Upcoming Kirtans in London,Toronto, Kingston (Feb. 20, Feb 27, March 5)

After some wonderful gatherings in Perth, Ottawa, Killaloe, Waterloo and Guelph, the White Swan Records CD re-release of Ameya celebrations continue!

Ameya - 2010 White Swan Records

London ON: Saturday, Feb. 20 7.30 pm – Kirtan – The Lotus Centre 140 Ann St, 519.642.2378 – lotuscentre.ca $15 advance/ $18 day of

Toronto ON: Saturday, Feb 27, 8pm – The Yoga Sanctuary 2 College St. Suite 306 416.928.3236 theyogasanctuary.net $15 advance/$20 day of

Kingston ON: Friday, March 5, 7.30pm – Feel Hot Yoga 80 Princess St. 613.547.YOGA (9642) feelyogakingston.com $15 advance/$20 day of

Stay tuned for details on April tour dates in California (these just in: Yoga Soup, Santa Barbara, April 10; Open Secret, San Rafael, April 15; East West Books, Mountainview, April 16; Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica, April 18 and !)

Brenda McMorrow Kirtan - Photo by Rishi Kumar

Feel Yoga - Kingston - Photo and design by Thomas Valentine

Upcoming 2010 Ontario Dates

London, ON: Thursday, Jan. 21 – 7.30 pm – Luminous Entrance – An Eco-Poetic Sound Opera featuring the poetry of Western’s Writer in Residence Penn Kemp, and the folk inspired melodies of Brenda McMorrow. Brescia University College, UWO, Brescia Auditorium 519-432-8353 ext. 28288 $15

Waterloo, ON:  Friday, Jan. 22 – 7.30 pm – Kirtan  – Community of Hearts Yoga 826 King St. N, Suite 21 – 519.880.9339 communityofheartsyoga.com $15 advance/$18 day of

Perth, ON: Thursday, Jan. 28 – 7.00- 9.00 pm -Workshop: An Introduction to the Art andPractice of Kirtan  The Yoga Connection 32 North St. yogaconnectionperth.org 613.267.7148 $25 at the door (cash only please)

Killaloe ON:  Friday, Jan. 29 – 8.00 pm – Kirtan The Earthship asomamusic.ca 613.757.2000 (w/ special guest Errol Staff Francis) $10

Ottawa ON: Saturday, Jan. 30 – 7.o0 pm Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St. pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 (w/ special guest Errol Starr Francis) $20 advance/$25 day of

Ottawa ON: Sunday, Jan. 31 – 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. Workshop: An Introduction to the Art and Practice of Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St. pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 $40 advance/ $45 day of

London ON: Thursday, Feb. 4 7.00– 9:00 pm – Workshop: An Introduction to the Art and

Practice of Kirtan –Downtown Yoga 236 Dundas St. 519.266.4096 downtownlondonyoga.ca

Guelph ON: Friday, Feb 5 7.30pm – Kirtan – Living Yoga & Health 105 Wyndham St., 519-767-1041 livingyoga.ca $15 advance/ $18 door

London ON: Saturday, Feb. 20 7.30 pm – Kirtan – The Lotus Centre 140 Ann St, 519.642.2378 – lotuscentre.ca $15 advance/ $18 day of

Toronto ON: Saturday, Feb 27, 8pm – The Yoga Sanctuary 2 College St. Suite 306 416.928.3236 theyogasanctuary.net $15 advance/$20 day of

Brenda’s upcoming events in Toronto, Guelph, Sharon, Waterloo and London

Fall Newsletter '09


Upcoming Kirtans, Workshops & Performances with

Brenda McMorrow  

Toronto:  Wednesday, September 9, Kirtan at 6:45 p.m.

