Maada’ookii Songlines features 200 voices from 11 diverse choirs, 4 soloists and a fusion Indigenous musical ensemble in a new massive choral experience composed by Luminato veteran, Juno Award-nominated Cris Derksen. As the sun descends and this free outdoor massive choral event begins, the city will be enveloped in sound coming from the land, water and from above. A soundtrack for the city, the performance comes with a powerful history and a promise
COMPOSER
Cris Derksen
DIRECTORS
Tim Albery, Michael Mori
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
David Fallis
DESIGN
Triga Creative (Alexandra Lord, Shannon Lea Doyle and Michelle Tracey) 
LIGHTING DESIGN
Andrew Pye
PRODUCTION/TECH MANAGER
Duncan MacMillan
SOUND
Tony Crea
CHOIRS INCLUDE
Coro San Marco
Oakville Choir - Raise Her Voice
Faith Chorale
Bruised Years Choir
Canadian Arabic Orchestra Choir
Vesnivka
Darbazi
YIP's Children's Choir
City Choir
Common Thread Chorus
The Element Choir
SOLOISTS
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie
Jennifer Kreisberg
Alanna Stuart
Maryem Hassan Tollar
MUSICAL ENSEMBLE
Jesse Baird (drums)
Shaun Brodie (trumpet)
Darren Creech (piano)
cris derksen (cello)
HAND DRUM CHOIR
Cheri Maracle
Michelle St. John
Patty Shaughnessy
Rebecca Benson
Rosary Spence
Rose Stella
Krysta Williams
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