Host and narrator Tom Allen and Music Director John Millard lead a company of stellar artists through a historical and musical ride along the ribbon of steel that tied our country together. A rich Canadian journey with a whole nation of musical stops along the way.

Each original Soulpepper Concert revolves around a time, place, or artist, crafted by a team of incomparable performers. The Concert Series is led by Slaight Family Director of Music Mike Ross, featuring the Soulpepper ensemble and special guests.

Songs performed:

Canadian Railway Trilogy
Songwriter: Gordon Lightfoot
Singers: John Millard, Mark Rainey, Anna Atkinson, & Charlotte Cornfield

Paving My Road
Songwriter: David Parker
Singers: Mark Rainey

Train Song
Songwriter: Tom Waits
Singer: Charlotte Cornfield

Northwest Passage
Songwriter: Stan Rogers
Singers: John Millard, Mark Rainey, Anna Atkinson, Charlotte Cornfield, & Lori Gemmell

Train Song
Songwriter: Vashti Bunyan
Performer: Anna Atkinson

Medley: Louis Riel Song, Maple Leaf Forever, Red River Valley
Songwriter: Susan MacKay and Martin Heath.
Arranged by John Millard. Alexander Muir.
Traditional.
Singers: Charlotte Cornfield. Anna Atkinson. Mark Rainey

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Songwriter: Traditional
Singers: John Millard, Mark Rainey, Anna Atkinson, Charlotte Cornfield, Lori Gemmell, & Tom Allen

 

I Vow To Thee
Songwriters: Cecil Spring-Rice & Gustav Holst
Performers: Ensemble

Way Out There
Songwriter: Bob Nolan
Singers: John Millard & Ensemble

Andantino From The Sonata in C Minor
Songwriter: Giovanni Pescetti
Performer: Lori Gemmell

Dirty Old Town
Songwriter: Ewan MacColl
Singer: Charlotte Cornfield

Hymn to Freedom
Songwriter: Oscar Peterson
Singers: Mark Rainey & Ensemble

Nobody Care About the Railroad Anymore
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Performer: Anna Atkinson & Ensemble

Early Morning Rain
Songwriter: Gordon Lightfoot
Singers: John Millard, Anna Atkinson, Mark Rainey, & Ensemble

All songs arranged by John Millard except where noted.

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