Born at a 3 am Nuit Blanche Concert in Guelph, ONDINE CHORUS is a vocal ensemble guided by Co-Artistic Directors Shannon Kingsbury and Sue Smith. Performances include a mix of composed and improvised works often in site specific and unusual venues and often in collaboration with artists across many disciplines.
Ondine Chorus is: David Beattie,Tricia Brubacher, Shannon Kingsbury, Tannis Slimmon, Sue Smith and Special Guest Instrumentalists Jeff Bird and Gary Diggins.
When the December Ice Storm descended upon southwestern Ontario and caused Ondine Chorus to cancel a Stratford concert, the sudden availability of time combined with Lewis Melville's offer to seize the opportunity to record, instigated the creation of this EP. If you listen closely you may hear the crackle of the fireplace as the seven musicians and singers huddled around microphones on the cold December evening.