Make Peace With It 

A concert programme of songs of acceptance and self-worth featuring Ontario singer-songwriter, Jadea Kelly, streamed from June 7 to 21.  You can still view Jadea singing with us on our recording of her song ‘Make Peace With It’ here:

This exciting first-ever virtual edition of our popular musical theatre competition and game show streamed from April 24 to May 7 and was streamed over 5,500 times.

Show Tune Showdown

Ain’t Seen Noth’n YetOrpheus Musical Theatre and Zucchini Productions battled it out with guest judges CBC’s All in a Day host Alan Neal, choir director Robert Filion and singer-songwriter Lynn Miles!  It was a tough contest with amazing performances, and Zucchini Productions landing the top score.

If you had a chance to watch, we hope you will complete our short survey to let us know how we can continue to improve this unique and exciting show –

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Don’t Stop Me Now: Songs of Resilience

Many thanks to all those . . . Songs of Resilience”. Tone Cluster celebrated the resiliency and strength of our queer singing community with protest music and contemporary choral pieces, sewn together with exciting videos and beautiful imagery including “live” painting by Therese Bergmann.

The concert was available on our YouTube channel from March 8 to 22, 2021 and is no longer available.  While it was available, we received over 1250 views. We are thankful to the many Tone Cluster supporters who donated generously and shared rave reviews.

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Make the Yuletide Gay!

Our 2020-21 season launched on December 14th with a fabulous virtual concert Make the Yuletide Gay!It featured special guests — Ms. Horizon, and In Harmony – A Women’s Choir — andpremiered on our YouTube channel from December 14th to December 28th. 

While it was available, we received over 1100 views. Our request for donations that was part of the content was answered generously by Tone Cluster supporters. What a positive way to end the difficult year that was 2020. 

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TC Concert History

Performance Highlights

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 Bright 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

Concert Chronology

All performances have taken place in Ottawa-Gatineau area unless otherwise noted.