The Bruisers as art critics? Workman Arts’ popular Bruised Years Choir offer their unique take on one dozen pieces of fine art from the 20th Anniversary Being Scene exhibition. Through music, of course, dahlings. A one-time musical event featuring the self-described “Bad News Bears” of choirs and ten artists currently showing as part of Being Scene.
Workman Arts’ BRUISED YEARS CHOIR was launched in 2015 as a 6-week course and has since grown to become a season-long initiative with more than 25 engaged Members. The Choir is led by Dora Award-winning music/theatre artist Jim LeFrancois (Director, Piano) and musician Rob Joy (Guitar) and is composed of Workman Arts Members. The Choir has a vast repertoire of innovative, re-arranged popular songs, many of which explore themes of madness and hope.
The Bruised Years Choir has performed at many events and venues, such as The Invictus Games, 5th Annual Patrick Conner Awards (Theatre Centre), CAMH’s Phase Three Ground-Breaking Ceremony, the Luminato Festival, the Royal Ontario Museum, and at the opening meeting for Toronto City Council’s 2018-19 session. The Choir can be booked for concerts, benefits and events.