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The sold-out sensation returns! A stripped down, surround sound electro-improv Messiah for today's Toronto.
“This is the naughty boy of Messiahs and not to be missed!” —operaramblings blog

Is it possible to become re-sensitized to this ubiquitous musical masterpiece by taking it apart and putting it back together again? Stripping Handel’s music back down to its barest essentials, Electric Messiah enables four singers, accompanied by guitar and electronics, to explore a selection of the work’s most popular movements through the lens of their own unique styles and cultural backgrounds.

Staged in the intimate, cabaret-style underground of Toronto’s iconic Drake Hotel, it’s an eclectic collaboration among some of Toronto’s most creative singers and instrumentalists, with staging by Ashlie Corcoran. Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah will reconnect you to the music of the holiday season in a way that is surprising, fresh, and above all, FUN.

Featured artists:

Gabriel Dharmoo, Vocals
Christine Duncan, Vocals
Jeremy Dutcher, Vocals
John Gzowski, Guitar
Carla Huhtanen, Vocals
Jeff McLeod, Organ
SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson) and Lybido, Turntables/Dance

Creative Team:

Ashlie Corcoran, Dramaturg
Adam Scime, Musical Director
Oz Weaver, Lighting Designer

Original concept by Kyle Brenders.

Venue: The Drake Hotel Underground (FAQ)
Start time: Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show begins at 8:00 pm
Concert duration: Approximately one hour

TICKETS: $15 in advance through Eventbrite or $20 at the door.
PERKS: Receive a 15% discount on dining at The Drake before the show (food only).

Seating is first come, first served.
There will be a cash bar.
The Drake Underground is not wheelchair accessible, our apologies.

The Ear Candy Series is supported by:
NOW Magazine, Sovereign State