Production underway for Global's new series Canada Sings!

Can an office that works together sing together? Global posed the question last summer when it announced Canada Sings!, a truly original series that challenged Canadians to form workplace glee clubs and battle it out in competition for their charity of choice. The teams have been selected and routines decided upon, so now the hard work begins.

“Imagine trying to dance and sing with the person that you normally work with,” said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “These people are putting their hearts and souls into this so there’s no doubt we’re going to see some fireworks leading up to the final showdowns.”

Over the next few weeks, cameras will be rolling to capture every second as each team struggles to transition from co-workers to cast members – from the unsteady days of rehearsal to the polished performances. Luckily the newly formed glee clubs will be assisted by world class choreographers Christian Vincent (Dance Captain for Madonna’s “Drowned World Tour”) and Kelly Konno (Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good” music video) as well as professional vocal coaches Scott Henderson (founding member of Juno®-nominated R&B group, The EarthTONES) and Sharron Matthews (“The Music Man,” “Hairspray: The Movie”).

“We’re so excited about Canada Sings!” said John Brunton, Executive Producer & President of Insight Production Company Ltd. “This original Insight format has captured the attention and enthusiasm of workplaces from coast to coast. From funeral homes to zoos to huge corporations like Air Canada, everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame and everyone wants to be a rock star. Canada Sings! will give them that chance.”

 

The workplace glee clubs that are gearing up to hone their skills include:

 

Air Canada

Boiler House Restaurant

Eric Hamber Secondary School

Good Life Fitness

Hamilton Police

Just Energy

Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies

Scarborough General Hospital

The Keg

Toronto Fire Department

 

Complete details for Canada Sings! including glee club members, show host, celebrity judges and broadcast date will be announced in the coming months.

Canada Sings! is created by Insight Productions for Shaw Media.

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