PRESS RELEASE: Tone Cluster’s Holiday Extravaganza – Make the Yuletide Gay!

In News by Susan Murphy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020-12-07 Tone Cluster’s Holiday Extravaganza – Make the Yuletide Gay! Ottawa’s popular LGBTQ+ choir Tone Cluster–quite a queer choir is excited to launch our 2020-21 season with a fabulous virtual concert: Make the Yuletide Gay! Featuring special guests Ms Horizon and In Harmony – a women’s choir for lesbians, queer women and allies, Make the Yuletide Gay …

Inside Out: Canada’s Largest LGBTQ+ Film Festival

In Community News, News by Susan Murphy

Inside Out kicked off their 30th anniversary last weekend and the weekend wouldn’t have been complete without their screening of Ahead of the Curve in Ottawa. Tone Cluster was one of the festival’s many proud screening sponsors.

Press Release – New Artistic Leadership

In Choir News, News by Rob Bowman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2020-09-21 Tone Cluster Celebrates New Artistic Leadership Ottawa’s popular LGBTQ+ choir Tone Cluster–quite a queer choir is excited to announce our new Artistic Director (virtual), Deirdre Kellerman, and Accompanist, Timothy Piper. COVID19 has prevented us from holding in-person rehearsals and performances, including our annual fundraiser Show Tune Showdown™, so we are pivoting to a season of virtual …

Tone Cluster Releases its First Virtual Choir Video

In News by Rob Bowman

Tiny Lights Performed by: Tone Cluster — quite a queer choir Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Songwriter: Coco Love Alcorn ( Arrangement: Denis Donnelly ( Used by permission of songwriter and arranger. Virtual Choir Video Artistic Director: Cordon Purcell Producer: Rob Bowman Sponsored by: Scotia Wealth Management Supported, in part, by: Capital Pride, Ottawa Pride Protest footage: Storyblocks Donations appreciated

Introducing our New Board of Directors

In News by Rob Bowman

Recently, Tone Cluster-quite a queer choir elected a new Board of Directors with an exciting yet challenging road ahead of them. How do you keep the choir and its audience engaged during a pandemic? The Board set to work establishing various choir committees with mandates such as COVID-19 strategic planning, external communications committee, social engagement, bylaw review, and an Artistic Director (Virtual) Search committee. …

UPDATED: Announcement re: COVID-19

In News by Rob Bowman

COVID-19: The challenge of singing and performing together in isolation It was mid-March when the COVID-19 lockdown made it impossible for Tone Cluster to rehearse together in person and perform in front of appreciative audiences. The pandemic has forced the cancellation of our planned concert, Gay Poets Society, our annual major fundraising event, Show Tune Showdown, and our final concert, …

Show Tune Showdown 2020 Cancelled

In News by Sarah Wibberley

We hope this communication finds you well and healthy.  After much thought, and given the current situation around COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Show Tune Showdown (STS). Trust that this was not an easy decision to make, but the safety and health of our choir members, teams, judges, volunteers and audience is of the utmost importance at …

Season Subscription 2019-2020

In News by Susan Murphy

We think November deserves something special. That’s why Tone Cluster—quite a queer choir is including 4 shows for the price of 3 in our Special Season Ticket bundle: all of our concerts plus Show Tune Showdown! An opportunity you won’t want to miss! This season’s offering includes: “Quiet No More“: the Canadian premiere of this stirring, 8 movement piece commemorating the 50th …

Upcoming Concert: Gay Poets’ Society

In News by Sarah Wibberley

March 28. 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmCentretown United Church, 507 Bank Street This concert will feature the words of the queer community with commissioned music and our own local poets reading from their work. Doors open at 7:00 pm Tickets: $25, Student $10 available at the door, Children under 12 get in free. Tickets GPS – Adult $20.00 CADGPS …