FACES & Friends fundraising concert coming up this Wednesday Nov. 21!

Join ESA parents, alumni, parents of alumni and community “friends” supporting ESA for a feel-good concert of vocal music ranging from folk, to opera, music theatre, and vintage jazz. It will be a night to remember in the intimate setting of Mimico Baptist Church, located South of the Queensway near Royal York and Mimico Ave.

“FACES & Friends” fundraising concert for ESA
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.
Pay what you can. (Suggested $10 – $15 per person)

Find, invite and share this event on Facebook.

Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10 – $15 per person. The concert starts at 7:30pm and will run for just over an hour with no intermission.

FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is conducted by Mary Bella and accompanied by Kate Carver. Our fantastic line-up of special guest performers will include opera singers bass-baritone Andrew Tees, mezzo-soprano Cassandra Warner, and tenor Michael Colvin, actor-singer Brandi Ward, entertainer Brair Boake as MC, singer-actor-director Rick Jones and all-round jazz musician Brigham Phillips!

Support ESA by coming to this special concert, and enjoy a wonderful evening of music to warm up your soul this fall evening.

2018 Choreographic Workshop

November 21-22, 2018 @ 7:00pm

ESA Nancy Main Auditorium

Tickets – $15.00 online  at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=esa

$10.00 at the door for students

FACES & Friends fundraising concert for ESA – Wednesday November 21st at Mimico Baptist Church

“FACES & Friends” fundraising concert for ESA
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.
Pay what you can. (Suggested $10 – $15 per person)

Join ESA parents, alumni, parents of alumni and community “friends” supporting ESA for a feel-good concert of vocal music ranging from folk, to opera, music theatre, and vintage jazz. It will be a night to remember in the intimate setting of Mimico Baptist Church, located South of the Queensway near Royal York and Mimico Ave.

Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $10 – $15 per person. The concert starts at 7:30pm and will run for just over an hour with no intermission.

FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is conducted by Mary Bella and accompanied by Kate Carver. Our fantistic line-up of special guest perfomers will include opera singers bass-baritone Andrew Tees, mezzo-soprano Cassandra Warner, and tenor Michael Colvin, actor-singer Brandi Ward, entertainer Brair Boake as MC, singer-actor-director Rick Jones and all-round jazz musician Brigham Phillips!

Support ESA by coming to this special concert, and enjoy a fantastic evening of music to warm up your soul this fall evening.

Mindfulness Strategies – FREE in the Library Thursdays 8:15 – 8:40

ESA MINDFULNESS 2018

The Doing is in the Being

MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF
WHEN: EVERY THURSDAY, 8:15-8:40AM
WHERE: THE WALDEN ROOM @ ESA LIBRARY
DATES: THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 – DECEMBER 13, 2018

FACILITATED BY TRISH DRYNAN( TOOLS FOR ALL TEENS) AND
LAURA PONG (STUDENT SERVICES)

WWW.TOOLSFORALLTEENS.COM

ESA’s community choir, FACES, starts this Wednesday – Register by Monday Oct 1

Online Registration is open for just a couple more days.  Registration Form at: https://goo.gl/forms/j0Zk7WVHNTJndpiG2

We have 33 signed up so far, including 6 men! It would be wonderful to have more, especially more men, so please register and share with you friends, family and partners!

Not sure? Contact Mary [email protected] to arrange to attend the first rehearsal before you decide.

Rehearsals start Wednesday October 3rd @ 7pm!! School parents, community members, alumni, extended family, staff of ESA – this is your chance to make music and connect with the ESA community! Details below…


FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is ESA’s pop up community choir! We started it up last January-February and after seven weeks of rehearsals, culminated with a wonderful concert “Show me a Smile”, featuring ESA alumni, students, family and community members coming together. It was a huge success with over 60 members signed up, and many singers commented on what a positive, enriching and connecting experience it was. Not to mention, we sounded fabulous!

