Chris McKhool

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JUNO Award nominee Chris McKhool is one of Canada's hottest musicians for young people. He is hailed as a "Children's musical star" (National Post) and "Canada's greatest eco-troubadour for young people" (Mississauga Living Arts Centre), and has been touring across Canada with his children's concerts for two decades, reaching over 1 million children live. Chris has appeared on Mr. Dressup, YTV's Treehouse, TVOntario's Crawlspace and the CBC.

Chris brings his love of music to young audiences and tours his Earth, Seas & Air and Celebrate! concerts for children in festivals, concert halls and schools across Canada. He was performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival, has headlined First Night at the Skydome/Rogers Centre, and performed at Roy Thompson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Closer to home he has performed at the Ottawa Tulip Festival, the NAC, Museum of Civilization, and the Ottawa Children's Festival.
 
Chris was awarded a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in creating community through music. A champion of environmental issues, Chris created the World’s Largest Bicycle Bell Orchestra at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto with over 800 bell ringers! Chris also won a three Parent's Choice Awards in the U.S., the Green Toronto Award of Excellence, and the Environment Canada Action Award for his work in communities across Canada.
 
Chris McKhool is also part of award-winning band Sultans of String.
 
“I was impressed by his musical virtuosity and personal appeal…His songs succeed!”
-Ernie Coombs, (Mr. Dressup)

“Many have tried but none have come as close to capturing what it means to truly celebrate multiculturalism as Chris McKhool. The Toronto singer-songwriter epitomizes what many Canadians have come to love about this country.”
– Deanne Fisher, City Parent

Curriculum Links

Celebrating diversity through music; respect for environment/life systems; introduction to folk instruments, Character Education: caring, leadership, responsibility, respect and teamwork.


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AVAILABLE ONLINE: School Performance - Fiddlefire

Residency Performance English

Violin sensation Chris McKhool gets students clapping, laughing and singing songs from several musical styles (Django-jazz, blues, classical, Rumba flamenca, funk, world beat, East Coast fiddling and more). Kids scat-sing, become a rhythm section and join Chris to play percussion instruments from around the world! This performance explores the fundamentals of music (rhythm, melody and harmony), improvisation and styles. Presented as a duo or trio with his spectacular friends from Sultans of String.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Maximum:
Online: 500
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:

Online:

One performance: 60 minutes (incl. Q & A) 2 artists $650 + HST

One performance: 60 minutes (incl. Q & A) 3 artists $750 + HST
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AVAILABLE ONLINE: School Performance - Earth, Seas and Air

Residency Performance English

Chris McKhool gets students clapping, singing, and talking about taking care of the Earth. Featuring songs from his appearances on Mr. Dressup, YTV's Treehouse and the CBC, Chris takes his audience beyond the 3 R’s of ecology to a new level of understanding our global ecological connection to forests, air, water and animals. 100% fun!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Maximum:
In-person: 300 Online: 500
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person:

One performance: 50 minutes (incl. Q & A) $500 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day $855 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $885 + HST
Performances include one free CD

Online:

One performance: 50 minutes (incl. Q & A) $500 + HST

Request a Booking