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]

Covid Protocol for Fall 2023

Masks are optional. This may change as we continue to monitor Public Health information as the season progresses.


If you are ill, please do not attend rehearsal. Recordings will be made of all rehearsals if you need to review or catch up.