Sappyfest Presents: The Queer Songbook Orchestra
Please join us at Brunton Auditorium on Thursday October 11, for a moving and heartfelt night of story and song by The Queer Songbook Orchestra. The Toronto based Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) are a 12-piece professional chamber pop collective dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative through the last century of pop music. The ensemble source their material through the personal stories of queer experience of 2SLGBTQ individuals and the songs that have been most meaningful to them. Founded in 2014, the QSO have played many of the most esteemed stages and festivals across Canada, including the National Arts Centre, Luminato Festival, High Performance Rodeo and Suoni per Il Popolo, and their collaborative album with multi-disciplinary artist Vivek Shraya, Part-Time Woman, was long listed for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.
"Sensational, a superb pop ensemble" ~ NOW Magazine
"... absurdly brilliant" ~ Noisey
“An act of masterful remembering” ~ Exclaim!
Learn more at: http://www.queersongbook.com/
With many thanks to the Department of Canadian Studies for their assistance in this special presentation.