2nd Annual Show Choir Canada Nationals
|April 5, 2012||Filled under Events||
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: April 13 & 14, 2012
Cost: April 13 – Preliminaries: 11am-7:30pm Tickets: $18-$25 / Student groups: $13.50-$16.
April 14 – Finals: 2pm-8:30pm Tickets: $25.00-$35.00 / Groups: $18.75-$28.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sonycentre.ca or by calling 1.855.872.SONY (6779).
Details: Prepare yourself for the fiercest battle of the year: the battle of the GLEEKS! With five new competitors in 2012, will the reigning champions Wexford Glee defend their championship title? The Show Choir Canada Nationals is an open division competition for high school glee clubs and choirs. Choirs that place 1st – 6th will be awarded trophies and prizes totaling over $25,000. The competition will also award scholarships to the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts for exceptional individual performers.
Toronto native and Juno Award-winning performer Shawn Desman, who served as a judge last year at the inaugural competition, will step out from behind the judging table and take the reins as host. With an accomplished career including a platinum debut album, a sophomore Juno Award winning album for Best R&B/Soul Recording, chart-topping singles and videos, movie performances and numerous accolades under his belt, singer, dancer, actor, songwriter and producer Shawn Desman’s most recent album is entitled Fresh.
Confirmed high school show choirs ready to demonstrate their best vocals, dance moves, and musicianship for the competition are: CN Explosion, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School (Stoney Creek, ON); G Major, St. George’s School of Montreal; SPCH, St. Peter Catholic High School (Orleans, ON); Synergy, Unionville High School; Cheat Notes, York Mills Collegiate Institute; Splash, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Adrenaline!, Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON); Vocal Fusion, Richmond Hill High School; GCVI Glee Club, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute; Claude Watson Glee, Earl Haig Secondary School (North York, ON); Storm Surge, South Carleton High School (Richmond, ON); Coca Codas, Sinclair Secondary School (Whitby, ON); and returning champions Wexford Glee, Wexford School of the Arts (Scarborough, ON).
The 2012 judging panel will consist of five top industry experts who will assess the teams competing in the Preliminaries and Finals. The judges are: Educator & Vocalist Jeri Brown (Montreal); Music Director/Producer Mark Camilleri (Toronto); Director/Choreographer David Connolly (Toronto); Educator/Conductor Tricia Penner (Winnipeg) and Director/Choreographer Mike Weaver (Chicago).
More Info: www.showchoircanada.com or call 1.877.90GLEEK.