Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Choir! Choir! Choir! Sets Aretha Franklin Tribute for Thursday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Choir! Choir! Choir! Sets Aretha Franklin Tribute for Thursday

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Choir! Choir! Choir! sets Franklin tribute

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TORONTO - Choir! Choir! Choir! is paying tribute to the "Queen of Soul" with a special night of celebration.

Organizers for the drop-in Toronto vocal collective say they'll gather on Thursday to recognize the passing of Aretha Franklin.

The group -- which spends a night rehearsing a song before recording the performance for an online video -- plans to sing Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

They'll meet at Toronto's Great Hall concert venue at 8 p.m. for a "pay what you can" all-ages event.

"We were never lucky enough to meet or sing with Aretha Franklin though she was always at the top of my list," said co-founder Nobu Adilman.

"Her voice and music were a big part of (my) early listening years. …

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