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Mon November 20 2017
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION
    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered on a weekly basis. Payment is by donation, so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm. Weekly, starting September 11.*
    * NO group on Thanksgiving Monday.

    Cost: By donation
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
    Registration: Please email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    Facebook Link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1432853920127385

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Tue November 21 2017
  • Mindfulness and Music with Gary Diggins - High School Students
    4:30 pm

    An Eight Week Series
    Learn mindfulness through music making.
    Oct. 10 to Nov. 28
    (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. program for high school students)
    (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. program for adults)
    For registration and information: garyd@garydiggins.com
    Held at Silence - 46 Essex St. in Guelph

    [46 essex]

  • Mindfulness and Music with Gary Diggins - Adults
    7:30 pm

    An Eight Week Series
    Learn mindfulness through music making.
    Oct. 10 to Nov. 28
    (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. program for high school students)
    (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. program for adults)
    For registration and information: garyd@garydiggins.com
    Silence - 46 Essex St. in Guelph

    [46 essex]

Wed November 22 2017
  • Hillside AGM
    7:00 pm

    Private event.

    [46 essex]

Thu November 23 2017
  • Gary Diggins
    10:00 am

    [46 essex]

  • DreamSpeak - Ambient Music w/ Gary Diggins
    7:30 pm

    Gary Diggins and guests.
    $15

    Bring a yoga mat. Listen. Drop down.
    7:30 p.m.

    [46 essex]

Fri November 24 2017
  • 1st Annual Miniature Exhibition Opening Reception
    7:00 pm

    FREE of charge
    Opening reception: 7-9pm
    All ages, licensed

    Please join us at our 1st Annual Juried Miniature Exhibition as we celebrate the artworks of local and regional artists!

    All works of art are no larger than 6 x 6 inches (including frame)!

    The exhibition runs November 22 - December 20.

    Participating artists include:

    Adele D'Arcy
    Oxanna Adams
    Jane Baran
    Cecily Binning
    Erika Bishop
    Meredith Blackmore
    Rebecca Casalino
    Judy Daley
    Greg Denton
    Laura Hacker
    Emma Hawley-Yan
    J. Andrew Hillman
    Anne Jackson
    Madhumita Jaipuria
    Dixi Le Roux
    Colleen McCann
    Diane McCrimmon
    Lewis Melville
    Julia Narveson
    Michael Reece
    Jennifer Ronan-Vander Veen
    Moumita Roychowdhury
    Kaitlin Russell
    Goldie Sherman
    Ron Shuebrook
    Tamara Soto
    Dani Stahle
    Shelly Hawley Yan
    Peter Zevenhuizen

    [46 essex]

Sat November 25 2017
  • Silence Presents: Strings and Noise
    8:00 pm

    Doors 7:30pm
    Concert 8pm

    Tickets $15/PWYC at door

    BIO

    The duo strings & noise – Maiken Beer (cello) and Sophia Goidinger-Koch (violin) – was founded in 2015 and is the logical consequence of a friendship and long-running collaboration. These Vienna-based musicians are both members of the ensemble STUDIO DAN, play together in formations such as the Ensemble Platypus and the blackpageorchestra and have been part of many projects of the JazzWerkstatt Vienna.

    These two performers share the common belief that new music should be exciting and inspiring – not only for the initiated, but also for the untrained ear. In this collaboration, they search intently for the endless possibilities of sound and noise, unafraid to explore the limits of their instruments and their own playing. With relish and glee they tear down misperceptions that string instruments – especially when played by women- are made only for sweet-sounding melodies.

    After several acoustic duo programs and their music/dance performance DICE (developed together with the dancer Eva-Maria Schaller) they are now expanding their focus to works that involve electronics, video and performative elements- strings & noise plugged-in and out-of-the-box.

    Program:
    Simon Steen-Andersen - study für string instrument #1 (2007)
    Jennifer Walshe - Wash Me Wither Than Snow (2013)
    Jessie Marino - Rot Blau (2009)
    Caitlin Smith - Joan Jett Kicks Off Her Boots, Finishes Her Beer And Takes A Deep Breath (2017)
    Bernd Satzinger - Rooms (2017)
    Pierre Jodlowski - In & Out (2004)

    LINKS

    http://www.stringsandnoise.com

    [46 essex]

Sun November 26 2017
  • Sonica w/ Gary Diggins
    10:00 am

    Soundscapes for well-being.
    10 a.m. to noon $20
    [46 essex]

