Show Tune Showdown (TM) 2021

In News by Susan Murphy

Mark your calendars – Saturday, April 24th.  Ottawa’s musical theatre performance game show is back this year in virtual form for one night only!!  Come join Ain’t Seen Noth’n Yet, Orpheus Musical Theatre and Zucchini Productions as they battle it out with guest judges CBC’s All in a Day host Alan Neal, choir director Robert Filion and singer songwriter Lynn Miles! …

Singing Through the Pandemic

In News by Rob Bowman

A Lesson in Resiliency: TC keeps on singing March 2021: It has been a year since the COVID-19 lockdown shut down public gatherings in Ottawa and many other cities across Canada. All of Tone Cluster’s in person choir rehearsals, performances, meetings, and social events were cancelled. While many choirs have curtailed their activities, not only has Tone Cluster survived, but …

Don’t Stop Me Now

In News by Susan Murphy

Check out our virtual concert available to view from March 8th at 7:30 pm and available until March 22, featuring protest music and contemporary choral pieces, sewn together with exciting videos and beautiful imagery including  ‘live’ painting by Therese Bergmann, readings and poetry.    Donations appreciated.

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. https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/51230/auctions/88849?r=1&t=all

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 (cocolovealcorn.com) Arrangement: Denis Donnelly (denisdonnelly.com). 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 …