Come to Holy Trinity Church in downtown Toronto on Sunday December 12 at 7:30 pm to see Echo Women’s Choir perform our concert “Gardens of Song.” It features songs from Margaret Atwood’s latest novel In the Wake of the Flood and new choral arrangements for songs written by the Juno-award-nominated Jennifer Foster.
And it featurs my conducting debut with Echo. This is a totally fabulous group of women from all walks of life and all corners of Toronto. I’m so honoured to sing with them, and thrilled to conduct.
And Margaret Atwood may ACTUALLY ATTEND THE CONCERT. At least, she tweeted that she was planning to come after she heard us sing at the premiere of the film In the Year of the Flood in October, Ron Mann’s documentary of her carbon-neutral, around-the-world book tour for The Year of the Flood. One of the first essays I wrote in my undergrad was on her novel Surfacing for my first class in Canadian literature. Her books are a part of my life. And now I may actually get to meet her.
This is one of those moments in which I feel so lucky to live in Toronto.
Full details about the concert are here: http://www.echowomenschoir.ca/
Hope to see you there!