Echo Events in June. Wanda St. Party June 11! 6pm

Wanda St. Party, Saturday June 11, Talent Show 6pm performance.

Initiated by Romero House over 30 years ago as a way to welcome and engage newly arrived refugees and back for the first time in 3 years! Join us! Echo will be singing outside without masks a safe distance apart. The Talent Show” starts at about 6:00pm and there will be street festivities. MAP
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SING! Free: Concerts in Trillium Park June 5

What a great time it was! We were small in number but mighty! Thanks for coming out!

Echo performed at the SING! free concert series runs on both weekends of SING! 2022, and features a wide range of performers, including choirs, spoken word poets, small vocal groups, live loopers, and more! Take in a beautiful view of the Toronto city skyline from Trillium Park (Ontario Place) while you enjoy a wide variety of local Toronto talent. No ticket required!
Echo performs on Sunday, June 5, 2:30pm, Location: Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto View Map
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Echo Fall Session begins Sept. 6, 2022. More details to come.

River Just Keeps Rolling…. Echo Spring Concert!

Thank you for joining us! Echo’s first live concert in over 2 years, back home at the newly renovated
Church of the Holy Trinity. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

‘The concert was a magical experience – it was a retreat from the busy city.
I closed my eyes and let the music transcend me. It was a lovely performance.
I had a physical calming reaction to it – I enjoyed the lovely strong voices and the
musical selections. It could have been anywhere.’
Patty Lynes

‘The concert was wonderful!  I didn’t think I’d be able to hear your
voices through the masks but the sound was very focused and crisp, not
muffled at all.  The first piece – Bread and Roses – was a beautiful,
rousing opening to the concert.  The second piece – Open my Heart –
was so moving.  These two pieces really made me realize how nourishing
choral music is to the soul, and how much I’ve missed it. You all sounded
amazing and I actually enjoyed the smaller size of the choir.’

Thanks Brenda

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We are excited to be back home at the newly renovated
Church of the Holy Trinity  MAP
19 Trinity Square, Toronto
(next to the Eaton Centre/accessible)

To ensure safety and comfort for us all we request that masks are worn. Chairs will be spaced to provide social distancing.
Our concert will be one hour with no intermission, nor the regular raffle and refreshments.
Bring your friends!

Tickets are pay by donation, pay what you can.
Purchase here:  https://riverjustkeepsrolling.eventbrite.ca
Or at the door.


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We look forward to seeing you!
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River Just Keeps Rolling…. Echo Spring Concert!

Join us for our first live concert in over 2 years and
in celebration of Echo’s 30th Anniversary!

Sunday, May 1, 3pm, 2022
Doors open 2:30pm, Concert 3-4pm

We are excited to be back home at the newly renovated
Church of the Holy Trinity  MAP
19 Trinity Square, Toronto
(next to the Eaton Centre/accessible)
To ensure safety and comfort for us all we request that masks are worn. Chairs will be spaced to provide social distancing.
Our concert will be one hour with no intermission, nor the regular raffle and refreshments.
Bring your friends!

Tickets are pay by donation, pay what you can.
Purchase here:  https://riverjustkeepsrolling.eventbrite.ca
Or at the door.


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We look forward to seeing you!
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Echo Spring Season, Tuesday Nights, January 11 – April 26, 2022, 7-8:30pm

If you would like to join Echo next season starting in September 2022, register here: https://www.echochoir.ca/join/ or contact Anne: [email protected]

Details for current spring season here:
We’ll have optimistically planned a full term this spring…..just like the old days using a hybrid zoom model.  However due to the current situation we look forward to welcoming your lovely faces on zoom for the time being with the hope that we can move to hybrid later and a spring concert. There are more details below and to be announced as the season progresses.

