Meet our Conductor
Patrick Rose has been conducting our sing along every Monday night for 26 years. His background in theatre music is extensive, having performed in London's West End ("Lady Be Good"), Off Broadway ("A Bistro Car"), and many other theatres across Canada. He takes great joy in making music and truly believes that music is a unifying force in our world.
Meet our Pianist
Composer, Musical Director, Producer (television theatre), David Warrack toured with Maureen Forrester for 15 years and also with Ben Heppner, Michael Burgess, Rebecca Caine, Jeff Hyslop and many others. He is the conductor of the Canada Pops Orchestra and conducted "Shenandoah" on Broadway. He is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore awards for Canadian theatre. Currently he is the musical director for "Your All Time Classic Hit Parade" in its fourth season on VisionTV.
Meet our Manager
For the past 25 years our group has gathered as part of the now completely virtual Avenue Road Arts School in Toronto. Keen to get our group back together and singing in person again, we have rebranded ourselves as Sing Out Loud in Toronto.Whether you have been a lifelong singer or are looking to take up singing for the first time, we welcome all singers with open arms! We have a song book with over 400 songs that cover an array of decades and genres.
Doug Balfour is a versatile musician from Toronto who has performed across the country for more than forty years. He is skilled in many styles of music, from hard stomping boogie woogie, to swinging velvet jazz standards to Chopinesque classical interludes. Doug has worked extensively as a music director and arranger for such shows as Forever Plaid, Forever Swing, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and Ain’t Misbehaving. He also is an accomplished accompanist, working with singers like Suzi Wesson, Leisa Way, Michael Buble and Karin Plato.
Zoey brings to Q&A an extensive theatrical background (in Canada, US and England) and years of customized comedy and improv. Tony brings an impressive resume of musical experience that includes a Juno and more than twenty original albums. It makes for an unusual blending of backgrounds and interests that somehow just works! The duo’s well- crafted songs range from jazz and swing to folk and bluegrass - and beyond. The duo has written more than 125 songs to date and has recorded five original albums.
It’s pretty likely that you'll recognize Mark Kersey from somewhere even if you’ve never met him! He played Mark The Repairman on the Mr. Dressup show for over 10 years, and has appeared in DOZENS of TV commercials across Canada and the USA! Mark has performed across North America with his family-oriented show The Stylamanders for years!
The former Blue Jays organist is an honours graduate of the music program at Humber College, and is a Canadian National Yo-Yo champion!
Suzi Wesson is a versatile actor/singer/songwriter who toured extensively with Les Misérables. She trotted out her big band chops to sing with The Uptown Swing Band, and fronts The Dark Angel Blues Band, as well as being featured at Jaymz Bee’s Vocal Jazz Safari. With musical partner Doug Balfour, Suzi has performed across the province, everywhere from The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill to the Royal Theatre Thousand Islands to the Lighthouse Blues Festival in Kincardine. Suzi’s musical repertoire is extensive, ranging from show tunes to smooth jazz, classics to country, rock ‘n roll to rhythm and blues – because a great tune is a great tune, no matter the style!
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