Our second round of FACES  starts October 3rd, 2018 on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00pm – 8:30pm at ESA. There will be Six weeks of Wednesday rehearsals followed by a performance tentatively scheduled for Wed, Nov. 21. (No rehearsal on Halloween)

COST: $70
(Note: Alumni who are unable to cover the cost, eg: students or unemployed, are invited to join free of charge. But please do Register so we know you’re coming and send a note about your circumstances to [email protected])

TO REGISTER:
1. Fill out the Google Registration Form at this link. https://goo.gl/forms/j0Zk7WVHNTJndpiG2
2. Pay online at via SchoolCashOnline (link will be provided after you submit the Google Form)

Please note: Online payment is strongly preferred as it is much easier to manage and track. Even if you do not have a student in the TDSB, you can sign up for a SchoolCashOnline account by clicking Register Now on the login page. If necessary, cash or cheque will be accepted at the first rehearsal, in which case the $70 fee applies. Please fill out the Google Registration Form as soon as possible, and then email Mary if you need to pay in person.

Mary Bella, a current ESA Parent, will again be conducting and organizing the group. Mary has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Graduate Opera Diploma. She has 6 years choral conducting experience and 20 years of professional choral singing under her belt, including 15 years with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She recently completed an advanced conducting workshop with Amadeus Choir and leading Canadian choral masters, Lydia Adams and Linda Beaupré. Mary has also served choirs for many years as both manager and board president. Mary believes that this choir brings together the broader ESA community in a very special way, in addition to raising funds for our school.

Feel free to email Mary with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

FACES, ESA’s Community Choir for adults, starts in just two weeks! Sign up Now!

UPDATE: We have 28 signed up so far, including 3 men (there are a few more potential men who need a little push!), which is enough to confirm that we are definitely going ahead! It would be wonderful to have more, especially more men, so please register and share with you friends, family and partners!

Rehearsals start October 3rd for six weeks!! School parents, community members, alumni, extended family, staff of ESA – this is your chance to make music and connect with the ESA community! Details below…


FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is ESA’s pop up community choir! We started it up last January-February and after seven weeks of rehearsals, culminated with a wonderful concert “Show me a Smile”, featuring ESA alumni, students, family and community members coming together. It was a huge success with over 60 members signed up, and many singers commented on what a positive, enriching and connecting experience it was. Not to mention, we sounded fabulous!

Our second round of FACES  starts October 3rd, 2018 on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00pm – 8:30pm at ESA. There will be Six weeks of Wednesday rehearsals followed by a performance tentatively scheduled for Wed, Nov. 21. (No rehearsal on Halloween)

COST: $70
(Note: Alumni who are unable to cover the cost, eg: students or unemployed, are invited to join free of charge. But please do Register so we know you’re coming and send a note about your circumstances to [email protected])

TO REGISTER:
1. Fill out the Google Registration Form at this link. https://goo.gl/forms/j0Zk7WVHNTJndpiG2
2. Pay online at via SchoolCashOnline (link will be provided after you submit the Google Form)

Please note: Online payment is strongly preferred as it is much easier to manage and track. Even if you do not have a student in the TDSB, you can sign up for a SchoolCashOnline account by clicking Register Now on the login page. If necessary, cash or cheque will be accepted at the first rehearsal, in which case the $70 fee applies. Please fill out the Google Registration Form as soon as possible, and then email Mary if you need to pay in person.

Mary Bella, a current ESA Parent, will again be conducting and organizing the group. Mary has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Graduate Opera Diploma. She has 6 years choral conducting experience and 20 years of professional choral singing under her belt, including 15 years with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She recently completed an advanced conducting workshop with Amadeus Choir and leading Canadian choral masters, Lydia Adams and Linda Beaupré. Mary has also served choirs for many years as both manager and board president. Mary believes that this choir brings together the broader ESA community in a very special way, in addition to raising funds for our school.

