August 6, 2023

Songs For A Summer Garden

Opus 8


Eclectic Choral | Join us in a tribute to the Toronto Music Garden featuring a cappella hits by Cindy Lauper, Benjamin Britten and even the Spice Girls!  

Songs for a summer garden

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A concert of a cappella choral music fit for a summer afternoon. Opus 8 will sing music all about gardens and the great outdoors, followed by some fabulous close harmony.  

B. Britten – Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

Clemens non Papa – Ego Flos Campi a 7

Traditional Arr. Guy Turner – O Waly Waly

Lauper, Steinberg, & Kelly, Arr. Saunder Choi – True Colours

S. Rogers Arr. Busiakiewicz – Northwest Passage

Traditional Spiritual Arr. Busiakiewicz – Swing Low

R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein – My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music

Wheatus Arr. Busiakiewicz – Teenage Dirtbag

Carly Rae Jepsen, Arr. Ed Rex – Call Me Maybe

Arr. Busiakiewicz – Spice Girls Medley

About Opus 8

Opus 8 comprises eight of Toronto’s finest ensemble singers, dedicated to musical excellence to share the best choral music with the broadest audience possible. Their repertoire covers the breadth of history, from unpublished 14th-century chansons and 17th-century part songs and 21st-century jazz arrangements. From the sound worlds of Benjamin Britten and Clemens non-Papa to arrangements of Carly Rae Jepsen and the Spice Girls, this versatile group of choral soloists draws diverse audiences of all ages with a motivation to inspire all through their formidable artistry. Silly and serious, sublime and audacious, Opus 8’s vision is an ambitious and compelling venture into spreading their love of music-making at an internationally high standard. 

Access Info

The Toronto Music Garden is a wheelchair accessible park. Summer Music In The Garden concerts include 8 reserved spots for accessible seating on a first come, first served basis. As these performances take place in a park, they are inherently relaxed performances by nature.

Dates & Times

August 6
60 mins


Toronto Music Garden

479 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON

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