"On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, strangers gather at No One Writes To The Colonel to sing Squeeze's "Tempted." They look over their sheet music, split into high, middle and low key registers and sing their hearts out, turning the forgotten 80s song into a robust execution of love. They are Choir! Choir! Choir! and they have strength in numbers. Last week, 110 people came to choir practice for the chance to take on Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."
The choir has only been operational since February 2nd and was founded by Nobu Adilman, a radio and television personality for CBC, and Daveed Goldman, the owner of Annex brunch joint Aunties & Uncles. Adilman proudly calls them a "no commitment choir." For the price of five bucks, anyone can join for the week's practice. (The fee covers the cost of the sheet music, the practice venue, and keeps the group afloat.) So far the choir has practiced close to 50 songs across all genres, including covers of Elliot Smith's "Battle Of Big Nothing," Slade's "Cum On Feel The Noize," and a glorious take on Loverboy's "Working For The Weekend."
After their cover of "Run To You" was recorded for the CBC's "Cover Me" competition, Bryan Adams sent them a complimentary tweet calling them "brilliant." Their cover of Sloan's "Everything You've Done Wrong" even wormed its way into a documentary on the band's 20th anniversary. …"
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