In News by David Fowler

Tone Cluster’s Annual Anti-Bullying Concert is Absolutely Necessary to Hear

no more bullying. it has to get better now.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30pm
(doors open at 7pm)
École secondaire publique de la Salle
501 Old St. Patrick Street, Ottawa
(wheelchair accessible)

Tone Cluster–quite a queer choir returns with its annual anti-bullying concert – the third to date. It is an evening of song celebrating youth diversity and the uniqueness of personal identity while acknowledging young people and the challenges they have in a sometimes alien environment not of their choosing.

The gorgeous music of the concert includes the wonderfully upbeat Best Day of My Life by indie rock band American Authors, Weeping and other exciting songs from South Africa, and the hopeful Don’t Be Afraid – dedicated to Scott Jones and his campaign against homophobia.

Guest Director Scott Leithead is the founder and Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Kokopelli Choir Association and TIME Jazz Association.
With a love of innovative and unique choral sounds shaped by a passion for South African music, one can expect the delightful, dramatic and unexpected from Leithead at this concert. Together with Tone Cluster, he’ll be ably helped by the choirs from École secondaire de la Salle, Glebe Collegiate and Canterbury High School.

Because bullying is a tough and sensitive theme to explore, the concert’s repertoire along with its stories will be raw, poignant while also upbeat and hopeful, and absolutely necessary to hear.

As always, the choir will be accompanied by Vincent Mar.
The concert also features renowned percussionist Alvaro de Minaya.

Emcee of the evening is fittingly Jeremy Dias of Jer’s Vision – Canada’s Youth Diversity Initiative.

Tickets at the door: $20 Adult, $10 Student