Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Actress...Glori Gage shares her lush, heartfelt voice in her 'Treasured Memories Music' series. This series of 4 CD's have been created in a style best described as 'gentle renderings of timeless classics' with Glori's voice touching one's heart and stirring one's soul. In addition, Glori has graced the screen in 'Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel' and 'Lantern Hill', can be heard on 'Ewoks' - a Star Wars creation, and has performed on Broadway, New York and in the re-opening of the Old Vic in London, England with the acclaimed Stratford Festival’s production of 'The Mikado'. Her series of CD's have touched people all over the world and her fan base continues to grow. Glori has been blessed with a unique gift... which draws on one's emotions in her renderings of these treasured classics and soon will add her original songs to her collection.
"As a child, I always loved to sing and was very often found on our backyard swing...singing, singing and singing. I soon joined my mother, Robin, taking singing lessons and performing with a group of talented performers called “Happiness Is…” I learned from her, the joy of sharing my gift with others.
My very first collection of songs was recorded in my basement for a high school Theatre Arts project. I had always been a fan of Judy Garland, so I picked my favorites (Embraceable You, The Trolley Song, Look for The Silver Lining… just to name a few) and with the help of my dear neighbor Helen Hughes on the piano, I was on my way. I still have that old dusty cassette tape with its microphone pops, vocal mistakes and tiny stars that my teacher, Mr. Brown marked beside his favorite songs. The seed was planted.
As my career unfolded, I was fortunate to follow my heart and the opportunities that were presented to me. I was contracted by the prestigious Stratford Festival to be part of the original cast of 'The Mikado'. The show was widely received and after its season at Stratford, Mirvish Productions took the show on an international tour with extended performances across Canada, and throughout the United States, including on Broadway in New York City. This production also had the honor of opening the Old Vic in London England. It was an exciting time to be traveling the world and working with such amazing performers and meeting people like Princess Anne and Pierre Elliott Trudeau who came to see our show. The Mikado was nominated for 2 Tony Awards and 7 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
While the stage has been my first love, I also had the privilege to work with producer /director Kevin Sullivan who brought the much loved 'Anne of Green Gables' series to the screen. I was cast as the 'other woman', Elvira Evans in the 'Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel'. I was then cast by Kevin Sullivan to play Evelyn Morrow is his film 'Lantern Hill'. It was wonderful to be involved in these period pieces and to go back in time...oh the costumes…just heaven!
During this time, I was in the studio recording my own songs. I was pleased to be recognized with a New Talent Award and 2 Songwriter’s Awards from FACTOR and to be included on 2 of their Compilation CD’s, which were distributed across Canada. It was at this time that I was drawn back to the idea of a collection of timeless classics. This is when the concept of 'Treasured Memories Music' was born.
I wanted to create something very special, something that would warm the heart and calm the soul. I felt with the challenges in our world and in our lives that we needed something gentle…something to take us back to our own treasured memories.
In my search to start my first CD 'Treasured Memories: Quiet Moments', I was introduced to the talented David Warrack. David’s performance on the piano, with his rich arrangements of these 30’s & 40’s timeless classics helped make my dream become a reality.
My dream continued with my second CD, 'Treasured Memories: Christmas Classics'. These traditional Christmas songs have always been close to my heart. With this CD, I used a different creative team to achieve something a little different, something very special. The gifted John Sheard, led the team with his skill on the piano and his arrangements of each song’s gentle orchestration. I was also fortunate to have John produce this CD. It was wonderful to be working in the studio with John and Nik Tjelios an amazing engineer at Casa Wroxton Studio.
My third CD, 'Treasured Memories: Classic Ballads' is a collection of beautiful ballads that dominated the radio air waves in the 70’s and touched us in so many ways. The wonderful and talented John Sheard again created and produced this special CD. With his very intimate arrangements and the addition of David Wipper on acoustic guitar, this CD is truly a treasure.
I have now added another CD to my growing series, 'Sacred Songs'. This most precious CD was inspired by a wonderful meeting of Esther & Ben Sanidad whom I met in 1997. This story is truly an inspirational one and is mentioned in Dr. Ben Sanidad's book "Choosing to Live"...a book about courage, faith and great love. My ever talented and treasured John Sheard again arranged/produced this album and brought a new addition to this CD with the engineering talents of L.Stu Young. Our time together in the studio will always bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart, as working with these talented & professional individuals helped create something truly authentic....a CD of inspirational & loving songs that touch the heart and feed the soul.
I have been blessed to be receiving radio air play in Canada, the U.S. and now , thanks to cdbaby my music is being heard all over the world. With the great strides in technology it has been a dream come true to have someone purchase downloads of my songs from right here in Canada, to the U.S. and now Europe, Australia and Japan.
My hope is that this music touches your life as it has touched mine".
~ Glori Gage