DAREarts Foundation Inc. for Children

DAREarts Foundation Inc. for Children

October 14, 2009 11:09 ET

Howard Rees and DAREarts Invite You

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) -

Howard Rees and DAREarts invite you to attend the 1st rehearsal of our 2009/2010 Outreach Project. 

What: Howard Rees/DAREarts Jazz Ensemble and Children's Choir

Who: Dr. Barry Harris, Howard Rees, Marilyn Field (DAREarts), and TDSB/TDCSB officials will be present, along with our 400 voice children's choir.

When: Thursday Oct. 15th, 9:30 - 11am

Location: Walmer Church/Centre, 188 Lowther Avenue, Toronto

Contact: Howard Rees (m) 416-937-8620 or Marilyn Field (w) 905-729-0097.

With great pleasure, we announce the 2nd year of our 5-year mandate to empower 'at risk' children in the GTA through hands-on exposure to the beauty and power of Jazz music. This year's target area is Toronto's downtown core. Working with the Toronto District School Board, we are delighted to say that our expectations have been surpassed. Doubled in size from our inaugural season, our children's jazz choir of 400+ voices will be augmented by a contingent from last year's program in North Etobicoke; a 50 voice teen choir, drawn from students at St. Joseph's College School and St. Mike's Boy's Choir; a big band; string section; the Toronto Jazz Chorus; Howard Rees' Trio and very special guests Dr. Barry Harris and Charles McPherson.

We believe that the dramatic increase in participation is an indication of both the great need for music programs in high priority areas of the GTA, and the quality of the work that we are doing to positively impact the children.

This year's project will conclude with a concert at the Koerner Hall, (RCM) on January 28th, 2010.

Please click on the link below, for additional project information:

Overview- Jazz Workshops.webloc (http://jazzworkshops.com/outreach-projects/overview)

Contact Information

  • Howard Rees
    (m) 416-937-8620
    DAREarts Foundation Inc. for Children
    Marilyn Field
    (w) 905-729-0097