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Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO Kids)

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Toronto
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 40% AIE

QSO Kids is a an extension of the Queer Songbook Orchestra, a Toronto based chamber pop ensemble dedicated to exploring and uplifting LGBTQ+ narrative through the lens of popular music. Formed in 2014, the QSO have toured extensively throughout Canada and collaborated with 200+ guest artists and storytellers from across the country. By weaving together story and song, the QSO curate intimate performances with the aim of building community, while fostering dialogue and broader understanding of LGBTQ+ experience. Falling under this broad umbrella, QSO Kids functions with a smaller ensemble, adapting and presenting these themes for young audiences.

Testimonials & Reviews

Reclaiming a hidden history of LGBTQ participation in pop culture, the QSO is actively invested in the politics of queer representation. THIS Magazine
9 out of 10... unleashing the unifying power of music Exclaim Magazine
The open and loving nature of this show became it's most impactful element The Queen's Journal

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