Saturday, May 27, 2023
8 p.m., doors open at 7:15 p.m
Newmarket Legion, 707 Srigley St.
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Boreal is the magical musical collaboration of Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley and Angie Nussey. These three hard working singer-songwriters, each with their own longstanding, award winning careers, simply love playing music together. In the winter, Boreal shines their collective light on Canada’s coldest months with their show “Songs for the Snowy Season”. The brighter/warmer months are reserved for “Songs of Renewal”, a show that combines sun-loving, moon-watching, finger-snapping, heart-touching and deeply uplifting songs.
The trio’s spell binding harmonies, combined vocal prowess and tour-de-force song-writing make for a powerful musical event. With humour, storytelling and heart melting honesty, Boreal takes their audience on a journey of friendship, laughter and connection.
Boreal began in 2006, when singer-songwriters Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon, and Jude Vadala gathered around Jude’s kitchen table with the idea to create a show that would kickstart the winter with excitement and joy. Since each member of the trio was busy with their solo career, their idea was to perform a small tour (literally a “two-er”) together each December. The audiences were enthralled and so the harmonious trio expanded their touring and took their show “Songs for the Snowy Season” to soft seat theatres across Ontario.
Their stage show eventually turned into a masterfully recorded album called “Winter’s Welcome” which was released in 2014.
In 2019, Jude Vadala lovingly retired from Boreal and was replaced by singer-songwriter/producer Angie Nussey who enjoyed one tour with Boreal before the world started to change.
In the more isolated months of 2020 and with the momentum of learning to work ‘together-alone’, Boreal began recording individual parts on songs from their respective home studios and were able to release Katherine’s “Snow Falls Down” in November 2020. They continued to work both together and alone through 2021 and plan to release a new winter CD in December 2022. It will be their first full recording with Angie, whose songs “Shepherd of The Road”, “Snowball Fight of ‘92” and “Warm Hands” bring a robust dose of first-hand winter experience.
With a pocket full of new material, a spring tour which started in March, and a new album on the way, 2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for Boreal. The trio has been generating a momentum that has allowed each of them to shine from within their collaborative environment. With powerful live performances, beautifully recorded songs, and genuine off-stage camaraderie, these three singer-songwriters are a shining example of teamwork, compassion, and musical integrity.
"Boreal is the perfect blend of three amazing talents into one body of heavenly harmony, humour and class! We loved them!"
Ginny Clements (Innisfil Live Music, Innisfil, ON)
“With stunningly beautiful voices, Boreal captures the festive spirit like no other act I’ve ever presented. With exquisitely intricate harmonies and heartwarming stories, Boreal connects with their audience in a profound way. Our show was a sellout and we immediately booked them for next season! Highly recommended!”
George Scott (Songwriter’s Showcase Presenter, Alliston and Beeton, ON)
“Boreal graced our Acoustic Harvest stage with a brilliant, inspiring and memorable evening of beautiful song and glorious harmonies. They are truly Canadian treasures and we are so blessed to have them enriching our lives.”
Lillian Wauthier (Artistic Director - Acoustic Harvest, Toronto, ON)