  • James Gordon and Jeff Bird: 40 Years Down In The Folk Mines
    3:00 pm

    Matinee
    Doors at 2:30pm
    Concert at 3pm

    Tickets $20 at the door or in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/james-gordon-and-jeff-bird-40-years-later-tickets-38859696398

    For info, email james@jamesgordon.ca

    Yes, it was 40 years ago that two young U of G students met in the Carden Street Cafe, (which James happened to own )- and they started a musical friendship that has endured. They played as a duo for a year, then with Randy Sutherland formed Tamarack. Jeff left that band to join Cowboy Junkies, which is still going strong, and he's played on many of James' solo projects over the years. This anniversary concert will feature music that spans their entire musical journey together, along with road stories, surprises, and a stage-full of instruments. This promises to be a memorable evening!

    James Gordon

    James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured relentlessly around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the ‘Basic Black” and “Ontario Morning” programs.

    [46 essex]

  • James Gordon and Jeff Bird: 40 Years Down In The Folk Mines
    8:00 pm

    Doors at 7:30pm
    Concert at 8pm
    Tickets $20 at the door or in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/james-gordon-and-jeff-bird-40-years-later-tickets-38859696398

    For info, email james@jamesgordon.ca

    Yes, it was 40 years ago that two young U of G students met in the Carden Street Cafe, (which James happened to own )- and they started a musical friendship that has endured. They played as a duo for a year, then with Randy Sutherland formed Tamarack. Jeff left that band to join Cowboy Junkies, which is still going strong, and he's played on many of James' solo projects over the years. This anniversary concert will feature music that spans their entire musical journey together, along with road stories, surprises, and a stage-full of instruments. This promises to be a memorable evening!

    James Gordon

    James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured relentlessly around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the ‘Basic Black” and “Ontario Morning” programs.

    [46 essex]

Mon November 27 2017
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION
    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered on a weekly basis. Payment is by donation, so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm. Weekly, starting September 11.*
    * NO group on Thanksgiving Monday.

    Cost: By donation
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
    Registration: Please email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    Facebook Link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1432853920127385

    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (beginner)
    7:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20.
    Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (intermediate)
    8:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20
    [46 Essex]

Tue November 28 2017
  • Mindfulness and Music with Gary Diggins - High School Students
    4:30 pm

    An Eight Week Series
    Learn mindfulness through music making.
    Oct. 10 to Nov. 28
    (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. program for high school students)
    (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. program for adults)
    For registration and information: garyd@garydiggins.com
    Held at Silence - 46 Essex St. in Guelph

    [46 essex]

  • Mindfulness and Music with Gary Diggins - Adults
    7:30 pm

    An Eight Week Series
    Learn mindfulness through music making.
    Oct. 10 to Nov. 28
    (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. program for high school students)
    (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. program for adults)
    For registration and information: garyd@garydiggins.com
    Silence - 46 Essex St. in Guelph

    [46 essex]

Wed November 29 2017
  • Gary Diggins
    10:00 am

    [46 essex]

  • Moving the Body, Sounding the Soul w/ Gary Diggins and Eva Dametto
    7:30 pm

    Gary Diggins and Eva Dametto
    Moving the Body, Sounding the Soul

    7:30 start $20

    Sound, movement, meditation.
    Deeply relaxing and contemplative.

    [46 essex]

Thu November 30 2017
  • Silence and Kazoo! Present: Jessica Moss with Special Guest Ben Shemie
    8:00 pm

    Doors at 8pm
    Show at 8:30pm

    JESSICA MOSS
    WEB LINK
    http://cstrecords.com/jessica-moss/
    https://www.facebook.com/jessicamossmusic/

    VIDEO LINKS
    https://vimeo.com/215714642
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQgHV_f6Xus&t=524s

    BIO
    Montreal violinist Jessica Moss has performed and recorded with a wide spectrum of ensembles over the last two decades. Best known as a permanent member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, she was also a founding member of avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, recorded and toured with the Vic Chesnutt band for the two albums released on Constellation, and worked extensively with Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista. She has also performed and recorded as a guest with many of Montreal’s best known artists, most recently with Big|Brave on their acclaimed 2016 record for Southern Lord. She was featured in Jem Cohen’s Empires of Tin project, and joined members of Godspeed, Fugazi, White Magic and Dirty Three to perform the live score to Cohen’s film We Have An Anchor in various locations at Europe and the USA. Most recently she’s been collaborating and performing with the band Laniakea, featuring Daniel O’Sullivan (Ulver, Grumbling Fur, Æthenor, This Is Not This Heat) and Massimo Pupillo (Zu).

