Sunday, December 19, 2010

Manhattan Transfer Concert at Koerner Hall

Manhattan Transfer, the 70s jazz, swing and R&B band played a Christmas concert at Korener Hall in the Royal Conservatory of Music. The songs ranged from christmas standards such as Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Song, White Christmas, to past greatest hits such as Route 66, Tuxedo Junction and Birdland. Their voices blended beautifully in harmony, throwing in the occasional scat or vocal imitation of instruments.

Korener Hall is a beautiful venue for a concert with great sightlines and excellent acoustics. The music rang out clearly throughout the room, all the way to the back row where we sat. We were first in Koerner Hall a couple of years ago during Nuit Blanche where musicians sat in the rafters and in unison played a single note all night long.