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Fusebox Festival Kick-Off: Don’t Stop Believin’: EPIC 80s Singalong!

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube. The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, David Byrne, Rick Astley, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.

From Fusebox A decade ago, Fusebox Associate Artistic Director Anna Gallagher-Ross used to attend this weekly get togethers at a bar in West Toronto hosted by these two funny, talented artists Daveed and Nobu, who would lift everyone out of the week’s doldrums by teaching them a song, and bringing them together in harmony. The experience of being in a choir with strangers felt like an antidote to everything that was wrong. Now Choir, Choir Choir! has become an international phenomenon performing with the likes of David Byrne and Patti Smith–their medicine is being administered world-wide. Come together in harmony with them at our Festival Kick Off, and celebrate planet song!

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