Magpie an evening by Sarah Jerrom


Concert in Co-presentations 2022-2023 Series

A woman meets a mysterious bird and is transported into a dark, spellbound otherworld. Sarah Jerrom’s Magpie blends sound and visuals, narrating a new fairytale.

Contemporary jazz, dance and video installation intertwine in Magpie, a passion suite for large ensemble created and led by vocalist and composer Sarah Jerrom. Conducted by Christian Overton, Magpie showcases several of Canada’s finest musicians. This world premiere performance features two live dancers (Savannah Neudorf, Nicole Decsey), and live video projections by Yesim Tosuner. Magpie is dedicated to removing the stigma and taboo surrounding pregnancy loss.

Ensemble personnel:

Micaela Morey (director)

Sarah Jerrom (voice, compositions, narrative)

Laura Swankey (voice)

Galen Sedlak (voice)

Jackson Welchner (voice)

Laura Chambers (flutes)

Chieh-Ying Lu (oboe)

Tara Davidson (alto saxophone)

Mike Murley (tenor saxophone)

David French (tenor saxophone)

Shirantha Beddage (baritone saxophone)

James Rhodes (trumpet)

Kevin Turcotte (trumpet)

Brian O’Kane (trumpet)

Olivia Esther (French horn)

William Carn (trombone)

Karl Silveira (trombone)

Emily Ferrell (trombone)

Tom Richards (bass trombone)

Nancy Walker (piano)

Rob McBride (bass)

Ernesto Cervini (drums)


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918 Bathurst, is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). We will have ear plugs, sunglasses, and a ‘therapeutic room’ for those that need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to


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