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( Mar. 21st, 2012 04:40 pm)
And you can come hear me and about 140 other people! If you're in Toronto, that is, or willing to travel. Also, given the nature of this concert, if you won't burst into flames entering a Catholic basilica on a big Christian holiday.

What's That About Christian Holidays? The concert is called Sacred Music for a Sacred Space. It's on Good Friday, April 6, in St. Paul's Basilica. So basically, it's about getting your liturgical music groove on in a venue that really works for this sort of thing. If churchiness isn't your thing, then this probably isn't the concert for you. If, however, you really can't get enough of modern mass settings, then prepare to be delighted.

Church Music is a Wide Field. What, Exactly, Will You Be Singing? The big works are Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor, Martin's Mass for Double Choir (in a lot of different keys. The mass, that is. The choir sings in one key at a time.). We'll also be singing some Willan, Morales, and Nystedt. You can see the full programme here.

So When, Where, and How Much?

Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power St., Toronto

General Admission $50
Senior $45
VoxTix (25 and under) $20

Wait, Who Are You Singing With, Again? I'm a second soprano in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Mendelssohn Singers.

So If I Even Wanted to Spend $50 on a Concert Ticket for Something Other Than, Oh, I Don't Know, Placido Domingo and a Huge Muckin' Orchestra Including a Cat Organ, How Would I Do That? You could follow this convenient link!

Dude, You Know I Like You and Support Your Artistic Endeavours, But That's a Lot of Money! Also, I Don't Live In or Near Toronto. Yeah, I totally hear you. It's okay! 

If you really want to support me, but you don't want to come to this concert, maybe you can come to another concert! Or ask me to sing you a song sometime, and I will. If $10 or $15 is burning a hole in your pocket, you could make a donation in my name to the TMC Conductor's Challenge, which will stop me from feeling guilty at every choir rehearsal when they ask us if we've raised any money yet. If you don't want to donate, you can still ask me to sing you a song. 



And the Toronto Choral Society, in which both [personal profile] neeuqdrazil  and I sing, is performing Handel's Messiah. We don't suck this year,* so if you like listening to large choirs, or the Messiah, or large choirs singing the Messiah, and you have the evening of Wednesday, December 15, free, you should consider coming to hear us.

Here is a link, from which you may order tickets. Tell them I sent you, please.

If you do not like to buy tickets over the Internets, I will be happy to take your money, buy your tickets for you at choir practice, and leave them at the door on the night of the concert.

If you are very broke and cannot buy a ticket, you have my complete sympathy. If you still want to hear us perform the Messiah, let me know, and I'll put you in touch with the concert volunteer coordinator, and you can hand out programmes or do other front of house things, and hear the concert.

In other news entirely, Shouty Neighbour Man, the owner of STFU Charlie, spent about 10 minutes this morning singing to STFU Charlie, and crooning STFU Charlie's name. "Chaaaarrrliieee... Chaaarrrlieeeeee!" This caused STFU Charlie to bark (of course. Everything causes STFU Charlie to bark, as far as I can tell from this side of the shared wall. The subway rumbling underneath us. The wind. Invisible, inaudible alien presences or aetheric disturbances. And bugs.), whereupon he shouted (of course) "STFU CHARLIE!!!"

Okay, then.

*This? This is why I don't have a career writing marketing copy.

Come! Sing! Bring your musical instruments! Bring a sweetie! Bring a snack!

Saturday afternoon, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or whenever. Meet at Dictionopolis. Adjourn to Withrow park, if the weather is nice. Make a joyful noise!
Community sing this Saturday, 14h30–17h30 at Chez Mushroom. If you need directions or details, e-mail me (thisusername at gmail dot com), and I will make sure you know where you are going. 

BYO: Songbooks/songsheets, comestibles, instruments, Bollywood dance routines.

In other news, the horny trees are making some very improper suggestions to my sinuses, and while I understand and respect the biological imperative, get yer spiky pollen out of my nose, trees!

ACHOO!

Two things:

1) Saturday afternoon, 14h30 community sing, Dictionopolis. E-mail me if you don't know where that is. Read a few posts back if you don't know what that's about.

2) It's St. Patrick's Day. Oh Danny Boy is still not a very accessible song, but it's appropriate:

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