Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow, Silence Sounds, Guelph ON
Saturday, November 12
Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow featuring Chris Gartner on bass and Shannon Kingsbury on vocals and harmonium
Join us for a very special evening of kirtan (call and response chanting) and sacred song with Brenda McMorrow and friends.
46 Essex St.,
Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3K8
email: info at brendamcmorrow.com
$20 advance/ $25 day of event
Chris Gartner is a Toronto based producer, bass player, and composer. He has been a sought after accompanist on albums, and tours around the world for well over the last 20 years. Chris has produced JUNO nominated recordings, and can be heard playing on over 100 albums. He has been honoured with the Grand Prize in the JOHN LENNON International Songwriting Contest as a co-composer, and has recorded with Grammy winning cellist DAVID DARLING,keyboardist GARTH HUDSON (The BAND), LOREENA MCKENNITT, KEVIN HEARN(Barenaked Ladies), and MARY MARGARET O'HARA among many others. Chris has performed with a number of Kirtan artists including: DAVID NEWMAN, BRENDA MCMORROW, GIRISH, SWAHA, LANA SUGARMAN, ADAM BAUER, SUZANNE STERLING, SHANTALA, and DAVE STRINGER.
Shannon Kingsbury is a singer, songwriter, harpist and music educator based in Guelph Ontario. Her diverse performing career has included work on film soundtracks, stage and recording studio works. A tireless collaborator and innovator, Shannon has created a number of multi-disciplinary presentations in conjunction with groups like Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Choreographer Karen Kaeja, Fall on Your Feet Dance Collective, aerial silk artists Vol-au-vent and more. Along with Sue Smith, Shannon is Co-Artistic Director of Ondine Chorus, a vocal ensemble dedicated to the development and staging of long form vocal compositions, often incorporating improvisation and movement. Shannon presently studies lever harp with Toronto based harp specialist and composer Sharlene Wallace, while also developing new material for her 2nd release and new compostitions for Ondine Chorus.