Mariposa In The Schools and Echo Women’s Choir unite their talents in Voices in the Dark on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind the Eaton Centre/wheelchair accessible).
Anne Lederman, Chris Rawlings, Njacko Backo, Sandra Whiting, Dan Yashinsky and other artists from Mariposa In The Schools join Echo in a spirited evening of song and story. Joining them is Miss McCarthy’s, a collective of musicians and storytellers who play traditional Irish music. Host is award-winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor.
In celebration of Earth Hour, the first hour will be performed by candlelight.
Echo Women’s Choir, conducted by Alan Gasser and guest conductor Deanna Yerichuk, will perform a set, and sing a Canadian classic, Wade Hemsworth’s The Wild Goose, with Chris Rawlings.
Voices In The Dark is the second joint presentation by Mariposa In The Schools and Echo Women’s Choir, as a benefit for both charitable organizations that bring music to diverse communities.
Tickets, $25, may be purchased via Mariposa In The Schools at mitsecho (at) gmail (dot) com or
416-462-9400. Information is also available from www.echowomenschoir.ca and www.mariposaintheschools.ca.
$100 sponsorship tickets are also available. Sponsors will receive a $75 tax receipt, reserved seating, acknowledgement in the program, and more.
Following the concert, the artists will meet the audience. The evening includes a silent auction with a variety of local goods and services. A cash bar and complimentary nibbles will be available all evening.
Both Echo Women’s Choir and Mariposa In The Schools are charities that share a love of world music and reach diverse communities by providing affordable access to their artists and the choir.
Echo Women’s Choir, a spunky, 80-voice community based choir, attracts women of many backgrounds and walks of life to sing music that reflects the diversity of Toronto, usually in original languages.
Mariposa in the Schools is an arts education charity dedicated to world and roots performing arts. Since 1969, its programs have reached thousands of Ontario children each year, introducing them to oral traditions that link world cultures and generations with inspirational stories expressed through music, song, dance, puppetry and spoken word.