Kirtan Concert with Brenda McMorrow, Silence Sounds, Guelph ON

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Saturday, November 12

8:00 pm

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

$20 advance/ $25 day of event

Brenda at Bhakti Fest Midwest photo by Mitchell Manz

Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”.  As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide. With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour

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.