Songbook XI: Electrical soundwaves

Songbook XI

An intimate evening of music and song


Songbook is back for it’s eleventh edition! 

The fantastic baritone Jorell Williams ( called “magnificent” by the New York Times) headlines this concert, alongside pianist and Women in Musical Leadership Conductor Jennifer Tung. The pair are joined by up-and-coming opera stars of tomorrow, who perform selected pieces from Tapestry’s beautiful back-catalogue.

Songbook XI tickets

Tickets are general admission, but we’re so enthusiastic to return to sharing live music, we want it to be accessible to everyone. We are offering a few different prices for Songbook XI, and invite you to pick that makes sense to you.

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Playing Ball
Composed by Norbert Palej
Libretto by Marcia Johnson

Blind Woman
Composed by James Rolfe
Libretto by David Yee

The Golden Boy
Composed by Darren Russo
Libretto by Anusree Roy

Sooner Than Later
Composed by Cecilia Livingston
Libretto by David Yee

“Nichol’s Aria” from Iron Road
Composed by Ka Nin Chan
Libretto by Mark Brownell

Composed by Iman Habibi
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

“Double Slit Phillips” from The Perfect Screw
Composed by Abigail Richardson
Libretto by Alexis Diamond

“Wisdom” from Nigredo Hotel
Composed by Nic Gotham
Libretto by Ann-Marie MacDonald

“Cuba Libre” from Dark Star Requiem
Composed by Andrew Staniland
Libretto by Jill Battson

“Slims Aria” from Of Mice and Men
Composed by Carlisle Floyd
Libretto by Carlisle Floyd

“Namaste” from Mother Everest
Composed by Abigail Richardson
Libretto by Marjorie Chan

(What Rhymes with) Azimuth
Composed by Ivan Barbotin
Libretto by Liza Balkan

Miss Quickly
Composed by Iman Habibi
Libretto by David Brock

“Cinnamon Limbs” from She Sees Her Lover
Composed by Craig Galbraith
Libretto by Leanna Brodie

The Farewell Poo
Composed by Rene Orth
Libretto by Daniel Solon

“Ava’s Aria” from Rocking Horse Winner
Composed by Gareth Williams
Libretto by Anna Chatterton

Composed by Darren Fung
Libretto by Betty Jane Wylie

Composed by Ivan Barbotin
Libretto by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

To those fleeing terror, persecution and war
Composed by Rene Orth
Libretto by Kanika Ambrose

Ernest Balmer Studio

315-9 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

1 hour


Creative Team

  • Joey Morin: Lighting Technician
  • Joey Lau: Program Coordinator