We've all heard stories of YouTube randoms impressing superstars with cover renditions of their songs. Well, super-sized Toronto community singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! have done just that with their cover of Tegan & Sara's Closer. The siblings liked it so much that they've invited C!C!C! directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman to perform alongside them at the Junos ceremony on March 30.
But instead of having the entire choir come to Winnipeg for the ceremony, the Quin sisters are assembling one made up of 20-plus fans. To take part, upload a video to YouTube of you singing Closer a cappella, title it "Closer Choir Submission" and tweet it with the hashtag #CloserChoir. Check teganandsara.com for contest rules.
Mystery at Massey
Rumour has it that Massey Hall has yet another innovative concert series up its sleeve.
A little bird told us that a new set of shows coming this spring and summer will feature bright young Canadian artists who might not have reached Neil Young status just yet but are well on their way to big careers.
The shows will also give patrons on a budget the opportunity to experience the historic landmark: tickets will be very reasonably priced.
Listen up for an official announcement (complete with artists and dates) on Wednesday (March 19).