SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival has announced that Bill King will be joining the SING! team as the new strategy and engagement director. King brings decades of experience as a recording artist, music journalist, author, music director, Juno Award nominee, photographer, magazine publisher, artistic director, radio producer, event producer, and host of SING! concerts.
Under the leadership of Board Chair J-M Erlendson, SING!’s 17-member Board of Directors and staff have produced 10 years of successful festivals that have won provincial awards and praise from audiences and media.
“I’m truly honoured to join SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. The voice has been a core part of my passion and interest since I first heard jazz great Nancy Wilson sing ‘Guess Who I Saw Today’ and Lou Rawls' ‘Tobacco Road’," says King. "This side of COVID offers many opportunities to tap into the abundance of young talent that surrounds us and showcase in as many situations as possible. It’s also about providing guidance. What drew me to SING! – the staff and the considerable talent in positions to make a difference. Any event of major significance is about that collaborative spirit and the will to move mountains."
Launched in 2012, SING! is an a cappella festival which features a lineup that crosses cultural, demographic, and musical styles from around the globe. In addition to world-class concert performances, the festival offers live, interactive educational workshops facilitated by the world’s best a cappella professionals.
This summer, SING! has partnered with Ontario Place and TUJazz to create the Ontario Place Summer Live Music Festival, which is on now through Labour Day weekend. Concerts are both live and livestreamed. The main SING! festival will return with both live and online offerings on May 27, 2022.
For more information, contact SING!: email@example.com, www.singtoronto.com.