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!

Echo Spring Season, Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Would you like to sing with us next week?

Echo begins a new Spring Season
Tuesday, January 11, 7pm-8:30pm
on Zoom
 
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.

If you would like to join us please contact Anne: [email protected]

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

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 & Church of the Holy Trinity (depending on when their renovation is complete and Covid-19 health protocols)
*all Tuesdays 7-8:30pm  (SATURDAY WORKSHOP tba)
January   Tues. Jan. 11, 18, 25
February   Tues. 1, 8, 15, 22   
March   Tues. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
April   Tues. 5, 12, 19, 26 
May 7, Sat.10-2pm Dress Rehearsal Compulsory (tbc)
May 8, Sun. Concert 3pm (arrive at 1:30pm) Mother’s Day (tbc) 

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We look forward to seeing you! 
[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 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]