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All That Jazz! – November’18

In Calendar and Events by Jac Curry

Smooth jazz, rolling over you like a warm blanket, teasing and enticing, with a sparkle in its eye and a smile on its lips. Eclectic jazz with the promise of the possible and the dancing expansion of what sound could mean. Dare to step outside your comfort zone. Artistic Director Kurt Ala-Kantti has led Tone Cluster—quite a queer choir into …

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Join us at Capital Pride Parade

In Calendar and Events by Jan

The theme this year is “Free to Love” and what better way to show it than to come out and celebrate with us. Tone Cluster will be walking in the parade with our pride on (as well as various other adornments). We may even sing a few songs! We also have a table at the community fair so do come and …

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Concert plans for 2014/15 season

In Calendar and Events by Jan

Sunday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm – Quite a Queer Qhristmas Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St, Ottawa Tone Cluster partners with local LGBTQ choirs and musicians to perform a concert of traditional and non-traditional holiday music. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm – words.3 with Guest Director Scott Leithead and Guest Choirs from Glebe Collegiate and Canterbury …

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Try out with Tone Cluster

In Choir News by Jan

Tone Cluster is  looking for new members in all sections so why don’t you check us out. We’d love to see you at our first few rehearsals in September. Check out our Members page for more information about singing with Tone Cluster and our Audition page for details on the audition process. Or you can Contact Us directly. If you …

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A word from TC’s past president

In Choir News by Jan

With it’s 20th Anniversary in 2013/14, Tone Cluster entered its twenties as a well-rounded, socially-engaged, and musically-accomplished choir, brimming with vitality and creative energy. It’s a great stage of life for us! In honour of our big anniversary, the choir filled the year with exciting events such as co-hosting the Canadian national Unison festival, commissioning a new piece of music, Come Sit With Me, by …

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STS – The Vanna’s are ready!

In News by Jan

A note from your favourite Vanna… I remember growing up watching Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune; I thought her prospects were limited but her dresses were fabulous! Still, I thought to myself, one day, I too would find a reason to wear so many sequins. Yet, life happened, apart from being “that girl” who overdresses for New Years, there …

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25th Anniversary Concert!

In News by Jan

It is so easy to become outraged. Everywhere we look something is going wrong: in traffic, on the internet, with the weather, with politics, the environment, I could go on…. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. All the outrage with not too much resolution and suddenly I’m spending all my free time in a cocoon of games on my phone, shows …

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MosaiK Festival – Feb 23, 2019

In News by Jac Curry

MosaiK Festival 2019 Want to bring some warmth into February’s deep freeze? How about a rousing choral festival? One that celebrates the diversity of Canadian communities? One that brings all ages together in a non- competitive environment? One that brings in choral superstars to work with a host of local choirs? Great news! Saturday, February 23, head to Ottawa’s École …

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TC at Pride Parade 2018

In News by Jan

An enthusiastic contingent came out to celebrate Pride with Tone Cluster at the Ottawa Pride Parade on August 24th. Lots of fun was had by all!

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All. That. Jazz! Nov 24th

In News by Jan

Join Tone Cluster and special guests – members from Ottawa’s Rakestar Arkestra – on November 24th to kick off the first concert of our 25th season, All. That. Jazz! We’re keeping the program under wraps for now, but we guarantee it’ll be a groovy time, cats! We loved working with Rakestar in 2016 and we can’t wait to do it …

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Come to our open rehearsals – Sep 10th and Sep 17th

In News by Jan

AUDITION WITH US! Do you want to sing with Tone Cluster? We have an amazing season lined up, from Jazz, to an encore of our We Got Issues concert series (with new music!), to working with the Tyler Clementi Foundation in early June singing The Tyler Suite! Everyone is welcome to audition; we are especially hoping there are some Tenor …

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Queer as Folk (Music II)

In News by Jan

When we first tried to perform this concert years ago, it had to be postponed due to a massive snowstorm. So, this time it is in June. We have such a wealth of talent in Canada, and we are proud to share some of our favourite singer/songwriters with you in this concert. Local artists Ian Tamblyn, Bruce Cockburn and Lynn …

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Judges: Catherine McKenney, Marg Stubington & Laurence Wall!

In News by Jan

Tone Cluster is delighted to announce that Catherine McKenney and Marg Stubington are both returning as two of three celebrity judges at our upcoming Show Tune Showdown TM fundraising event on April 7th, 2018 at Centrepointe Theatre. Catherine McKenney was elected to Ottawa City Council in 2014. She is Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee, sits on the Environment Committee and …

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Tune into our “radio channel” on March 24th

In News by Jan

Tune into Tone Cluster’s “radio channel” – one night only! – for a selection of pop and eclectic pieces, also to be showcased at the quadrennial Canadian LGBTQ Choral Festival Unison in Calgary in May 2018. We welcome a surprise special guest and musicians as we celebrate in song. Please join us afterwards for a reception and let us feed …

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