"It takes a really good band to get the Mayor up to dance the twist!" - Mayor Hazel McCallion
"Open yourself to the sounds of this fine ensemble ... they are a must at any event or occasion."
- Denis Mastromonaco, Assistant Conductor with Opera Mississauga and York Symphony Orchestra
"Lisa Levy is a joy to work with, watch, and listen to." - Roger Whitnall
"The Toronto Starlight Orchestra sounds like swingers having a time of their lives!"
- John Edward Liddle, Conductor, Clinician, Music Director & Trumpet Soloist with the celebrated Kings of Swing
Produced in December 2006, two years after the release of their first signature series album, the renowned Toronto Starlight Orchestra now features a fresh cast of artists in this second signature series collector's edition cd.
A compilation of a series of live recordings in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this album features Lisa Levy (www.lisalevy.ca) and Todd Cooper, showcasing 15 of the orchestra's most requested songs and 3 bonus tracks.
Entertaining heads of state, diplomats, dignitaries, VIPs
and audiences in the thousands, the Toronto Starlight Orchestra (www.starlightorchestra.ca) is one of the finest ballroom dance orchestras in Canada. Professionally managed and staffed by talented vocalists and musicians, this world-class dance orchestra is distinguished from contemporary big bands by its delightful versatility and stylish refinement.
Net proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to international agencies such as UNICEF (www.unicef.org), World Vision (www.worldvision.org), Oxfam (www.oxfam.org), CARE (www.care.org), Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.org) and the Red Cross (www.redcross.org) through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation (www.gprf.net) to support disaster and poverty relief programs in less developed communities outside Canada.
Together with other boutique big bands affiliated under the Sheraton Cadwell Group of Music Professionals (www.sheratoncadwell.com), the orchestra has helped to raise over $1.5 million for various charitable and humanitarian projects.
Soli Deo Gloria!