The Choir’s second CD, “Connected. Songs for the Heart” was recorded live in March 2006 at a concert series at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The album is packed with 15 tracks of uplifting, emotionally charged music for the heart that spans many different genres and appeals to all listeners of all ages.
This latest musical endeavour also features guest artists including: Alana Bridgewater, Julie Michels, and Thom Allison.
The Choir Members featured on
“Connected. Songs for the Heart” Include:
Sheila Berry, Stefano Eudoxie-Wojedubokowski, Janice Gladstone,Morganna Kelly, Laura Lattanzio, Louise LemaÃ®tre, Jayne Lewis, Cathy Scott, Dawn Sinclair, Marg-Rheta Wright, Marlene Dlin, Tammy Everett, Liz Gildner, Lori Honeycombe, Sharon Khoo Sio Khuan, Ioana Lerchs, Heather Magee, Anne Morgan, Laura Ross, Romina Soria, Julie Wasylnka, Andrew Bourgeois, Llewellyn Goddard, Richard Haslam, Martin Kapustianyk, Ron Koning, Bill Kudla, Gilbert Ma, Andrew Newbery, Edwin Rodriguez, Robb Smith, Mark Stephenson, Terry Walpole, Bob Boxma, Ivan Canete, Wally Grosett, Eric Johnson, A. Frank Ruffo, Daniel Rutzen, Jerry Sumbler, Bruce Weese, Germaine Wong and John Wright.
Choir members featured performances include:
A. Frank Ruffo – That’s Life
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Toronto’s Alana Bridgewater is a singer/songwriter with depth, soul and power. She has toured the east coast with jazz great Joe Sealy and his quartet as a member of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. She has also performed extensively throughout the Mediterranean. Alana has performed for Quincy Jones and Peter Gabriel tributes in the World Leaders Festival. She was the voice for the 2008 Olympic Bid Song. Alana’s unmistakably rich and powerful vocals bring audience’s to their feet.
Alana sings on: Seasons of Love, He Lives In You, You Raise Me Up and It’s In Every One Of Us
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Julieâ€™s intense, original and joyous sound grabs familiar melodies and welds them to original and wonderfully thick chords influenced by every international tradition. Her ability to phrase a lyric and improvise over a melody gives every song a clarity that stays in your mind long after the band stops playing.
Julie sings on: Seasons of Love, Shed a Little Light, Connected and In My Life
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Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee Thom Allison has graced the stage performing in musicals like Evita, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods, ThreePenny Opera and more, for some of the nations largest stage companies. Thom’s eloquent vocal styling and powerful voice polish his performances to a high shine.
Thom sings on: Seasons of Love, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, I Know Where I’ve Been and It’s In Every One of Us
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- Seasons of Love*
- The Impossible Dream
- No One Is Alone
- He Lives In You*
- In A Mellow Tone
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow*
- That’s Life**
- Shed A Little Light*
- One Hand, One Heart/Somewhere
- O Siem
- You Raise Me Up*
- I Know Where I’ve Been*
- It’s In Every One Of Us*
- In My Life*
* Denotes track with Special Guest
** Denotes a Choir Member Guest Performance
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House of Love is also available for purchase as a digital download on:
iTunes | Napster | Audio Lunchbox | Puretracks [/tab]
Produced by: Diane Leah for MCCToronto
Musical Director: Diane Leah
Associate Musical Director: Jeannie Wyse
Album Graphics: Lori Honeycombe
Production Coordinator: Romelda Morson
Piano: Diane Leah
Bass: George Koller
Drums: Tom Jestadt
Thank You ToÂ Our sponsors,Â Joan Mathers and Mark Samuel.Â And to Music Manufacturing Services and many others who made this CD possible. [/tab]
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