    Though she’s been playing violin practically her entire life, Jessica has always felt most at home in a collaborative setting and has been steadfastly devoted to the practice of ensemble playing. This has generally meant creation 'in the service of': the other parts being played, the lyrics being sung, the structure of the song, and/or the recording and mixing at hand. The practices inherent in group creation and performance inform her very person in many ways and have given her a deep understanding and respect for both group dynamics and 'working communities' in general.

    Moss’ catalyst to create solo work was a 2014 virtual collaboration with Olympia, USA musician Kevin Doria, who creates intensely rich and layered minimalist drone music under the moniker Total Life and with his bands Growing and Hiss Tracts. Simultaneously she was commissioned by La Biennale de Montréal to create a site specific composition that reflected on the theme of the 2014 exhibition.

    Alone in her practice space equipped with the tools, methods, and experiences gleaned from years in studios, rehearsal spaces, performing and touring, Jessica commenced building her unique style and structure. The music that came was longform and narrative, conjuring images with sounds and melodies and occasional lyrics, and telling exigent stories of troubled times. Written by ear and memory and never committed to paper, Moss conceives for live performance, where she makes use of violin, a myriad of pedals, a microphone, and three amplifiers.

    Moss says she feels aligned with the transportive nature of storytelling tradition. By creating narrative music around subjects already on many minds, she aims to create a space for collective reflection. She believes sharing such “transporting moments” can be both balm and a catalyst to engagement .

    In 2015 Jessica self-released the cassette Under Plastic Island, a beautiful, swirling meditation on the island of plastic trash floating in the ocean, the result of a trip to Brooklyn during which she spent time in the basement recording studio of friend and occasional collaborator Guy Picciotto.

    In the last 18 months she has been invited to perform solo at Le Guess Who in Utrecht, ATP in Wales, Pop Montreal, La Biennale de Montréal, and Suoni Per Il Popolo. For the 2017 edition of Big Ears Festival (Knoxville, USA), Moss will perform solo as well as undertake multiple collaborative performances with Cohen’s Gravity Hill project (featuring Guy Picciotto, Jim White, Matana Roberts and others).

    May 2017 heralds Jessica Moss’ first official full-length solo release. Comprised of two side-length multi-movement compositions, Pools Of Light is a stunning work that unfolds at a stately, inexorable pace, combining sound-art and signal-processed timbres, extended melodic and contrapuntal lines, and the periodic deployment of stark, minimalist vocals. Recorded with kindred spirit Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and released on the only label home she knows, Jessica says she “is feeling fucking grateful to be doing what I’m doing right now” and hopes to see you on the road.

    [46 essex]

Fri December 1 2017
  • Silence Presents: The Burning Hell w/ Special Guests Blimp Rock (Solo)
    8:30 pm

    Doors at 8pm
    Show at 8:30pm

    $10/PWYC

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654905661206982
    For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/silence-presents-burning-hell-w-special-guests-blimp-rock-tickets-39481988691

    THE BURNING HELL

    BIO:
    The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way. In its current formation, The Burning Hell has Mathias Kom joined by longtime collaborators Ariel Sharratt (bass clarinet, drums) and Darren Browne (bass guitar, bouzouki). In the autumn of 2017, The Burning Hell will release their eighth full-length album, Revival Beach, and embark on a tour that will take them from the Rocky Mountains to the Mountains of Mourne, across the Tyrrhenian and the Norwegian Seas, and many other places in between. Always restless, The Burning Hell looks forward to a year of new sounds, new songs, and new people to share them with.

    PRESS:
    "The wordy songsmith behind Canadian quintet The Burning Hell, Mathias Kom has a dry wit and sharp eye that elevate indie-rock tunes into offbeat storytelling treats." - Uncut Magazine

    "Those who love The Burning Hell really love them, and can't wait to share their respect for creative driving force Mathias Kom's hyper-literate, warm, and witty stories...Kom’s rapid fire lyrics contain deep emotional depth and wide narrative breadth while keeping a common touch." The Digital Fix

    "[On Don't Believe The Hyperreal] Ariel and Mathias open themselves up both
    emotionally and artistically: it could be a mess but it’s actually a tight disciplined look at love in the 21st century." - Americana UK

    "Canada's The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces." - Drowned in Sound

