Tone Cluster - quite a queer choir
Tone Cluster began in 1994 as a gay madrigal group with a temporary name, no one
was thinking about what the future might hold for the choir. 20 years later,
Tone Cluster is a vibrant musical ensemble that contributes both musically to
the Ottawa arts scene and socially as part of Ottawa's GLBT community.
Tone Cluster donates its time to helping the groups that support Ottawa's gay community: the choir has sung at events hosted by Pink Triangle Services, Egale and for organizations concerned with HIV/AIDS. The choir has marched as a group in support of Bruce House and of equal marriage in Canada. Tone Cluster's concerts continue to attract a wide audience that enjoys the group's eclectic repertoire: everything from madrigals to Manhattan Transfer arrangements. The choir takes pride in showcasing talented performers from Ottawa-Gatineau at its concerts. Tone Cluster's next concert "Words" features local high school choirs in an anti-bullying themed concert.
Tone Cluster has grown over the years into a group of GLBT and straight singers who come to rehearsal each Monday night to celebrate diversity, enjoy each other's company, and make some great music.
Kurt Ala-Kantti was appointed as director of Tone Cluster in 2011. He is also artistic director and founder of Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, serves as Director of Music for St. Thomas Anglican Church, Artistic Director of Cross Town Youth Chorus, and is Music Director for the Cumberland Community Singers.
With a keen interest in choral performance and excellence, he has been a member of several local choirs, currently singing professionally with the critically acclaimed Ottawa Bach Choir.
More about the choir on its website: www.ToneCluster.ca
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