Join Zoom Meeting Jan. 11 – Apr. 26, 2022 7pm ET
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81332226599?pwd=NFhhaWM3ckdkL0lYdlhyVXR4dU0zZz09

Dues
$150. (January – May) We have a sliding scale to make singing accessible for everyone. If you are able to pay more, we’d appreciate the donation and will send you a charitable tax receipt.
Payment Options  
You can send an e-transfer using: [email protected] What makes us happy? Answer: singing
Or write a cheque payable to Echo Women’s Choir and mail it directly to Shelley our Treasurer. Anne will give you the address upon request:  [email protected]
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Echo Spring Schedule 2022

Hybrid Zoom, NUUC & Church of the Holy Trinity
*all Tuesdays 7-8:30pm 
January   Tues. Jan. 11, 18, 25
February   Tues. 1, 8, 15, 22   
March   Tues. 1 Workshop Dr. Becca Whitla & Emma So Whitla, 8, 15, 22 david sereda guest spot, 29 
April   Tues. 5, 12, 19, 26 
Apirl 30, Sat. 10-11:30am Dress Rehearsal Compulsory, Church of the Holy Trinity
May 1, Sun. Echo Spring Concert 3pm (arrive at 1pm) Church of the Holy Trinity

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[email protected]
For more information about Echo check out our New Website! 
Designed by Tim Wainwright! 
www.echochoir.ca  

Songs of Climate Activism with Cassie Norton, Echo Workshop

Thank you Cassie for your enlivening workshop!
Sing for a better world with Toronto musician, teacher and climate activist Cassie Norton

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 7pm – 8:30pm on Zoom

Echo Women’s Choir welcomes Toronto-based singer-songwriter, fiddler, teacher, composer, and climate activist Cassie Norton for a Zoom workshop! This event is open to our community. Adults and teens of all voices are welcome (ie you do not need to be female-identified to participate). We look forward to learning gorgeous songs of justice and change from Cassie.

Annabelle Chvostek and friends, Echo Choral Music Workshop on Zoom Oct. 5, 2021

Echo was pleased to present a choral music workshop with Toronto singer-songwriter Annabelle Chvostek live from her Studio Garage on Tues. Oct. 5, 7pm on Zoom.

We learned two songs with some choral arrangements from her newly released album String of Pearls.  Everyone was welcome!
It was also Echo’s first hybrid rehearsal! Annabelle, Alan, Susanne and Alida sang and played live harmony!

Becca Whitla Workshop, “Soul Songs for times such as these”, March 1, 7-8:30pm on Zoom

Join us for a Zoom workshop of soul-satisfying songs for these times, featuring Echo Choir’s Co-Founder,
Dr. Becca Whitla and cameo appearance by
Emma So Whitla.


Tuesday, March 1, 7-8:30pm, 2022

Echo welcomes back Co-Founder Dr. Becca Whitla to lead a workshop on soul songs for these times. This is a community choral workshop and no prior musical or choir experience is required. You are ready to sing just as you are! Adults and teens of all voices are welcome. Free for current Echo Spring Session members, $15. for our friends. Zoom link will be sent upon ticket purchase.
Tickets $15.ea:  Eventbrite 
 Becca Whitla is the professor of pastoral studies at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she teaches liturgy, preaching, and practical theology. Her book Liberation, (De)Coloniality, and Liturgical Practices: Flipping the Song Bird was released in December, 2020 (Palgrave McMillan). She worked in Toronto for many years as a community music leader. She co-founded and co-directed Echo and worked in the trade union movement developing leadership through choral singing. She is thrilled to be visiting Echo!

   
We look forward to seeing you!
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Songs of Climate Activism with Cassie Norton, Echo Workshop

Thank you Cassie for an enlivening workshop!
Sing for a better world with Toronto musician, teacher and climate activist Cassie Norton
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 7pm – 8:30pm on Zoom, 2021
Echo Women’s Choir welcomes Toronto-based singer-songwriter, fiddler, teacher, composer, and climate activist Cassie Norton for a Zoom workshop! This event is open to our community. Adults and teens of all voices are welcome (ie you do not need to be female-identified to participate). We look forward to learning gorgeous songs of justice and change from Cassie.

Echo Outdoor Singing Sat. Sept. 25 High Park

Thanks you everyone who came out. What a fine day! And to Susan Daly for this great panoramic shot!

Hello Singers??☀? 
Would you like to join us for some socially distanced
Outdoor Singing Sat. Sept. 25, 10am-12:30pm at High Park? 
We will meet on the west side of the north end park entrance by the washrooms/kids play area.Easy access from High Park Subway Station. High Park Map

We’ll sing some old Echo favourites and a few new songs that we’re learning this Fall Session. All are welcome! 
I can send you a link to music scores (later in the week). You can print them, view them on your device or we can have some printed copies available for those who need them.  

