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Queer Songbook Orchestra 5 Year Anniversary

  • Longboat Hall 1087 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3 Canada (map)

Marking 5 years since the inaugural performance of the Queer Songbook Orchestra, which took place at the beloved Videofag in March of 2014, the QSO are gathering to celebrate and reflect on many of the songs, stories and collaborations of the past years. Since that first show to a packed audience of 35 people, the QSO have gone on to perform all across Canada, played many of the countries largest arts festivals, released two albums and a short animated film, performed to kd Lang, and collaborated with over 150 writers, arrangers, musicians, guest singers and narrators from the 2SLGBTQ and allied communities from Whitehorse to St. John’s.

The ensemble will be joined by several special guests as they dive deep into the Songbook and present a mix of QSO classics and some of the lesser played material in the repertoire. All are welcome to join in this evening exploring and celebrating queer experience and the songs most deeply connected to them.

ALL AGES (minors permitted on balcony level only)

$15/Advance - Students, Seniors, Arts Workers (online only)
$20/Advance - General

General Advance tickets ($20) are available at Glad Day Bookshop, Soundscapes, or online through the link above.

FREE TICKETS FOR 2SLGBTQ YOUTH ARE AVAILABLE, please email to have your name placed on the youth list.

Longboat Hall IS AN ACCESSIBLE VENUE. There is an elevator at the Dovercourt entrance which goes down to the lower level, and there is an accessible washroom on this level. The balcony is not accessible.

Longboat Hall is situated in the lower level of the Great Hall at 1087 Queen St W, accessed through the Dovercourt entrance.

In partnership with the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.