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Choir! Choir Choir! set to take over Charlottetown's Memorial Hall / CBC

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A Toronto choir that invites audience members to join in a mass of voices - and has had viral hits with a David Bowie tribute and Rufus Wainwright leading Hallelujah - is coming to Charlottetown. Choir! Choir Choir! will take over Memorial Hall next week with a special one-off fundraiser performance for Charlottetown's outdoor visual arts festival, Art in the Open. On August 26 at 8 p.m., the Toronto-based choral group will teach and guide the assembled crowd in singing ‘Ahead By A Century' by the Tragically Hip in the natural echo chamber that is Memorial Hall at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Choir! Choir! Choir! has been performing for six years, holding twice-weekly events in Toronto where they teach anyone who shows up how to sing a song, ending the evening by performing it all together. The group typically attracts 150 to Clinton's Tavern for its twice-weekly shows, but they've also had some much bigger events. Six days after David Bowie died, 550 singers turned out at the Art Gallery of Ontario to sing Space Oddity. The video has had more than 800,000 views. And then, in June, an even bigger event: Rufus Wainwright led more than 1,500 singers at the Luminato Festival in Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Including views on Wainwright's website and Facebook, the video has been watched more than 20 million times.


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