Celebration of Song

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Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Friday;  12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Two Terms; Hybrid; Simultaneously In-person and Online Via Zoom **NEW FORMAT** 

Songs are a vital part of our lives. First, participants will give presentations on their choice of performers (e.g., Tiny Tim, the Beatles, Mel Torme), composers (e.g., Cole Porter, Jim Webb, Lennon & McCartney), historical period or favourite songs.  Second, we can choose to sing the songs we discuss acapella or with accompaniment.  Just listening is welcome as well. Third, we explore what makes music appealing.  It’s relaxing, fun and informative.

This year we will be offering Celebration of Song using the Hybrid mode, with some participants participating on Zoom and simultaneously, some participating in-person at Tartu. Participants will need to choose their Hybrid option as they register – either on-line via Zoom or in-person at Tartu. Facilitators will need to be consulted if you need to change your option choice during the year.


Paul Nash (paulnash7662@gmail.com) has performed at Open Stages around Toronto, hosts a weekly international song circle on Zoom and has led many teambuilding sing-a-longs.

Andris Rubenis (andrisrubenis1@gmail.com) was born in a post-WWII refugee camp in Germany of Latvian parents and came to Toronto at the age of 2. He was a family physician, eventually concentrating in long-term care medicine – all in Toronto. Andris has a great many other interests.