Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Gemini Nods for Dazzling Performances and Brilliant TV Direction

The following is a news release from the CSHF:

The one hour CBC TV special Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of ame, which features highlights from the CSHF 5th Annual Gala, has been nominated for three Gemini Awards, including two nominations for "Best performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series": Oliver Jones, Dione Taylor, the Faith Chorale and Lou Pomanti for their breathtaking rendition of Oscar Peterson and Harriette Hamilton's Hymn to Freedom; and Emilie-Claire Barlow, Lou Pomanti and Vern Dorge for their jazzy performance of Alex Kramer's Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens.

The third nomination, for "Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series", recognizes the exceptional talent of award-winning Director Shelagh O'Brien, who has contributed to the show's success since 2006.

Previously, Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has been honoured with eight nominations and two wins: k.d. lang's heart-wrenching version of 2006 inductee Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and Measha Brueggergosman's breathtaking interpretation of 2007 inductee Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now.

To learn more about this year's nominations, please visit

The CSHF Team
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
56 Wellesley Street West, Suite 320
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3
Tel: 416.926.7953/ Fax: 416.926.7958

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