century Indian love story about tragedy and loss. Featuring Summi Siddiqui.

April 1, 2012

Pansori Storytelling Concert

Sunday, April 1, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

Come and enjoy this traditional Korean storytelling experience. Featuring storyteller Seung Ah Kim.

April 1, 2012

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:30PM

The Legless Stocking Company combines various art forms along with the ancient art of storytelling to explore different themes and ideas. Featuring performances by Lorne Brown, Jim Blake, Ivan Coyote, and Itah Sadu.

April 1, 2012

New York Voices and Cadence

Friday, April 13, 2012 8:00 PM

Three-time Juno-nominated vocal band Cadence opens for Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble New York Voices for a not-to-be-missed evening of group singing.

April 13, 2012

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents Songwriting 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:30 AM

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents an interactive workshop presented by award-winning songwriters.

April 14, 2012

Introduction to South Indian Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:30 AM

An interactive workshop on some of the distinctive elements of South Indian classical music. Instructed by Juno-nominated musician Suba Sankaran.

April 14, 2012

This Business of Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:30 AM

Join industry professionals Patricia Silver, Paul Sanderson and Heather Reppen for an interactive session that covers the business side of music.

April 14, 2012

Toronto Chamber Choir and Cantores Celestes

Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

Join Toronto Chamber Choir (pictured) and Cantores Celestes for a choral program ranging from early music to world to contemporary.

April 14, 2012

Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:00 PM

Join master beatboxers Human Record (a.k.a. Luke Stapleton) and Dylan Bell on an interactive journey through the vocal drum kit.

April 14, 2012

The Singer's Playground

Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:30 PM

Engage one-on-one in this workshop led by former Nylon, Micah Barnes.

April 14, 2012

Retrocity and Human Record Beatboxer

Saturday, April 14, 2012 3:30 PM - 5:00PM

No instruments required. Over an hour of '80s a cappella pop awesomeness is in store as Retrocity (pictured) and Human Record turn the Brigantine Room inside out!

April 14, 2012

Score Marking for Choristers and Conductors

Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:00 PM

This workshop takes score marking beyond the default circle, and teaches vocalists to use a wide range of markings in their music to efficiently note everything that their conductor asks of them. Instructed by conductor Dallas Bergen.

April 14, 2012

Sacred Harp: An introduction to Shape Note Singing

Saturday, April 14, 2012 5:30 PM

Pleasance Crawford and the Toronto Shape Note Group teach how to read shape note notation and sing along to historic, stirring hymns and anthems.

April 14, 2012

Creating Instrument Sounds A Cappella

Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Want to breathe some new life into your tired old vocal charts? In this educational and entertaining workshop, award-winning performer/clinician Aaron Jensen will teach you how to create authentic instrument sounds with your voice that will rocket your singing group to the next level.

April 14, 2012

Mortified - Jenn Goodwin and Camilla Singh

Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:00 PM

A concert exploring aggression and enthusiasm, kindness and rage, pride and regret, through tap dancing, cheerleading and drumming. By Camilla Singh and Jenn Goodwin.

April 14, 2012

The Nylons

Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:30 PM

Hear "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and other hits as Canada's legendary 2011 Juno nominees, The Nylons, show you how it's done – a cappella-style!

April 14, 2012

Darbazi and Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir

Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:30PM

Enjoy Darbazi\'s (pictured) take on traditional music from Georgia while Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir regales you with their brand of Jewish and Jewish-influenced music.

April 15, 2012

Mass Sing-Along & Award Ceremony

Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

The Mass Sing-Along offers a unique opportunity for amateur and professional singers alike to join in song in an inclusive, and inspirational environment, singing two songs together in harmony. The SING! Legacy Award will be presented at this event.

April 15, 2012

Elmer Iseler Singers and High Park Choirs of Toronto - Allegria Choir

Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:30 PM

The Elmer Iseler Singers (pictured) is one of the country’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles, while High Park Choirs of Toronto is carving a serious niche in the Canadian choral landscape. See both perform during this intimate concert experience!

April 15, 2012

Singing without a Safety Net

Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:00 PM

Whether you are an amateur chorister, an experienced improviser, or have never sung before, you will be challenged to push your limits. Members of the Swingle Singers combine their years of experience to guide you safely through a fun and intense time of exploration, and help bring out the improviser in you!

April 15, 2012

The Vocalist as a Performer

Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:00 PM

Award-winning performer, educator and Jazz FM broadcaster, Heather Bambrick, leads this hands-on vocal boot camp, focusing on performance practices, mastering tone and timbre, and bringing your music to life through various stylistic approaches.

April 15, 2012

The Singer's Body: A Complete Singers Resource

Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:00 PM

Suited to all levels, this workshop will explore confidence in presenting your voice, physical and vocal exercises, accessing true potential while in studio or on stage, proper body alignment and relaxation, outstanding breath control made easy, how to deal with fear and creative blocks, and how to deal with illness and maintain vocal health. Instructed by Orville Heyn.

April 15, 2012

The Swingle Singers and Countermeasure

Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:30 PM

Countermeasure, a fast-rising, genre-defying Canadian vocal group opens for The Swingle Singers (pictured), a UK-based, Grammy Award-winning a cappella phenomenon.

April 15, 2012

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Friday, April 20, 2012 8:00 PM

Discover exquisite works by Igor Stravinsky, as well as compositions by his compatriots Prokofiev and Glinka.

April 20-21,2012

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Discover exquisite works by Igor Stravinsky, as well as compositions by his compatriots Prokofiev and Glinka.

April 20-21,2012


Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:00 PM

When you hear the phrase “percussion quartet” what comes to mind? Drums, bells, shakers, cymbals… garbage cans?

April 22, 2012

Soul Journey to Bulgaria

Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:00 PM - 9:30PM

Experience a "Soul Journey to Bulgaria," featuring a unique blend of traditional Bulgarian culture and modern artistic expression. Co-produced by Bulgarian Arts Festival.

April 28, 2012

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, April 29, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00PM

Your favourite big band returns to Harbourfront Centre with a repertoire full of swing-era tunes!

April 29, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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