After a two-year hiatus and extensive renovations, the Gravenhurst Opera House is ready to re-launch its live entertainment slate with a trio of talented women.
On Saturday, March 26, Boreal will grace the stage with their unique blend of harmonies, storytelling and exceptional songwriting.
Boreal is the magical musical collaboration of Tannis Slimmon, Katherine Wheatley and Angie Nussey.
Boreal began in 2006, when singer-songwriters Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon, and Jude Vadala gathered around Jude’s kitchen table with the idea to create a show that would kickstart the winter with excitement and joy. Since each member of the trio was busy with their solo career, their idea was to perform a small tour (literally a “two-er”) together each December. The audiences were enthralled and so the harmonious trio expanded their touring and took their show “Songs for the Snowy Season” to soft seat theatres across Ontario.
Their stage show eventually turned into a recorded album called “Winter’s Welcome” which was released in 2014.
In 2019, Jude Vadala lovingly retired from Boreal and was replaced by singer/songwriter/producer Angie Nussey who enjoyed one tour with Boreal before the world started to change.
In the more isolated months of 2021, and with the momentum of learning to work ‘together-alone’, Boreal began recording individual parts on songs from their respective home studios and were able to release Katherine’s “Snow Falls Down” in November 2020. They continued to work both together and alone through 2021 and plan to release a new winter CD in December 2022. It will be their first full recording with Angie, whose songs “Shepherd of The Road”, “Snowball Fight of ‘92” and “Warm Hands”, bring a robust dose of first-hand winter experience.
With a pocket full of new material and new album on the way, 2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for Boreal. The trio has been generating momentum that has allowed each of them to shine from within their collaborative environment.
You can get more information or purchase tickets here.
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