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Our first Urban Orchestra pop-up performance will feature Julie Nesrallah, a sensational singer, actress and broadcaster captivating audiences with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice. She is regularly engaged by leading opera companies, symphonies, festivals and chamber music ensembles across North America and around the world. For this show, Julie tells us she will offer a collection of "My Favourite Things" including a couple of dazzling arias, some cabaret songs, some showtunes, and some gorgeous Belle Epoque pieces that could melt a stone. Julie Nesrallah is a proud recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada as a singer and as the host of CBC Radio 2's national classical music program Tempo. She sang God Save the Queen for His Royal Highness Prince William and Her Royal Highness Princess Kate during Canada Day festivities in Ottawa on Parliament Hill in a performance that was viewed by millions of people around the world, and has graced the stage of Kurt Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall with classical harpist and Juno nominee, Caroline Léonardelli. Julie Nesrallah is also the Executive Producer and star of Carmen on Tap, a company she created that performs Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen as dinner theatre. Carmen on Tap has thrilled audiences at the Stratford Music Festival, the Prince Edward County Music Festival, the Hamilton Arts Crawl, the Ottawa International Music Festival, Lula Lounge in Toronto and the Velvet Room in Ottawa.
Experience a night at the opera in a casual home environment.* And! Matt & Andy (Two Blokes Cider), will be dropping by with enough pints for all of us - previewing their own upcoming season. *All $ will be given to the artists.
The Urban Orchestra is committed to making classical musical more accessible by literally closing the gap between the audience and the performers. Our orchestra performs in the round with the audience sitting a few feet away from the action - and in some cases inside the orchestra itself. We also host pop-up performances like this one presenting talented classical performers in unlikely venues.