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Wexford Makes the grade in the press again!

The Canadian Press features the work of the Wexford Gleeks this week leading up to National Showchoir Championships.  Check out the story.

Photo courtesy of Frank Gunn/Canadian Press

 

 

 

Gleeks Featured in Toronto Star

 

 

Check out the article and video featuring the Wexford Gleeks!

Click here for video

Wex gets new seats!

Audiences rave – now sitting in comfort!

Check out the new seats in the auditorium! Long time fans of WexPA
are loving the new seating and thank all those who made it possible!

A huge round of applause goes out to TDSB admin staff instrumental
in getting the project off the ground: Ms. Rauda Dickinson, our former
Superintendent; Ms. Nadira Persaud, our current Superintendent; and the
link-pin person who really enabled this project to all come together, the Chief
Facilities Officer for the TDSB, Mr. Angelos Bacopoulos. It was Angelos’s team
of tradesmen who did the front line work, installing everything, thank you!
These guys worked on weekends and through the Winter Break, to meet the tight timelines
that had been set.

The auditorium isn’t just for shows, during the school year this
is a classroom for the Performing Arts Department, and the guys did a great job
working around schedules to make things happen.
Thanks also goes out to Steve Messina and Ken McCloud who supervised and
assisted with the work!

Seat Sponsorship Program

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See the video of the incredible transformation!

 

Gleeks ROCK CBC Radio One!

The Wexford Gleeks ROCKED live to air March 30th from the Glenn Gould Studio!

CBC’s Metro Morning hosted the Gleeks March 30th, featuring five rockin numbers!  Peformance times were approximately 5:48am (yes AM!!) 6:20am, 6:48am, 7:20am and 8:20am!  This meant a sound check in the wee hours Friday for the crew!

 

Check out the podcasts of the entire morning on CBC, celebraing the retirement of long time Metro Morning personality, Jim Curran!  Click the links to download and LISTEN!

Podcasts

Phenomenal Woman – 01 Phenomenal Woman

Interview with Ann Merriam / Your Song –    02 Interview and Your Song

Interview Ann Merriam / Don’t Stop Believin’ – 03 Interview and Don’t Stop Believin

Rumour / Grapevine mashup –  04 Rumour_ Grapevine

Pop Medley – 05 Pop Medly

Congratulations on a fantastic performance Gleeks!  On to Showchoir Canada Nationals in April!

Photos courtesy of Tanja Tiziana/CBC

Gleeks to Rock Showchoir Canada Nationals

Join the Wexford Gleeks April 13th & 14th at the SONY Centre!

Be a part of the action as the Wexford Gleeks defend their title at this years Showchoir Canada national championships, April 13th & 14th at the SONY centre.

Tickets are available online.

Click here for a full competition schedule.

Come join in the fun and cheer on the Gleeks as they take this year’s title!

Wexford shares the stage with Alvin Ailey

Reaching for the Stars with the Premiere American Dance Theatre Company!

The students of Music Theatre were showing their stuff with members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre company at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts this winter.  A lecutre and workshop for the students was graciously provided by the troupe during the tour that stopped in Toronto.

Global News was on the scene, check out the story.

Missed the Gleeks on ‘Sounds of the Season’? Listen….

Congratulations go out to the Wexford Gleeks on their fantastic CBC Radio ‘Sounds of the Season’ spot today!  If you missed it live to air, check out the CBC Radio One broadcast online featuring Ann Merriam’s interview where she reflects on her team’s ‘jewel’ in Scarborough and, of course hear the Gleeks doing their ‘vocal parts’ to support the Daily Bread Food Bank in the CBC Atrium!

 

Wexford Gleeks on CBC’s ‘Sounds of the Season’ Dec. 15th, noon – 1pm

Be sure not to miss our Gleeks peforming live to air on CBC Radio, or if you can make it down to the CBC Atrium on Thursday December 15th for their performance on  ‘Sounds of the Season’.

 

Check out the CBC website for more details on the lineup and location!

Global TV Gets it’s Gleek On!

Photo: Ian Kelso

The Wexford Gleeks were featured on Global TV’s Newshour at 6 this evening. Check out the story at globaltv.com

Congratulations Wexford Gleeks 2011, Canadian National Showchoir Champs!

 

Wex Wins!

The Wexford Gleeks win the 1st annual Canadian National Showchoir Championships! A tour de force performance by the Gleeks literally blew the roof off of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday afternoon, dazzling an awestruck panel of judges and a completely Gleek-a-fied audience!

The Gleeks took first prize with their sizzling mashup of Lady Marmalade, hooked up with the South Pacific classic ‘Nothing Like a Dame’, a tender rendition of Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ and mindblowing ‘RENT’ medly finale.

Amazing job Gleeks! You should be incredibly proud of your accomplishment!

Media Links

Click for a short audio clip of the Wexford Gleeks rockin’ True Colours Live
More on the Gleeks at inside toronto, torontoist & CBC news
Torontoist hails the winners here
Inside Toronto celebrates the Wex win here
CBC Radio talks about the win here
Live video of the Wex win here
Host Elena Juatco’s blog posting here. She just can’t say enough about how ‘The Wex Was Won!’ Thanks Elana, you ROCK!