From Kensington, Arioso sings for the love of singing and have been called a “ladies double trio vocal group”. The group is comprised of six singers and one pianist who sing a variety of folk, sacred, secular, classics and popular music.
Men of the Harvest
Men of The Harvest is a multi-denominational men’s choir formed in the fall of 2013, under the direction of Bonnie LaFrance. Since that time, Men of The Harvest have shared the unique strength and power of the male voice with audiences throughout PEI. Old favorites and contemporary pieces laden with harmony have warmed the hearts of the appreciative audiences.
Keep track of the Men of The Harvest’s schedule by following their page on Facebook.
Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally –Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
The Elmer Iseler Singers (EIS), conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams, enters its 39th Season. This 20- voice fully-professional choral ensemble, founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, has built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers.
Annually, EIS sponsors choral workshops through their GET MUSIC! Educational Outreach Initiative for secondary school conductors and choirs, concluding with a joint public performance.
Fredericton’s renowned soprano Sally Dibblee performs excerps from Souvenir, a Broadway hit, by Stephen Temperley, which tells the story of real life opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, who gave hilariously off-key recitals during the 1940’s. Of Foster Jenkins it is said “she sang the right notes, just in the wrong place”.
She is something of a wandering minstrel, with six solo albums and many interesting collaborations along the way. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, but one of her most unique talents is the ability to blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts, and completely embody whatever style she is singing at any given moment.
She just completed a six year stint as a Resident Artist at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. Her responsibilities there included conducting, teaching, mentoring young artists, producing, curating and performing in festivals, and developing new work.
A fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene, she has been receiving accolades for her unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace.
A deep passion for the music of classic vocalists like Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald led Barbra to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. Shortly after graduating, Barbra was runner-up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. A seasoned live act on the Canadian club and festival circuit, she has performed in both intimate clubs and prestigious theatres.
She has captivated audiences across North America with her warmth and was a 2017 Juno nominee for “Best vocal album”.