Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm still celebrating all the great reviews for Dark Star Requiem! Here's a shot of my collaborator, Andrew Staniland, and I at the Luminato party.

My friend, and previous poet laureate of Cobourg, Eric Winter gave me a large portion of his old Times Literary Supplements and London Review of Books, so that's what I'm doing this rainy Saturday morning! On the poetry front the Cobourg Poetry Workshop folks are canvassing funds for me to get to Halifax July 13 - 16th for the Poet Laureate Pow Wow - curated by Shauntay Grant (Halifax's PL) - hopefully I'll join 11 other PLs in that fair city!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well friends, the fat lady has sung, so to speak.
Dark Star Requiem opened to pretty damn good reviews! Koerner Hall was filled with Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson's beautiful staging, Tom Diamond's great direction, Wayne Strongman's wonderful conducting and magnificent performances from the Elmer Iseler Singers, Peter McGillivray, Marcus Nance, Neema Bickersteth, Krisztina Szabo, the Gryphon Trio and percussionists Ryan Scott and Mark Dugan. Phew! it was great!!
There are some great articles on Tapestry's FB page:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Getting Set for Dark Star!

Time is escalating towards the opening night of Dark Star Requiem at Luminato!!! Andrew came into town on Wednesday and rehearsals have been in full swing for a week! Beth and Ben, our fabulous designers, are planning some really beautiful visuals. The singers (all 24 of them!) sound fantastic and our director, Tom Diamond, is running around directing and looking pleased with everything. Exciting times!!!! I just have to find the right outfit!

We open on June 11th and if you haven't already, you can get your tix here:
More as it comes!