The Cawthra Park Secondary School chamber choir has played some big shows: Roy Thomson Hall with the TSO, the Air Canada Centre with Cirque du Soleil. But earlier this month they confirmed their biggest: singing with the Rolling Stones at the ACC on May 25 and June 6.
The 48-person choir made up of girls and boys in Grades 11 and 12 will be split in two, each half performing at one show. They'll sing backing vocals on the Stones' 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want.
The Stones have been performing for 51 years - three times longer than choir members have been alive.
Arts & Collabs
This year Arts & Crafts celebrates 10 years in the record biz, and it's marking its tin anniversary with two compilation albums - Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 (which came out in April) and Arts & Crafts X (May 28) - plus a massive Field Trip concert on June 8 at Fort York Garrison Commons.
And this week, another exciting collaboration kicks off: A&C x Norman Wong showcases the local photog's long history with the label's roster, including a black-and-white portrait series, opening tonight (Thursday, May 23) at 1093 Queen West, unit 2.
In addition, the winner of the label's short story contest in conjunction with Canadian publisher House of Anansi Press (entries must be inspired by BSS's breakthrough album You Forgot It In People) will be announced May 30 at the Broken Social Scene Story Project launch.
Local musicians took to Twitter to comment on the Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal in 140 characters or fewer:
@richkiddbeats the mayor's crack is showing
Kat Burns, KASHKA
@therealkatburns Had this crazy dream that @MayorRobFord was hanging with thugs smoking crack. Oh, what?
Damian Abraham, Fucked Up
Kevin Drew, Broken Social Scene
@KevinSelection6h Earthquakes and crack pipes.
Torquil Campbell, Stars
@torquilcampbell14h the fact that rob ford smokes crack is the thing i like most about him. make of that what you will.