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( Oct. 30th, 2012 10:50 am)
If any of the following apply to you, and you are in the Toronto area on Nov. 14, and have the evening free, you should read on:

1) You like choral music.
2) You're not sure about choral music in general, but you like Carmina Burana (link goes to YouTube). 
3) You're not really sure about Carmina Burana, but you like that "O Fortuna" piece of music that gets played in high-drama movie and TV scenes, like i the movies Excalibur, The Hunt for Red October, Jackass the Movie, and as the entrance theme for the judges on The X-Factor, and you think it might be cool to hear it performed live.

4) You're not stuck on hearing it with a full orchestra. 
5) You like choral music accompanied by percussion ensemble.
6) You're just a general Zingerella-groupie. 
7) You're not going to the Essential Opera performance of TheThreepenny Opera that night. 

My choir is teaming up with the TorQ Percussion Quartet to perform Orff's Carmina Burana, Dove's The Passing of the Year, and Whitacre's Cloudburst at Koerner Hall on Wednesday, November 14

The promo code, which gives you 10 percent off the price of tickets, is TMCWOW (not case-sensitive; all one word). 

So if you want to hear us sing about Gopher Tuna, you should use that code.

zingerella: Capital letter "Z" decorated with twining blue and purple vegetation (Default)
( Jul. 10th, 2011 11:41 am)
Things are getting hot and steamy, but not in a fun way.

It's that time of year, again, in southern Ontario: the temperatures are reaching 30 degrees Celsius*, the humidity is over 50 percent, and the UV index has reached "extreme." Some of us break a sweat just sitting in the shade.

So, my friends and readers, herewith a public service announcement:

This weather can kill you, or at least make you feel really bad. Be careful out there.

Herewith, some information about heat and sun.

Lots of health information and free advice )