Our second working week of 2016 got off to a rocky start when the world learned it had lost its Starman, David Bowie, to cancer.
Fans flooded social media with tributes in the wake of his death, as videos and tweets dedicated to the singer emerged from celebrities and civilians alike.
But as the dust settles and our sadness continues to loom, it’s time to honour the legacy of Bowie in a way Facebook statuses never could.
Choir! Choir! Choir! and the Art Gallery of Ontario are teaming up to pay tribute to the legendary performer by inviting Toronto to come and perform Space Oddity in three-part harmony.
The ad hoc choir group, who put together new arrangements of pop songs, have previously worked with Patti Smith at the AGO but will be giving David Bowie the ultimate send-off this Saturday with their rendition of the beloved song.
The performance will take place on the site that hosted the revolutionary exhibition David Bowie is back in 2013 at the AGO.
At capacity, over 500 voices will sing Bowie’s classic in Walker Court, as arranged by Daveed Goldman & Nobu Adilman.
Singers will receive lyric sheets and the whole choir will learn the parts together over a couple of hours. The final performance will be filmed so you can share with friends and family.
Doors open at 6pm, but the event is first come, first served – so get there early to avoid missing out.
This is ground control to major Toronto. Take your sheet music and put your helmet on.