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Local Hero: Queer Songbook Orchestra's Shaun Brodie
Toronto, ON. June 13, 2017
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Space for Queer Stories
Vue Weekly, Edmonton, AB, January 5, 2017
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Queer Songbook Orchestra to share LGBTQ experience at High Performance Rodeo
Calgary Herald, December 30, 2016
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Concert as Catharsis: For this LGBTQ ensemble the stories are more important than the songs
CBC Arts, October 17, 2016
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Queer Songbook Orchestra Reclaims and Reveals Pop Music 
By Jordan Darville, FADER, March 17, 2016
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Queer Songbook Orchestra strengthens resolve with Songs of Resilience
By Alexander Varty, Georgia Straight, January 27, 2016
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Queer Songbook Orchestra brings old anthems to new life
By Joseph Bardsley, Daily Xtra, Dec. 31, 2015
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In their first performance outside of their native Toronto.... 
By Calum Slingerland, Exclaim Magazine, August 20, 2015
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Queer Songbook Orchestra is on a Mission.... 
By Jean McLernon, Wolfgangs Tonic, August 20, 2015
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The Queer Songbook Orchestra made the extreme heat in St. Alban’s Church very bearable.... 
By Eric Sharf, Ottawa Showbox, August 20, 2015
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By Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine, March 27, 2015

Shaun Brodie and his Queer Songbook Orchestra have a genius idea.....

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Classic Tunes Come Out of the Closet

By Kevin Ritchie, NOW Magazine, Sept 18 2014 

A Toronto chamber pop ensemble is cleaning out the closet's music section.

On Sunday, the 12-piece Queer Songbook Orchestra will perform pop classics in the vein of the Great American Songbook with a focus on the material's queer backstories...

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By Jeremy Willard  •  DailyXtra  • March 26 2014

The Queer Songbook Orchestra performs songs that capture the experience of being closeted

We can all think of songs that conjure up memories of particularly emotional periods in our lives, such as the closet. These songs will be part of the focus of The Queer Songbook Orchestra’s inaugural concert, Companions for Your Closet.

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