Feel free to email Mary with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

Reminder – $60 early payment rate ends Aug. 31 for ESA’s community choir, FACES

Time is ticking! School parents, community members, alumni, extended family, staff of ESA – this is your chance to make music with the ESA community! Register and pay for FACES community choir on or before August 31 to save $10 on choir fees. From Sept 1 on, fee will be $70. Details below…


FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is ESA’s pop up community choir! We started it up last January-February and after seven weeks of rehearsals, culminated with a wonderful concert “Show me a Smile”, featuring ESA alumni, students, family and community members coming together. It was a huge success with over 60 members signed up, and many singers commented on what a positive, enriching and connecting experience it was. Not to mention, we sounded fabulous!

Our second round of FACES  starts October 3rd, 2018 on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00pm – 8:30pm at ESA. There will be Six weeks of Wednesday rehearsals followed by a performance in mid-November (TBD). (No rehearsal on Halloween)

COST: Sign up early and save! $60 if paid online by August 31st, $70 on or after Sept. 1st.

TO REGISTER:
1. Fill out the Google Registration Form at this link. https://goo.gl/forms/j0Zk7WVHNTJndpiG2
2. Pay online at via SchoolCashOnline (link will be provided after you submit the Google Form)

Please note: Online payment is strongly preferred as it is much easier to manage and track. Even if you do not have a student in the TDSB, you can sign up for a SchoolCashOnline account by clicking Register Now on the login page. If necessary, cash or cheque will be accepted at the first rehearsal, in which case the $70 fee applies. Please fill out the Google Registration Form as soon as possible, and then email Mary if you need to pay in person.

Mary Bella, a current ESA Parent, will again be conducting and organizing the group. Mary has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Graduate Opera Diploma. She has 6 years choral conducting experience and 20 years of professional choral singing under her belt, including 15 years with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She recently completed an advanced conducting workshop with Amadeus Choir and leading Canadian choral masters, Lydia Adams and Linda Beaupré. Mary has also served choirs for many years as both manager and board president. Mary believes that this choir brings together the broader ESA community in a very special way, in addition to raising funds for our school.

Feel free to email Mary with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

ESA’s Community Choir FACES to run again this Fall

FACES choir performing in Show me a Smile Concert, February 28, 2018

FACES choir performing in Show me a Smile Concert, February 28, 2018

FACES (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) is ESA’s pop up community choir! We started it up last January-February and after seven weeks of rehearsals, culminated with a wonderful concert “Show me a Smile”, featuring ESA alumni, students, family and community members coming together. It was a huge success with over 60 members signed up, and many singers commented on what a positive, enriching and connecting experience it was. Not to mention, we sounded fabulous!

Our second round of FACES  starts October 3rd, 2018 on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7:00pm – 8:30pm at ESA. There will be Six weeks of Wednesday rehearsals followed by a performance in mid-November (TBD). (No rehearsal on Halloween)

COST: Sign up early and save! $60 if paid online by August 31st, $70 on or after Sept. 1st.

TO REGISTER:
1. Fill out the Google Registration Form at this link. https://goo.gl/forms/j0Zk7WVHNTJndpiG2
2. Pay online at via SchoolCashOnline (link will be provided after you submit the Google Form)

Please note: Online payment is strongly preferred as it is much easier to manage and track. Even if you do not have a student in the TDSB, you can sign up for a SchoolCashOnline account by clicking Register Now on the login page. If necessary, cash or cheque will be accepted at the first rehearsal, in which case a $70 fee applies. Please fill out the Google Registration Form as soon as possible, and then email Mary if you need to pay in person.

Mary Bella, a current ESA Parent, will again be conducting and organizing the group. Mary has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Graduate Opera Diploma. She has 6 years choral conducting experience and 20 years of professional choral singing under her belt, including 15 years with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. She recently completed an advanced conducting workshop with Amadeus Choir and leading Canadian choral masters, Lydia Adams and Linda Beaupré. Mary has also served choirs for many years as both manager and board president. Mary believes that this choir brings together the broader ESA community in a very special way, in addition to raising funds for our school.

