SING! A Woman’s Work celebrates the beauty, strength and power of the female voice. Crossing musical cultures and blurring stylistic borders, this concert takes you around the world to celebrate the youth and wisdom of womankind. Featuring:
Girl Pow-R is an all-girl pop-rock group based in Hamilton. The Girl Pow-R band was originally launched in conjunction with International Women’s Day in support of #BeBoldForChange to provide an opportunity for the voices of young women in the pre-teen to early teen years to speak to their peers in a fresh, new voice, about age–appropriate topics. Their first single, ‘Krisi’, was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award in 2017.
The Willows are a jazz trio which formed while the three singers – Krista Deady, Andrea Gregorio and Lauren Pedersen – were studying dance at Ryerson University in Toronto. Soon, the Willows were dazzling crowds with their unique set list, incorporating synchronized dance steps to add an element of theatricality to their performances. They takes the audience back to the classic jazz era, with a modern touch.
Penthelia Singers is a vibrant ensemble of 16 women committed to performing a culturally diverse and musically sophisticated repertoire spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century. Now in its 20th anniversary season, the choir has earned a reputation for presenting innovative concerts of four to eight part choral repertoire in a multitude of languages.
Jordana Talsky Music is a vocalist-songwriter who takes risks, sonically and stylistically.. Her new album ‘Neither of Either’ (September 2017) marks an evolution from jazz songstress to performer with a distinct sound, combining a cappella and full band tracks while seamlessly weaving between intricate support harmonies, vocal percussion and quirky textures to create an innovative and compelling sound.
Blisk is a new all-female ensemble based in Toronto. They perform traditional polyphonic songs from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, occasionally accompanying themselves with traditional percussion instruments.