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April 2012

Ring Around Our Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –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.

The Memory of Water

Sunday, April 1, 2012
12:30pm – 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.

A Shadow Incomplete

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

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

Pansori Storytelling Concert

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

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

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
4:00pm – 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.

New York Voices and Cadence

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00pm

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.

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents Songwriting 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:30am

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

Introduction to South Indian Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:30am

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

This Business of Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012
11:30am

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

Toronto Chamber Choir and Cantores Celestes

Saturday, April 14, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

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

Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012
1:00pm

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

The Singer's Playground

Saturday, April 14, 2012
2:30pm

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

Retrocity and Human Record Beatboxer

Saturday, April 14, 2012
3:30pm – 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!

Score Marking for Choristers and Conductors

Saturday, April 14, 2012
4:00pm

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.

Sacred Harp: An introduction to Shape Note Singing

Saturday, April 14, 2012
5:30pm

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

Creating Instrument Sounds A Cappella

Saturday, April 14, 2012
7:00pm

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.

Mortified - Jenn Goodwin and Camilla Singh

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:00pm

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

The Nylons

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:30pm

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!

Darbazi and Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir

Sunday, April 15, 2012
11:00am –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.

Mass Sing-Along & Award Ceremony

Sunday, April 15, 2012
1:00pm – 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.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:30pm

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!

Singing without a Safety Net

Sunday, April 15, 2012
4:00pm

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!

The Vocalist as a Performer

Sunday, April 15, 2012
5:00pm

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.

The Singer's Body: A Complete Singers Resource

Sunday, April 15, 2012
6:00pm

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.

The Swingle Singers and Countermeasure

Sunday, April 15, 2012
7:30pm

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

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00pm

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

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00pm

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

TorQ

Sunday, April 22, 2012
1:00pm

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

Soul Journey to Bulgaria

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00pm – 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.

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, April 29, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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