Lecture by Meditation Master Claudiu Trandafir 7.30pm

243 Queen St.W, 2nd Floor 416-271-0746 – www.hridaya-yoga.com


Guelph:  Friday, September 18, 7.30pm

Living Yoga & Health- 105 Wyndham St, 519-767-1041             

www.livingyoga.ca $15 Advance/$18 Door


Toronto:  Saturday, September 19, 8pm

Rainbow Body Yoga

473A Church St.- 647-427-3669

www.rainbowbodyyoga.ca $15


Sharon:  Sunday, September 20, 3.00 pm

Words Alive Literary Festival

Sharon Temple

w/ Penn Kemp



London:  Saturday, Oct. 3

7.30 pm

The Lotus Centre

140 Ann St,

519-642-2378 – www.lotuscentre.ca

$15 /$18 Door


Waterloo:  Saturday, Oct. 17

7.30 pm

Community of Hearts Yoga

826 King St. N, Suite 21



$15 Advance/$18 Door


London:  Friday, Oct. 23, 7.00 – 10.00 pm

Bhakti Bliss Workshop –

Exploring the Joyous Practice of Sacred Chant

w/ Melina Bondy www.belovedyoga.ca

The Lotus Centre – 140 Ann St,

519-642-2378- www.lotuscentre.ca

$40 (register w/ a friend at $35 each)

Re:Vision – A Season Song Cycle w/ Penn Kemp, Brenda McMorrow & Pals at Aeolian Hall, London, Sat. August 15



Re:Vision - A Seasonal Song Cycle with Penn Kemp and Brenda McMorrow

Re:Vision - A Seasonal Song Cycle with Penn Kemp and Brenda McMorrow



Press Release:

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 8 pm. An Aeolian Summer Soirée Festival Event

Re:Vision, a seasonal song cycle of Penn Kemp’s Ecco Poetry with musician and composer Brenda McMorrow; dancer Ruth Douthwright; drummer Rob Menegoni; second voice Anne Anglin; electroacoustic composers John Magyar and Chris Meloche. We invite you to join us in a participatory performance that will raise the roof of the beloved Aeolian and reverberate through realms of possibility… Come celebrate our MotherWorld in sound and song! This evening will be recorded for a forthcoming Pendas CD, Spinning Possibilities.
The Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. Contact and more info: 519 672 7950, info@aeolianhall.ca, www.aeolianhall.ca 

Anne Anglin is a Dora Award winning actor and director. This year, she directed Bill Gilliam’s radio drama/new music concert at the Music Gallery in Toronto. She has directed and performed in many Sound Operas with Penn since their first production, Trance Dance Form, in 1976.

Ruth Douthwright is a contemporary dancer originally from London. She performs and choreographs with companies and producers worldwide, including L’Inattendue Compagnie (Belgium), Frey Faust’s Ardent Body Communications Dance Company, Florence Figols, Sarah Bild (Montreal) and Noh Theatre- Kyoto Arts Center.

Penn Kemp is Western’s writer-in-residence for 2009-10. Since Coach House Press published her first book in 1972, Penn has been pushing textual and aural boundaries, often in participatory performance work. Among her publications are twenty five books of poetry and drama, ten CDs of Sound Opera and several video poems.

John Magyar is a recording engineer, producer and long-time collaborator on most of Penn’s CDs and Sound Operas, starting with What the Ear Hears Last in 1999.

Brenda McMorrow, our Devotional Chant artist, began her musical career as a singer/ songwriter, co-founding the London folk/rock band, Julia Propeller. Brenda’s rich musical exploration led her from folk to jazz and now, in her debut Kirtan album, Ameya, to her unique blend of original melodies, world beats and sacred chants from India.

Chris Meloche is an electroacoustic composer and radio show host/producer of Wired for Sound on CHRW. His most recent project, Communication Breakdown, is a spoken word multi-media alt.opera.

Robert Menegoni has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years, touring with many different artists. Robert plays percussion with Barenaked Ladies and recently has performed Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, Lila, and Todd Norian.

Soundcheck at Guelph Little Theatre


photo by Jill Deevy