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When

Runs from Monday April 12 2021 to Monday June 21 2021

Approximate running time: 2 hours

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Online
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Toronto ON M6K 2B2

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× Instructor: Rob Joy
April 12 to June 21
Mondays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


IMPORTANT NOTICE: No class May 24

The Bruisers work at fine tuning their individual approach to connecting to material in an honest unaffected manner. Connect and release online till we sing together again.

The Bruisers work at fine tuning their individual approach to connecting to material in an honest unaffected manner. Let's join together online through song until we can gather again. Workman Arts’ BRUISED YEARS CHOIR was launched in 2015 as a 6-week course, and has since grown to become a season-long initiative with more than 25 engaged Members. The Choir is led by Dora Award winning music/theatre artist Jim LeFrancois (Director, Piano) and musician Rob Joy (Guitar) and is composed of Workman Arts Members. The Choir has a vast repertoire of innovative, re-arranged popular songs, many of which explore themes of madness and hope. All levels of proficiency welcome – more experienced musicians help anchor/teach the material to the more novice singers in their “section.” The goal is for us to create in a positive, collaborative and organic fashion. It’s a musically focused initiative with a good dash of “fellowship” – a great start to the week. We’ll see what we can achieve together, as we work towards performance opportunities intermittently throughout the year.





About the founders of the choir

Jim and Rob are great old friends and music writing partners. In high school at ESA they met when Rob launched Solstice which was carried on by Jim in year two and Emily from Metric in your three —— it’s still running more than 30 years later. They are proud to have launched and continue their work with the Choir and hope that it too will run to for another 30 years. They both like what they do and love working with WA members. Together they wrote Manitoba Music, a musical which launched at Rendezvous With Madness in 2018. They proudly launch their week with The Bruisers. No experience necessary, lots of experience welcome —- come on down folks.

Jim is currently on a break this spring term and looks forward to returning.

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