    "Kom sings what he sees, from truculent kids and their smugly indulgent parents to corrupt corporate greed, to some things he doesn't: Norse gods and the futility of cults. His half-spoken baritone will appeal to fans of punk vet Jonathan Richman, the music to those of pioneering alt-rockers They Might Be Giants. If that sounds a little too college rock clever, rest assured that Kom's music falls on the right side of the indie rails, knowing but always careful to let the listener in on the joke." - Q Magazine

    "Even Jesus is going to enjoy this once he finally gets here." - Tom Robbins, BBC Introducing

    Links:
    www.wearetheburninghell.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/theburninghell/

    Videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRph805nJE *NSFW*
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEEqkT6GCW8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-A0cJK3skk
    **NEW VIDEO COMING WITHIN WEEKS

    BLIMP ROCK (SOLO)

    BIO:
    Blimp Rock is an innovative music cooperative with one simple goal: to purchase an airship and host the world’s first blimp-based music festival over Lake Ontario, through the sale of easy listening rock. On behalf of parent corporation Blimp Rock Enterprises, Blimp Rock frontman Peter Demakos writes simple tunes that hearken back to a simpler era – a time when hydrogen was loved and not feared for its combustible properties.

    First market tested in 2013 with the release of self-titled album Blimp Rock, Blimp Rock’s comedic indie rock was a surprise success for Blimp Rock Enterprises, easily outpacing their previously top-performing investment in Rolodex futures. The band’s whimsical everyday subject matter and Demakos’ laconic delivery struck a cord with audiences worldwide, and the tour dates followed. Over a star-studded ensuing year the band has toured the world, presenting the Blimp Rock message through music and PowerPoint in all the world’s finest cities: Paris, Peterborough, Berlin and Windsor.

    Soap Opera, the third Blimp Rock album, was released to the public on June 16th, 2017. A thematic tribute to coming clean, it's also the first album to be released in bars of soap. Showering light on subjects ranging from coping with breakups to navigating a friendship with Satan, Soap Opera is (literally) Blimp Rock's most refreshing record to date.

    PRESS:
    (4/5) "endearingly quirky songs with a Lou Reed-in-a-glam-phase twist... their real power lies in the increasingly sophisticated rock and roll."
    - NOW Magazine

    "Fans of Sufjan Stevens and The Weakerthans would no doubt enjoy this kind of songwriting."
    - Adam Carter, CBC

    LINKS:

    http://auteurresearch.com/artists/blimp-rock/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLgPo3csfY&feature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuW1F7PR22U

    [46 essex]

Sat December 2 2017
  • Summer Waters Show
    8:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Sun December 3 2017
  • Worldwide Womb Blessings
    6:00 pm

    For more information email catherinekormendy@gmail.com.

    [46 essex]

Mon December 4 2017
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION
    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered on a weekly basis. Payment is by donation, so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm. Weekly, starting September 11.*
    * NO group on Thanksgiving Monday.

    Cost: By donation
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
    Registration: Please email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    Facebook Link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1432853920127385

    [46 essex]

Tue December 5 2017
  • Quiet Time
    5:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Wed December 6 2017
  • Jam Night w/ Guests Electric Gas
    7:00 pm

    All ages, $5/PWYC, licensed.

    Calling beginning, intermediate and advanced musicians to come out and jam on the first Wednesday of every month! This is an electric jam and all instruments are welcome! Sign up at Silence starting at 6:30 pm and jam between 7-9 pm. Bring an instrument. Guitar and bass players, bring an amp. Silence provides P.A., piano, drum kit, mics, bongos and atmosphere!

    Our featured guests on December 6 are Jay Carraro and Chris Dallan of Electric Gas, a Kitchener / Guelph based songwriting duo.

    Their music fuses lyric driven rock 'n roll with feel good grooves in the energy of The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones. Their vocal crafted harmonies along with chordal guitarmonies compliment each other in both the acoustic duo and the full electric band styles. Currently they're writing and performing tunes that will be on their first album, due to be released in 2018.

    Music was the spark for a friendship that began over twenty five years ago in Miss Pellin's grade one classroom, where Jay and Chris performed for the first time together in an air-band called 'The Living Dead'.

    When they both coincidentally began taking guitar lessons on the same day (with the same teacher), it became obvious that a musical connection was born. From their high school punk band 'skov' to the later 'Hideaway', (former house band at Guelph bar, Bubba Gibbs), to a more recent monthly gig at The Blue Moon, plus a hundred shows in between; Carraro and Dallan continue to hone their craft.

    Their energy fuels 'Electric Gas' and ignites a live performance that will turn on your love light.

