Singing in Canada

Just got back from a tour for Health Arts Society in Vancouver, and a showcase in Toronto for Our Lovely Day. Copies of the CD were handed round and I sang in a red velvet dress to an interesting crowd: writers for the National Post, Toronto Life, Hello! Canada…and both classical and jazz booking agents, and also the producer for Murdoch’s Mysteries, as well as Eve Egoyan who called the music I sing “generous”. Which is a brilliant description. It is! These songs go OUT to the audience, giving a damn about them.
Steve Hunter played for me and did an excellent Ragtime solo in the Honeysuckle and the Bee. Tea and cake were had by all and everyone sang the chorus of Always.
So! I go back and sing at the legendary Hugh’s Room on the 19th of June!
I knew Canadians would like what I sing!
Back in England, I did some Handel and some more ragtime. I performed at Epsom College, The Idler Academy and the Gilbert Scott at St Pancras Renaissance. For details and a more chatty account, please see
my Canadian Nightingale blog!
Before Hugh’s Room I have a few things coming up this side of the Atlantic. A Bach Vespers at St Anne’s on Sunday the 27th of May, and some more activity round the Gilbert Scott for the Jubilee weekend, and a special Jubilee concert at the Royal Star and Garter Home in Richmond, with Peter Jacobs on the piano! This is a great occasion for me; I know Peter because I sent him fan-mail when I was a student. I loved his CDs for Hyperion, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. Life can be fascinating.

At the Gilbert Scott with Emily O'Hara, John Baker and Simon Marsh

2 visitors left comments...

  1. hahwa raho Says:

    iI Liket so

  2. Mike L Says:

    Wondered when you’re returning to Hugh’s Room or anywhere in Ontario? Your calendar stops at August 2014 at the moment.

    Beautiful voice and person.

    Kind regards,

    Mike Lynch

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