145 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2L2
The Toronto-based Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) are a 12-piece professional chamber pop collective dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative through the last century of pop music.
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.