Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Sue Smith is a singer, songwriter, performer, writer, teacher and community builder.

Sue is the Honorary Chair, Women of Distinction, 2017

 

Sue is Artistic Director of the Season Singers, a children’s performing arts troupe for which she has written and produced 14 original plays and 9 original musicals. Season Singers Gallery

Sue, along with Shannon Kingsbury, is Co-Artistic Director of Ondine Chorus.  Inspired by community, interchange, and the beauty of the collective voice, Ondine Chorus explores the marriage of vocal expression and physical movement through scored pieces and improvisation.   Ondine's debut EP "Towards A Little Light" was released in March, 2014.  http:///www.facebook.com/OndineChorus

 

Sue's latest collaboration, along with Tor Lukasik-Foss, Neal Evans, Peg Evans, Jeff Bird and Nora Hutchinson, is the RavenString Collective, which is interested in the creation of new works hybridizing opera, traditional folk, music, theatre and performance art.  Past works include: In Safe Places, (performed throughout Ontario between 1996 to 2003), If You Hate This Planet (1996 - 1997), Urban Hootenany (2007), The Soul of the Street (2011).   Hugin and Munin, A Song Cycle premiered in January 2015. http:///www.facebook.com/pages/Hugin-and-Munin/639192726213010

 

 

Sue’s debut solo album, "I’m So”,   takes inspiration from northern landscape, blue whale acoustics, singing classes with Peg Evans, and an intensive period of dance studies.  Sue's songs examine the magnetics of relationships; the desire that evolves a greeting, the experience that necessitates a goodbye and reflection on the memories of these acts; hellos, goodbyes and, always, love.  I'm So

 

 

Sue spent ten years as a part of the acclaimed vocal trio, The Bird Sisters, recording and touring original music across Canada and throughout the U.S., receiving warm welcomes across the land, a healthy radio response and critical acclaim for artistic achievement.

Sue has worked as a collaborator/performer for 20 years with video/performance artist Nora Hutchinson., touring shows across Canada, performing live and in video productions. Sue has collaborated with choreographer/dancer Karen Kaeja , as composer, singer and performer.

Sue is a dedicated music educator with a vibrant teaching studio. She is co-founder of Sonic Playground, a musical adventure for children.

 

Sue is a co-founder of Guelph’s amazing Hillside Festival and orchestrated the BIG 20.  Aerial photo by Jeff Bird.  Thank to the trusty pilot, Murray Ritchie.

The Big 20