In keeping with tradition, the evening highlights the operatic arts, featuring top-calibre musical artists accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. It will be held at Ferme le Campanile, the private estate of MIMC president and co-founder André Bourbeau, which has proved to be an ideal location.
Twenty-five years ago when Singing Out! started, the world was a very different place. The history of an organization like Singing Out! cannot be underestimated — they were welcoming, loving, and proud at a time when it was not always safe to do so.
Cherney had heard of a group of improvising musicians headed by pianist-composer Paul Grabowsky out of Melbourne. Hopeful that they had what it takes, Cherney invited the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) to Toronto to present a new Jazz based interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.