Pops Series

Thorgy Thor and the Thorchestra

with the NAC Orchestra

2024-04-25 20:00 2024-04-27 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Thorgy Thor and the Thorchestra


In-person event

Get out your glitter - Southam Hall gets drop-dead thorgeous when the NAC Orchestra transforms into the NAC Thorchestra! From Mozart to Madonna, Bach to Beyonce, Florence Price to Lady Gaga and more, c’mon and vogue with us in a NACO concert like you’ve never seen and fall crazy in love with the drag and orchestral arts! Style, comedy and serious classical chops: that’s what the “Queen of Classical Music” Thorgy Thor brings to Southam Hall when she and conductor...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
April 25 - 27, 2024

≈ 2 hours · With intermission

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Last updated: April 16, 2024


DMITRI KABALEVSKY Comedians’ Galop from Comedians, Op. 26 

RICH HARRISON, EUGENE RECORD, SHAWN CARTER & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “Crazy in Love” 

NADIR KHAYAT & STEFANI GERMANOTTA (arr. Giovanni Dettori, adpt. Larry Moore) Lady Gaga Fugue

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Queen of the Night aria or “Der Hölle Rache” from The Magic Flute, K. 620 

JACOB GADE Tango Jalousie 

ANANDA SHANKAR (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) Universal Magic 

RICHARD RODGERS & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II “I Enjoy Being a Girl” from Flower Drum Song 

MADONNA CICCONE & SHEP PETTIBONE (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “Vogue”  


ROBERT HAZARD (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” 

HAROLD ARLEN (arr. Chuck Sayre) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz 


VARIOUS (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) Name It In One 

k.d. lang & BEN MINK (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “Constant Craving” 

JUNE CARTER & MERLE KILGORE (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “Ring of Fire” 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Air from Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 

BJÖRK GUÐMUNDSDÓTTIR (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “All Is Full of Love” 

ANTONIO VIVALDI L’Estate (Summer) from The Four Seasons 

NILE RODGERS & BERNARD EDWARDS (arr. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser) “We Are Family” 

Thorgy Thor is exclusively represented by Dispeker Artists (dispeker.com).


  • Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
  • Violin, Viola, and Cello Thorgy Thor
  • midori-marsh-headshot-1-scaled-e1654794134734-cropped
    Soprano Midori Marsh
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • Stage Manager Tobi Hunt McCoy


NAC Orchestra

First violins
**Yosuke Kawasaki (concertmaster)
Jessica Linnebach (associate concertmaster)
Noémi Racine Gaudreault (assistant concertmaster)
Marjolaine Lambert
Emily Westell
Manuela Milani
Carissa Klopoushak
*Erica Miller
*Martine Dubé
*Renée London

Second Violins
Emily Kruspe
Leah Roseman
Jeremy Mastrangelo
Mark Friedman
Edvard Skerjanc
Winston Webber
Zhengdong Liang
**Frédéric Moisan
*Andréa Armijo Fortin

**Jethro Marks (principal)
David Marks (associate principal)
David Goldblatt (assistant principal)
David Thies-Thompson
Tovin Allers
Paul Casey
*Sonya Probst

Rachel Mercer (principal)
Julia MacLaine (assistant principal)
Timothy McCoy
Marc-André Riberdy
Leah Wyber
*Thaddeus Morden

Double Basses
**Max Cardilli (assistant principal)
Vincent Gendron
**Marjolaine Fournier
*Doug Ohashi
*Paul Mach

Joanna G’froerer (principal)
Stephanie Morin
*Christian Paquette

Charles Hamann (principal)
Anna Petersen

English Horn
Anna Petersen

Kimball Sykes (principal)
Sean Rice

Darren Hicks (principal)
Vincent Parizeau

*Mikhailo Babiak (guest principal)
Julie Fauteux (associate principal)
Lawrence Vine
Lauren Anker
Louis-Pierre Bergeron

**Karen Donnelly (principal)
*Amy Horvey (guest principal)
Steven van Gulik
*Andrea MacDougall

*Steve Dyer (guest principal)
Colin Traquair

Bass Trombone
Zachary Bond

Chris Lee (principal)

*Julien Bélanger (guest principal)

Jonathan Wade
*Louis Pino
*Tim Francom

Drum Kit
*Brian Barlow

*Angela Schwarzkopf (guest principal)

*Frederic Lacroix

Principal Librarian
Nancy Elbeck

Assistant Librarian
Corey Rempel

Personnel Manager
Meiko Lydall

Orchestra Personnel Coordinator
Laurie Shannon

* Additional musicians
**On leave

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