The Upper Canada Choristers and conductor Laurie Evan Fraser hope you can join us to celebrate 25 year of community service at a concert
titled How Can I keep From Singing, Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E (just east of Yonge Street beside St Mike’s hospital).
Tickets are $25, children and teens free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be reserved by calling 416-256-0510 or
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More info will be posted at http://uppercanadachoristers.org. Patrons are invited to bring
a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
This season, the Upper Canada Choristers celebrate the 25th anniversary of their founding by Laurie Evan Fraser and Jacqui Atkin.
The anniversary will be celebrated in the May 10, 2019 spring concert, How Can I Keep From Singing? The program will include
the premiere of a six-song cycle on the theme of love, composed by Stephen Chatman to poetry by Sara Teasdale, a special commission
for the anniversary.
Two days later, on May 12, the choir leaves for a 10-day Peace Through Music concert tour of Japan. Continuing its model of
community service, the choir will perform in seniors’ residences and daycares. It will also reconnect for a Tokyo concert with
Sei-Yu-Kai, the Japanese choir that visited Canada in 2008 and with whom the UCC gave a joint concert. The trip will also give the
choir members a chance to meet up again with Japanese alumni who have returned to their native country.