House of Love

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The Choir’s debut CD, “House of Love” was recorded in 2003 and features guest artists: Louise Pitre, Mark Cassius, Mary McCandless, Julie Michels, Alana Bridgewater, and Maria Piazza.

The Choir Members featured on House of Love Include:

Michael Barwick, Brian Black, Marguerite Bolton, Bob Boxma, Lee Brown, Bill Corcoran, Michael Culp, Stefano Eudoxie, Robert Friesen, Llewellyn Goddard, Janice Gladstone, Wally Grosett, Jan Hardaway, Lori Honeycombe, Deb Houston, Martin Kapustianyk, Ron Koning, Ian Latham, Laura Lattanzio, Greg Lawrence, Louise Lemaitre, Bonnie Lesky, Heather Lindsay, Joan Lowden, Heather Magee, Adam McNair, Anne Morgan, Shawn Pendenque, Edwin Rodrigues, Mary Rowe, Cathy Scott, Dawn Sinclair, Robb Smith, Mark Stephenson, Jerry Sumbler, Marcello Tulipano, Wanda Underwood, Terry Walpole, Bruce Weese, Helen Wiber, Germaine Wong, John Wright

Choir members featured performances include:

Dawn Sinclair – Aquarius
Adam McNair – Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Wally Grosett – When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Featured Artists

The artists featured on House of Love gave generously of their time and their talents to this project. The choir thanks them for sharing, so selflessly.

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Louise is best known for her Tony Award nominated role in broadway’s hit Mamma Mia! Louise generously lent her writing and vocal talents to the cd by co-writing and singing the title track House of Love.

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Mark is best known for his work in the highly acclaimed vocal group The Nylons. Mark’s energy and charisma shine in his outstanding vocal performance of Holy Ground.

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Mary is best known for her roles in such Tony Award winning musicals as Showboat & Ragtime. Mary’s wonderful rendition of Climb Ev’ry Mountain shows off her unique and refreshing vocal style.

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Alana’s Jazz/Soul vocals are unmistakably rich and earthy. She is known for her roles in musical theatre, including Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Little Shop Of Horrors. Alana enriches and touches the soul with her rendition of the powerful Sound Over All Waters.

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Julie is a staple in the Toronto Jazz scene. She can be heard at clubs across the city serving up her edgy jazz stylings. O Happy Day is made unique again as Julie showcases her gutsy vocals and huge talent.

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Maria is known by many in the Opera and Classical music scenes. Her voice is unmistakable. Maria’s vocal talent is not to be missed in her outstanding Operatic version of O Holy Night.

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  1. Holy Ground*
  2. O Happy Day*
  3. Be Still House of Love*
  4. Aquarius**
  5. Sound Over All Waters*
  6. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child**
  7. Hallelujah Hodie/Do You Hear What I Hear?
  8. O Holy Night*
  9. For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  10. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross**
  11. Worthy To Be Praised
  12. Climb Ev’ry Mountain*
  13. Benediction

* Denotes track with Special Guest
** Denotes a Choir Member Solo
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House of Love is also available for purchase as a digital download on:
iTunes | Napster | Audio Lunchbox | Puretracks
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Produced by: Diane Leah, Jason Jestadt, and Michael Fonfara
Musical Director: Diane Leah
Associate Musical Director: Jeannie Wyse
Album Graphics: Lori Honeycombe
Production Coordinator: Romelda Morson

Musician Credits

Diane Leah: piano, hammond organ
Jason Jestadt: keyboard
George Koller: bass
Tom Jestadt: drums
Steve Crowe: trumpet
Colleen Allen: alto sax, soprano sax
Janet Horne: violin 1
Laurel Mascarenhas: violin 2
Sheila Smyth: viola
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Below is a simple player that you can listen to soundbites from House of Love.

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