writes on Choir! Choir! Choir!
, the collaborative choir project held every Tuesday night at the College Street bar No One Writes To The Colonel
. At every Choir! Choir! Choir! night, project founders Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman divide participants into three groups (highs, mediums and lows) and lead them in a one and half hour singalong. Launched three years ago, Choir! Choir! Choir! has become a Toronto institution with as many as 100 eager participants joining in.
"Over a few hours of trial and error, their unique arrangements become full-fledged, clappable, even beautiful songs. It all started three years ago, when Adilman organized a singing birthday gift for a friend. Now the group is landing gigs, like opening the Reel Asian Film Festival, which means anyone can indulge their Glee-like fantasy of performing before hundreds. The material—George Michael, TLC, Fleetwood Mac—has an ironic tinge, but there’s no hipster posturing in a crowd that includes moms, students, the hip and the not so hip. The experience is a sort of extended version of that moment when the star holds out the mic and the crowd finishes the chorus. Choir! is all the things Toronto thinks it is—democratic, inclusive, creative—without any of the self-consciousness. It’s a chance to break the urban isolation, turn off the devices and hear a stranger in your ear."
original source Toronto Life