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Huntsville: A Choral History
July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until July 14, 2019
A joyous and heartfelt musical telling of the history and heritage of Huntsville from the beginning of time to the present. Created and written by Ian Crowley, founder and director of the Muskoka Rock Choir and the Mad Raven Dinner Theatre, with songs and lyrics co-written by Ian Clyne, Huntsville: A Choral History crosses borders of time and musical styles as it tells the story of a little town that grew and went on to become known the world over. This new work features 12 original compositions performed by local artists connected by narration, historical fact and projected images.
Mad Raven Productions is the creative intersection where producers Ian Crowley, Sean Cotton, and Michael Phillips meet, all with forward-looking commitment to creating, nurturing, and showcasing the best musical talent Muskoka has to offer through the writing, incubating, and production of high quality and entertaining live music shows. Created in Huntsville in 2011, Mad Raven Productions have produced over 30 highly successful live music shows for both the Huntsville and Bracebridge Muskoka Rock Choirs and for the Mad Raven Dinner Theatre.
Written, Directed, and Narrated by Ian Crowley
Lyrics, Music, and Choral Arrangements by Ian Crowley and Ian Clyne
Musical Director and Band Arrangements: Sean Cotton
Singers: Bridget Lougheed, Monica Ward, Briar Summers, Frank Berg, Jesse Cotton, Luke Murphy
Musicians: Sean Cotton (Guitars/Bass/Vocals), Mike Philips (Bass/ Accordion /Vocals), George Axon (Guitars/Mandolin/Steel Guitar/Vocals), Barry Hayward (Percussion/Vocals)
Choreography by Tasha Bryant
Stage Design: David Moe
Slide Show: Andy Zeltkalns
Poster Illustrations and Design: Valerie White
Historical photographs generously provided by Huntsville Muskoka Heritage Place