A community-based project, the ensemble source their material through the personal stories of queer experiences of LGBTQ2s individuals and the songs that have been most meaningful to them.
Founded in 2014, the QSO have played many of the most esteemed stages and festivals across Canada, including the National Arts Centre, Luminato Festival, High Performance Rodeo, and Suoni per Il Popolo. Their collaborative album with multi-disciplinary artist Vivek Shraya, Part-Time Woman, has been long listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
“… absurdly brilliant“– Noisey
“Sensational, a superb pop ensemble“– NOW Magazine
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: