Earth Hour Celebration/Benefit for Mariposa in The Schools & Echo Women's Choir

Earth Hour Celebration/Benefit for Mariposa in The Schools & Echo Women's Choir

“Tabla Guy” Gurpreet Chana, JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, a wine tasting from an award-winning winery and much more make for an exceptional evening, when Mariposa In The Schools & Echo Women’s Choir present their fourth annual benefit.

The evening also celebrates Earth Hour, with the first half taking place by candlelight and alternative sources of light.

Throughout the evening, Toronto vocal group The Dovercourts will entertain with jazz standards and popular songs in their unique harmonic arrangements, accompanied by piano, sax and bass.

CBC Radio personality Andrew Craig emcees the evening, which includes the following artists:

• JUNO-winning singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, and again with her Toronto “A” Ukulele Group.
• Gurpreet Chana, aka “The Tabla Guy”, who is also Mariposa In The Schools artist, playing the hang drum (a recently invented, individually made, metal hand drum).
• Echo Women’s Choir under the direction of Alan Gasser and Becca Whitla.

Night Songs will also include door prizes, a silent auction, nibbles, refreshments, and a cash bar.

Artistic directors are Alan Gasser and Becca Whitla of Echo Women’s Choir. 

Proceeds of the event will assist both charities to continue to build inclusive and joyful communities by providing affordable school programs and memberships to the communities they serve.

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For event details please click HERE.

About Mariposa In The Schools

Since 1969, MITS has provided opportunities for students and teachers to engage with professional performing and interdisciplinary artists in programs grounded in our diverse oral cultural traditions. Our artists guide learners in a collective arts education activity creating story, song, dance, puppet theatre and spoken word, learning new skills while gaining an appreciation for the traditional art form and each other. These activities take place in schools and communities across Ontario, giving subsidy priority consideration to at risk and special needs students, and communities that would otherwise not have the means to access such high quality arts experiences.

About Echo Women’s Choir

Echo is a community choir open to women from all walks of life, all ages, all cultures and professions. We celebrate diversity in our music and in our members. The choir is committed to inclusive membership, a rich and diverse repertoire, musical excellence and passionate expression. Echo performs a wide-ranging international repertoire. Through our eclectic repertoire, we educate our choristers, as well as providing small groups and workshops for members to improve their singing and musical knowledge. By singing together, we aim to build a strong, varied and vibrant culture and community.

For more information please click HERE.