WHAT IS CHOIR?
Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman (AKA “DaBu”) started Choir! Choir! Choir! as a weekly drop-in singing event in February 2011. Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: you get a lyric sheet at the door, DaBu teach you the vocal arrangement, and a video is recorded. Everyone has a ball and goes home feeling great!
You can join them Tuesdays in Toronto at Clinton’s Tavern, or around the world on DaBu’s many tours. Check “How To Join” where you can sign up for email or Facebook updates. Depending on where you live, they have options so you get the information you need! They have performed in holes, on hills, and on big stages at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Massey Hall, The Juno Awards, Joe’s Pub, Art Gallery of Ontario, Parliament Hill in Ottawa, National Arts Centre, Luminato Festival, at TEDx Toronto, the Polaris Music Prize Gala and many more. And they’ve been by guest singers such as David Byrne, Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, Bruce Cockburn, Kathleen Edwards, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, and Chris Murphy (Sloan).
In 2016, the Choir! Choir! Choir! Foundation was launched (in association with the Toronto Foundation) to formalize their deep commitment to fundraising activities. Their 2015 “C!C!C! Sings for Syria” campaign raised $70,000 and sponsored two families to Toronto. Their 2016 “25 days of Charity! Charity! Charity!” campaign raised $50,000 for 25 local, national and international organizations. Donate here!
If you’re curious about which songs they’ve sung (and when!), you can see the whole list here.
Daveed and Nobu (AKA DaBu) also lead corporate team-building sessions across North America where they tell their story and show participants how being vulnerable leads to greater achievements. And yes, believe it or not, they inspire even the most shy to sing their hearts out. They also teach their arrangements at cultural events. Visit the “Hire The Choir!” page to find out more.