    [46 essex]

Thu December 7 2017
  • Gary Diggins/Sir Wilfred Laurier Student Session
    12:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Fri December 8 2017
  • IICSI Event
    6:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Sun December 10 2017
  • Sunday Muse
    12:00 pm

    Private event.

    [46 Essex]

Mon December 11 2017
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION
    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered on a weekly basis. Payment is by donation, so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm. Weekly, starting September 11.*
    * NO group on Thanksgiving Monday.

    Cost: By donation
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph
    Registration: Please email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    Facebook Link:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1432853920127385

    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (beginner)
    7:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20.
    Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (intermediate)
    8:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20
    [46 Essex]

Tue December 12 2017
  • Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble and New Horizons
    7:00 pm

    $10/PWYC
    Concert at 7pm

    Guelph Jazz Ensembles

    The Guelph Youth Jazz Ensembles are partnering with the New Horizons Jazz Ensembles to present an evening of jazz.

    The award winning Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble program provides youth an opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the jazz language.

    The New Horizons Band Guelph program provides an opportunity for adults of any ability to explore music in a variety of ensembles from concert band and theory groups to flute choirs and brass ensembles. This collaboration will feature the jazz improvisation group and the jazz performance ensemble.

    The two youth ensembles and two New Horizons ensembles will each play a half hour set beginning at 7pm. The event is open to anyone who has interest in listening to and supporting all the members in their journey of discovering jazz!

    gyje.org and nhbguelph.com for more information.

    [46 essex]

Sat December 16 2017
  • Silence Holiday Market
    10:00 am

    Please contact info@silencesounds.ca if you would like to be a vendor.

    [46 essex]

  • Winter Equinox with Gary Diggins
    8:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Sun December 17 2017
  • Red Tent
    7:00 pm

    For more information email catherinekormendy@gmail.com.

    [46 essex]

Mon December 18 2017
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Red Tent Drop In
    12:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Tue December 19 2017
  • Quiet Time
    5:00 pm

    [46 essex]

  • Silence Presents: The O'Pears and The Lifers
    7:00 pm

    Doors at 7pm
    Music at 7:30pm
    Tickets: $20 general admission / $10/PWYC for students

    Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.

    The O'Pears and The Lifers are pairing up to play a Yuletide Concert in Guelph, complete with gingerbread harmonies and mistletoe melodies.

    About the music:

    The O'Pears and The Lifers met on a sunny Saturday morning last summer, at Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival. After a quick 'hello', the five women began singing together for the first time - and that's when the magic began, as tends to happen on festival workshop stages. As the two groups continue to grow, they are thrilled to finally share the stage again for a Yuletide Concert as part of the Silence Presents series. The Lifers will warm up the stage, followed by a set by The O'Pears, and they will finish off by going full-circle to sing a few wintery songs together.

    ~ The O'Pears ~

    The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini, three songwriters who weave stories that stir t​​he spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music. Like Those Nights, their debut album, features soaring harmonies and a seamless blend, evoking the profound intimacy of Nick Drake, the sister-like blend of The Staves and the dynamic harmony of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Live performances turn the loudest bar into the warmest house concert, with their endearing, unabashed personalities balancing the intimate sincerity of the songs. They recently performed to high acclaim at festivals such as Summerfolk, Stewart Park Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, garnered radio play across Canada, including CBC, and have been featured live with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, Michelle Willis, and Coco Love Alcorn. A striking mix of tight a cappella and rootsy instrumentation, Like Those Nights explores lessons learned about love and loss through the eyes and hearts of young Canadian storytellers. The O’Pears continue to bring a strong, honest voice to the modern female perspective.

    Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ3eBeR68Ro

    ~ The Lifers ~

    The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario. Their intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength. Softly plucked strings, accordion swells, and lush cello and upright bass arrangements give way to rip-roaring drums, soaring melodies and overdriven frenetic strums. Their stories juxtapose tenderness and explosive energy, sometimes within a single breath. The Lifers explore notions of home, family and community, highlighting the beauty, vulnerability and power of nature, challenging both genre and audience.
    With influences like Feist, Dan Mangan and The Staves, The Lifers have released LP "Out and In" (2016) and EP "Set the Sails" (2014). Whether in an intimate duo arrangement or with the thunderous six-piece band, The Lifers have been an unexpected gem at festivals such as Hillside and Summerfolk (2016), on Canada's East (2015, 2017) and West (2015) Coasts, and in listening rooms and on radio waves around Southern Ontario. Sister, the single for their second LP (May 2018), will be released in Fall 2017.

    Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzCSLSb2Rg

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