Event type: All Ages
The Canadian Celtic Choir is pleased to present a special concert "An Irish Celtic Celebration" just before St. Patrick's Day. Our special guests are Toronto-based musicians Anne Lindsay (fiddle, vocal) and Sharlene Wallace (Celtic harp/Concert harp).
The Canadian Celtic Choir is a London-based SATB choir of more than fifty voices and was founded in 1996 to sing and promote Celtic choral music and culture. The Choir has provided high quality choral music for more than 23 years and has built a solid reputation as one of the most in demand choirs in Southern Ontario. Since 2010 the CCC has been conducted by William “Bill” Zadorsky and accompanied by Jean Willadsen on piano. Our vocal coach, emcee, and co-conductor is Paul Grambo.
Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada. She has four award winning CDs of her own compositions and has been named Jazz Violinist of the Year (National Jazz Awards) and Solo Instrumentalist and Producer of the Year (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Anne has played on hundreds of recordings and is a featured performer with Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo, The Skydiggers and John McDermott. She was the resident fiddler for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the stage production of The Lord of the Rings and is an exuberant fireplug of a session-player-to-the-stars (Led Zeppelin, The Chieftains, Blue Rodeo, James Taylor, Roger Daltrey).
Canadian harpist and composer Sharlene Wallace is a diverse musician performing, recording, writing and teaching on both Celtic and Classical harps. Winner of the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition (USA) and the Dinan Concours d'Improvisation de Rencontres International de Harp Celtique (Brittany), she has given concerts and workshops across Canada, the United States, France and Italy. Sharlene's seven CDs express journeys of rhythm, spaciousness, the Canadian landscape, Classical, Celtic, South American and original music. Sharlene gives workshops across Canada including annually for CAMMAC (Quebec) and Island Mountain Arts (BC). She also teaches both Celtic and Classical harps at Wilfred Laurier University, York University and University of Guelph. Sharlene has also been guest soloist on both Celtic and Classical harps with orchestras throughout Ontario. Sharlene is principal harpist with Kingston Symphony, Guelph Symphony and Oakville Symphony.
The Canadian Celtic Choir’s repertoire features songs primarily from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and the Canadian Maritimes ranging from the traditional (including a few songs sung in Irish, Gaelic and Welsh) to the more contemporary. The Canadian Celtic Choir has performed at Pier 21 in Halifax, Canada Summer Games, Windsor Celtic Festival, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Owen Sound Celtic Festival, Fergus Highland Games, Home County Folk Festival (London), Canterbury Folk Festival (Ingersoll), Fieldcote Summer Music Series (Ancaster), Lighthouse Theatre (Port Dover), the opening of the Wolf Performance Hall (London, Ontario), and several times with Orchestra London. We have opened for the Men of The Deeps, The Irish Descendants, John McDermott, Lighthouse, and John Tesh.
The choir has done several tours: Maui, Hawaii (2008); Scotland/England (2014), Maritimes (2017). This summer the Choir will tour Ireland for the first time.
Canadian Celtic Choir Awards.....Best Classical Vocal Group at London Music Awards 2008, 2009, 2010.....Most Popular Classical Choir Forest City London Music Awards 2015
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Cutoff is Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:59 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.