Boreal goes Botanical in concert on Friday May 13 at 7 pm.
The first MAC Basement Cafe concert is a fact. Proudly we present Boreal Goes Botanical live in concert. This time not in the basement of the library, but in The Crown Harriston. On Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 pm. (Licensed event.)
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 months are reserved for “Boreal Goes Botanical”, a show that combines sun-loving, moon-watching, finger-snapping, heart-touching and deeply uplifting songs.
The trio’s spell binding folk 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. The idea grew to create a show that would kickstart the winter with excitement and joy. Although 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. Enthralling the audiences. 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. She is replaced by singer/songwriter/producer Angie Nussey. However she would enjoy one tour with Boreal, before the world started to change.
In the more isolated months, and with the momentum of learning to work ‘together-alone’. Boreal began recording individual parts on songs from their respective home studios. And released Katherine’s “Snow Falls Down” in November 2020. Meanwhile they continue to work both together, and alone, through 2021. With the 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.
First MAC Basement Cafe concert: Boreal goes Botanical
With a new show in the making (Boreal Goes Botanical) 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. Which 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.
Doors open at 6:00 PM | Show starts at 7:00 PM
For advance tickets: Click here
At the door: $25 +tax