Queer Songbook Orchestra
The Toronto based Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) weave song and story together into intimate performances which explore and elevate 2SLGBTQ+ narratives through the lens of popular music. Formed in 2014 by Artistic Director Shaun Brodie, the QSO have toured extensively throughout Canada, bringing tenderness and truth to centre stage in large and small cities alike. A highly collaborative ensemble, the QSO have worked with roughly 200 hundred guest artists to date, from youth to elder, and inclusive of story contributors, local narrators, arrangers, visual artists, featured singers and other special guests. Among these names are Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Cris Derksen, Carole Pope, Louis Negin, Orville Peck, Vivek Shraya, Allie X, Wayson Choy, Mary Margaret O’Hara and many, many more.