Songs In The Key of Cree

Songs In The Key of Cree

Starring renowned playwright Tomson Highway, vocalist Patricia Cano and saxophonist Marcus Ali

One of Canada’s most gifted Indigenous creative geniuses is touring southern Ontario this summer in celebration of his 70th birthday. Tomson Highway, the legendary playwright (The Rez Sisters), author (his memoir Permanent Astonishment is a current bestseller), composer/songwriter and performer, is bringing his popular cabaret to Collingwood, along with Patricia Cano, the powerhouse Peruvian-Canadian vocalist, and saxophonist Marcus Ali. And Mr. Highway himself on the piano. Prepare to be astonished!

Highway’s music spans a wide range of styles from samba to jazz, Motown, swing and cabaret. The songs will be performed cabaret-style with Highway on piano, Ali on saxophone and Cano in “my prettiest black dress.”

Toronto Star


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First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the gracious support of Marilyn Knowles.

SING! in the Summer

SING! in the Summer

The Perfect Event for Your Sunday Afternoon

SING! in the Summer Presents The Ault Sisters, FreePlay, and Hampton Avenue in a concert of stunning a cappella harmonies. 

These jazz-infused choral groups have all the rhythm & grooves you need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Tantalize your senses with sing-a-long favourites, while dancing-along in the aisles!

Jazz trio, The Ault Sisters is made up of sisters, Amanda, Alicia, and Alanna and are featured on TV’s “Your All Time Classic Hit Parade” every Friday night. This talented trio of siblings puts their signature seamless harmonies to stunning effect on classic standards and a selection of original tunes.

Freeplay is a duo featuring Dylan Bell & Suba Sankaran. Using nothing but their voices and innovative live-looping techniques, genre-bending FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to their native Toronto, Canada… all without leaving your seat. From Bach to Bird to the Beatles, Dylan and Suba effortlessly cross musical boundaries, continually combining and recombining sounds to create a concert of endless variety, with the intimate delivery of two people. Think Simon and Garfunkel crossed with a Bach 2-part invention… 

The award-winning, Hampton Avenue quartet feature Dylan & Suba of Freeplay Duo along with Tom Lillington & Debbie Flemming (est. 1995). They’re known for their tight jazz harmonies and upbeat rhythms. 

Acapella is the high wire act of vocalizing, You’re out there all alone, just you and your voice and a tonne of expectations; you will rekindle old emotions, awaken the sleeping dogs of memory and bring fresh dynamics to songs your audience thought they knew inside out.

That tall order is tough for most acapella crews. For Countermeasure, it’s their specialty, made possible by voices that replicate the sounds of guitar, bass, percussion, trombone and more.


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First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been made possible by the kind support of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and the Vincent Family.

Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

Inaugural Concert: Rhapsody on the Bay

Inaugural Concert Featuring the National Academy Orchestra of Canada!

*** PLEASE NOTE: This concert has been moved from Friday, July 8 to Saturday, July 9

It’s the National Academy Orchestra’s majestic return to Collingwood. Enjoy the brilliant, symphonic power of its full 55-member ensemble with our very own Artistic Director Daniel Vnukowski at the piano performing Gershwin’s timeless masterpiece – Rhapsody in Blue.

This concert honours the memory and extraordinary legacy of its founder, Boris Brott, who passed away tragically earlier this year. His fervent energy and charisma on stage, coupled with a creative flair for introducing classical music to new audiences made him a unique, Canadian cultural icon.

The National Academy Orchestra of Canada (NAO) provides an extraordinary opportunity for emerging young Canadian professional musicians to work as apprentice musicians alongside established professionals from some of Canada’s finest orchestras.

Program

J. Hetu: Sur les rives du st-maurice
G. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Intermission
A. Copland: Appalachian Spring
A. Marquez: Dancon No. 2


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First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON

This event has been brought to you by the Collingwood branch of RBC Dominion Securities.

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