Carnegie Community Centre
Hastings and Main
This evening of stirring sing-along activist songs launches the Festival and this year’s theme “Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope”. Led by musician, composer, conductor, longtime community artist, and 2018 Festival Artist in Residence Earle Peach (2017 Mayor Arts Award). This evening of song features, among others, social justice Solidarity Notes Labour Choir singing about historical and current events and issues; the highly-accomplished students of the Saint James Music Academy Orchestra; a capella folk quartet Quatro; and special guest, Geoff Berner accordionist-extraordinaire, whose powerful and biting social satirical songs can make you laugh or weep – often at the same time. We will provide the lyrics; you come ready to sing!