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World Stage Media Contact: Cary Mignault


Calling all Grumblers, Groaners, Whiners – and Singers!
For The World Stage Complaints Choir

TORONTO, ON (Nov. 17, 2010) – Harbourfront Centre is currently collecting beefs, gripes and nuisances for the World Stage 2010-11 Complaints Choir. For anyone with a penchant for complaining, this is the perfect opportunity to participate in a community-based project and express grievances great and small through song.

The Complaints Choir will sing at various locations during the week of March 21-26, 2011.

Anyone, of any age or gender, can participate in the high-spirited Complaints Choir both by submitting their gripes and joining the choir to turn daily frustrations and negative issues into an affably harmonious community composition.

Those interested in contributing their complaints and participating in this enriching experience can visit or call 416-973-4430. Choristers will meet in mid- to late-January with rehearsals taking place in early March. People of all singing abilities are encouraged to participate. Submission of complaints and participation in the choir is absolutely free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Developed by Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, the first Complaints Choir was organized in Birmingham, U.K. in 2005. After sweeping successes in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, the Complaints Choir movement has reached the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. To learn more visit

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2010-11 gratefully acknowledges the support of Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Intercontinental, the official host hotel of World Stage.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site it operates in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.


Media contact: Cary Mignault, 416-973-4655 or
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