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SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival returns to Harbourfront Centre
May 9-12, 2013

TORONTO, ON (March 20, 2013) – A cappella singers from around the globe take centre stage at Harbourfront Centre for SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival on May 9-12, 2013. Canadian and international talent will come together and present close to 100 performances, events and workshops. This unique festival runs for one weekend only and most events are free.

Feature concerts include the Swingle Singers, a UK-based multi-Grammy winning ensemble celebrating 50 years as a vocal supergroup; Sweden-based The Real Group, performing bop, vocalese, pop, and originals; and Moments to Remember: A Tribute to Harmony Groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s, honouring Frank Busseri of The Four Lads and featuring cast members from Forever Plaid.

Launched in 2012, SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival features a wide range of genres, spanning from pop and jazz groups to classical and gospel choirs to world music ensembles.

“This year we have expanded our programming to include cross-cultural collaborations and a world premiere concert of new Canadian choral works,” says artistic director Aaron Jensen, an award-winning, internationally-published composer, arranger and performer. “We have more than a few surprises up our sleeves for our 2013 season.”

Toronto’s only a cappella festival educates as well as entertains, with industry veterans leading vocal workshops for singers of all ages and levels of experience. SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival will include performances and interactive sessions geared to music fans, amateur singers and professionals alike.

Full event listings are available at harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/sing and www.SingToronto.com.

Buy your tickets today and get an early bird discount, offer valid until April 24, 2013. Tickets are available via Harbourfront Centre’s box office by calling 416-973-4000, Tuesday to Saturday, 1-6pm, or online at harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/sing.

ABOUT SING! THE TORONTO VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival is Toronto’s inaugural a cappella festival dedicated to celebrating Canadian and international vocal artists, and joined in collaboration by the same goals: to illustrate that the voice knows no limits – knows no constraints of genre, language or cultural background; to inspire and educate today's youth; and to foster a new and revitalized patronage for the vocal arts. For more information, visit www.SingToronto.com. SING! is co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors. For more information, visit harbourfrontcentre.com.

For information about getting to Harbourfront Centre during the Queens Quay Revitalization visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere.

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For more information, high-resolution images, media resources and/or to arrange interviews with performers, please contact:

Caroline Horcher
Catalyst Communications
caroline@catalyst-communications.ca
(416) 487-4415

Danielle Castellino
Communications Specialist, Harbourfront Centre
dcastellino@harbourfrontcentre.com
(416) 973-2997
General email: media_relations_dept@harbourfrontcentre.com




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