Please let me know if you are interested, so that we can get an idea of numbers and to send you the music:) What do you say!
We hope the weather will be exceptional, but if not we’ll choose Sat. Oct. 2 as our rain day, same time and place. 
We look forward to singing with you!
Anne
[email protected]

Echo Fall Season Details 2021!

 A new fall season with Echo begins! Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

Would you like to sing with us?

We look forward to seeing you again or to welcome you anew!
Here is a general outline of our plans for the fall, with more details to follow.

There will be 2, 6 week sessions with a one week break in between.
Rehearses will be every Tuesday Night 7-8:30pm on Zoom,
as well as a couple of Saturdays singing outdoors.

It is our intention to begin online and move towards hybrid rehearsals meaning that
the participants would be able to hear harmony, song introductions and demonstrations. 
Rehearsals will feature workshops, lots of singing, socializing, sectional breakouts and
we are looking at the possibility of a virtual concert.

Schedule
Tuesday Nights, 7-8:30pm on Zoom  
Session 1 – Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5,12 (Sat. tba)
Session 2 – Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Sat. tba)

Fees
We strive to keep fees reasonable
to make singing accessible for all. You have a few options here:
One Session – $60.  
Both Sessions $100.
(workshops are included) 
Echo has a sliding scale policy up and down. Like most non-profit arts
organizations we are striving and thriving and doing our best during these
uncertain times. We encourage you to pay what you can. 

Payments can be made through e-trans using: [email protected] 
Question: ‘What makes us happy?” Answer: singing (or by cheque).

Workshops  
All are welcome. Details and ticket information for our guests tba.

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Let Anne know if you’d like to join us. 
We look forward to hearing from you! 
[email protected]

Echo Spring Bulb Fundraiser! Florissa Flowers. Thank You!

Echo Spring Fundraiser, Florissa Flowers

Greetings Gardeners! 
Arrangements have been made for pick ups. Please contact us if you did not receive your order.
Thank you for supporting Echo:) [email protected]
 www.echochoir.ca

Choral Music Workshop with Aviva Chernick

We were delighted to welcome Aviva Chernick for a workshop focusing on Sephardic music,
including pieces learned in her recent apprenticeship with legendary musician Flory Jagoda
April 13, 7-8:30pm on Zoom.

Echo Spring Session 3 complete.
We’ll take a break over summer and begin anew in the fall,
early September. You are welcome to join us then!

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Sessions are generally 5 weeks in duration, every Tuesday night 7-8:30pm on Zoom.
Rehearsal features lots fo singing, sectional and social breakouts. Each session includes a
special guest artist workshop open to all and a virtual recording of our favourite song! 
Sessions – $40. (includes workshop) To make singing accessible for all we have kept fees
reasonable. Echo has a sliding scale policy up and down. Like most non-profit arts organizations
we are struggling and doing our best during these Pandemic times.
We encourage you to pay what you can.

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Let Anne know if you’d like to join us. 
We look forward to hearing from you! 
[email protected]

What have we been up to?

Echo celebrated the completion of it’s Fall Session Mini-Series with a robust sing-along and outdoor carolling!
We are greatly enjoying the spring sessions in progress on Zoom for our Spring Mini-Session Series featuring fabulous workshops, sectionals, social time and virtual recordings. We’ve just finished Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian, Echo’s 6th Pandemica, 2nd Wave Singers video! Echo is learning new ways to do what we love to do, on-line, which is to sing together in community.

Also for your listening and viewing pleasure: The Echo Pandemica Singers presents: New: Holding You in the Light
Hope, Do Not Carry a Heavy Heart, Big Sky, Bird Song and Fount and Better Times Will Come.
Have a look and listen! You can also see these on our YouTube channel.

Donations
Singing together is what we do best! Echo like most non-profit arts organizations is struggling during these challenging Pandemic times but still maintain our sliding scale policy to allow inclusivity for all members.
If you would like to support Echo with a monthly or one time donation: Echo Canada Helps

Let Anne know if you have any questions: [email protected]