Ondine Chorus

Guelph based Ondine Chorus are releasing their first EP, “Towards a Little Light”. The E.P. features two original compositions and three stunning arrangements of traditional tunes. The CD release party will take place at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre on Saturday March 29 2014 at 2:30 p.m. (Doors at 2:00 p.m.)

The songs on Towards A Little Light were recorded on December 21 2013, during the ice storm by Lewis Melville with production by Jeff Bird.

“When the December Ice Storm descended upon southwestern Ontario and caused Ondine Chorus to cancel a Stratford concert, the sudden availability of time combined with Lewis Melville’s offer to seize the opportunity to record, instigated the creation of this EP. If you listen closely you may hear the crackle of the fireplace as the seven musicians and singers huddled around microphones on the cold December evening.”

$20 Advance | $25 At the Door
*Seating is Limited* / Advance Tickets available at The Bookshelf

The CD release will feature Ondine Chorus with special guests Jeff Bird, Gary Diggins, Robert Kingsbury, and Alden Hadwen.

For more information on the release party, visit the Facebook event page.

About the Ondine Chorus
Ondine Chorus is a Guelph-based vocal collective guided by Co-Artistic Directors Sue Smith and Shannon Kingsbury. Ondine Chorus performances include a mix of scored and improvised works often in site specific and unusual venues and often in collaboration with artists across many disciplines including choreographer Karen Kaeja, dancers Lynette Segal and Fall on Your Feet Dance Collective, Vol au Vent Aerial Silk Artists, poets Alden Hadwen and Aidan Ware, and voice artist Andrew McPherson.

and Shannon Kingsbury

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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