TC Concert History
Unison Calgary 2018 – Message from TC president, Sarah Wibberley…“The choir worked hard to tighten Kurt’s well-crafted programme from good to show stopping. The sheer number of audience members, (including well-known choral personalities) raining praises upon us was almost overwhelming. After attending a host of meetings on choir management, I too am reminded of the exceptional nature of Tone Cluster. The sheer level of volunteer commitment, and engagement, the passion of the members blows me away.”
Gala Festival 2016 in Denver, Colorado – Tone Cluster was selected to give one of nine prestigious Coffee Concerts where we presented our “We Got Issues” concert. We performed to a full house at the Ellie Caukins Opera House and the concert was broadcast live on the Internet. It was a pleasure to present a wide range of songs on serious issues such as bullying and gun violence using “words” by Anders Enderoth and “I Don’t Like Mondays” by Bob Geldof to lighter issues such as bad weather and politics with “White Winter Hymnal” and “Always Look on the Bridge Side of Life.”
Unison Ottawa 2014 — the GLBTQ quadrennial national festival held May 17-19 — was a fabulous success! Tone Cluster participated as a singing choir and as co-hosts, along with Choeur gai d’Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus and In Harmony A Women’s Chorus. A good time was had by all and one of the highlights of the festival was the Show Tune ShowdownTM event at Centrepointe Theatre. In the opening concert, Tone Cluster sang a newly commissioned piece, “Come Sit With Me” by Canadian composer Mark Sirett with words by Lynn Andrews (who also wrote the words for the festival theme song, “Many Voices, One Song”, composer Laura Hawley).
Gala Festival 2012 in Denver, Colorado – Tone Cluster performed a “Queerly Canadian” music programme including two commissioned pieces “Yes” and “Green” by Canadian composer David L. MacIntyre with lyrics by Elizabeth Philips. It was certainly a thrill to perform at the Denver Performing Arts Complex along with over 5,000 other LGBTQ singers and audience members.
Unison Festival 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
All performances have taken place in Ottawa-Gatineau area unless otherwise noted.