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2014/15 Annual Report

Soundstreams’ 2014/15 season explored a gamut of musical eras, genres, and cultural traditions. New ventures included late-night concerts in intimate venues, the expansion of our Salon 21 series, and a commitment to immersive audience experiences in our main-stage series at Koerner Hall and Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Emboldened in particular by the dynamic audience reaction to…  Read More

Staff Holiday Music Picks

The employees at Soundstreams are obviously all big music fans. We decided to share some of our favourite holiday songs, to help get into the spirit of the season. Check out our picks below, and be sure to share your own favourites in the comments! Sarah Baumann, Director of Marketing & External Relations ‘White Christmas’…  Read More

Top 10 Moments of 2015

Thanks to you, our adventurous music-loving family, it’s been a great year, so we wanted to share some highlights and recognize YOU for helping make these milestones possible. If you have not yet made your donation to Soundstreams, there is still time to donate before the end of the tax year! If you have $75, $150, or…  Read More

Holiday Music

Every year at Soundstreams, we’re thankful for another wonderful year of music, and 2015 was no exception. After a successful 2014/15 season (read our annual report), we wanted to listen to some music to celebrate the holidays, and the end of 2015. Check back often, as this page will continually be updated until the end of the year!…  Read More

Opera Ramblings: ‘Handel plugged in’ (Electric Messiah review)

Soundstreams’ high concept show Electric Messiah opened at the Drake Underground last night. So what is Electric Messiah? It’s a potent mix of Handel/Jennens, four exceptional singers from varied backgrounds, electronics, turntable artists and electric guitars. It’s “staged” in the round in a dive bar with the audience and artists mixed up all over the…  Read More

Toronto Star: ‘How do you like your Messiah?’

George Frideric Handel wrote Messiah toward the end of his life and it has become his lasting legacy. First performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742, followed by its London premiere nearly a year later, it became known as one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music. Dipping into the St. James…  Read More

Artist Q&A with Gabriel Dharmoo

We’re excitedly preparing for the premiere of Electric Messiah on December 7 and 8, at our new venue, The Drake Underground. In honour of this new show, and what we hope will become a new holiday tradition, we chatted with Gabriel Dharmoo, one of the artists who will perform in Electric Messiah. Gabriel studied composition…  Read More