Feel free to email Mary with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

Seeking a Performance Opportunity for FACES – ESA Community Choir – mid-November 2018

Do you know of a local CONCERT or EVENT in NOVEMBER 2018 that would benefit from a *FREE CHOIR PERFORMANCE?

I’m planning an ESA Community Choir (“FACES”) session for the fall – looking for a community or charity event/concert we can participate in as a culminating performance. It promises to be a good sized group of 40-50 adults, based in Etobicoke. We’ll prepare about 15 minutes of music (its only six weeks of rehearsals). We can also do 2-3 sing-along numbers with the audience and offer solo/duets if you want more. Music selections can (at this point) be tailored to your event.

This is a sessional community Choir with a big range of singing experience, from beginner to pro – they sound GREAT, but it’s not a professional Choir. We’d typically do music theatre, light choral and popular music in 2 or 3 parts, usually accompanied by piano and sometimes percussion (if our dear percussionist friend is available).

Ideally, the event would:
– take place in mid-to-late November 2018, in Etobicoke or at least in Toronto West of the Don Valley
– be related to youth and/or the arts
– accommodate a 50 person Choir with risers or stairs for sight lines
– have a tuned piano
– in a large indoor space, preferably with an acoustic (like a church)
– have focus on the Choir for the performance (not background music)
– a public event that would benefit from tickets sold to our choristers families and friends
– be non-profit

*FREE CHOIR PERFORMANCE – pending details and requirements

Please get in touch if you have ideas/connections!!
[email protected]
And feel free to share!! Thanks all!!

Mary Bella
FACES conductor

FACES Choir performing February 28, 2018

FACES Choir performing in Show me a smile concert on February 28, 2018

ESA Dance presents An Evening of Dance: Gravity – Gravitas April 25, 26, 27

The ESA Dance department proudly presents, An Evening of Dance, with a new show, Gravity Gravitas. It is a celebration of dance, film, music and creative writing. The show is divided into two acts; with each act exploring numerous perspectives of gravity.  The show features new works by local artists, over 100 dance students, and the dance company, DancESAtion. Come join the celebration!

Dates and times of performance(s)

April 25th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

April 26th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

April 27th @ 7:00pm, doors at 6:30pm

Tickets can be purchased on line https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=86868
Prices – $20.00-25.00 adults / $10.00 students
It is Reserved Seating

Sales to begin for tickets – April 9th, 2018

Online ticket sales end – 1:00pm the day of show

Tickets, if available will be available at the door at 6:30pm

Notes – Latecomers will be admitted when ushers deem appropriate

The use of hazers and bright lights are used during the show.

ESA Drama Mainstage presents AS YOU LIKE IT March 27-29

ESA Drama presents AS YOU LIKE IT – Mainstage 2018

March 27, 28, 29 @ 7pm
(& 1pm on Thursday only)

in the Nancy Main Auditorium

Tickets: $20 General /  $15 Students
Purchase Online via https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=esa

 

ESA’s new Community Choir, FACES, and friends – Concert this Wednesday Feb 28

SHOW ME A SMILE!

An evening of feel-good music to soothe your Winter Blues!
Wednesday, February 28 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Runnymede United Church – 432 Runnymede Road

Pay What You Can
in support of ESA School Council activities like this one!
Share and Invite on Facebook

Featuring ESA’s new community choir F.A.C.E.S. (Family, Alumni and Community of ESA Sing) and solo performers from the ESA Community
Mary Bella, conductor
Briar Boake, MC
Allison Hunwicks, pianist
Kate Carver, pianist

Performers include: The Gower Street Gang, Briar Boake, Brandi Ward, Yoshi Wall, Theresa Sciberras, François Ouellette, Midnight in April (Ryan Brownrigg, Grace Turner, Sophie Van Dalen), the Withnells, Joanna Reynolds and Rob Thaller, and more!

See you there!

ESA