with the

Symphony Orchestra

Juno winner Norman Foote brings kids and families closer to the orchestra with his timeless melodies and beautiful arrangements. He uses his showmanship and humour to lead the audience and symphony along a musical road with beautiful images, spontaneous singing and hilarity along the way. 

Norman’s symphony concert repertoire has grown with the addition of new pieces from 2018 “Everybody Sings” and Juno Award winning album “Love My New Shirt”. The songlist also includes Im A Book, If At First, When I Grow Up, Laughing Orchestra, and other Foote classics that lend themselves to symphonic treatment. Renowned pianist, composer, and musical director Bill Sample has created some amazing arrangements for large and smaller orchestras.

Norman has been featured in theaters, festivals and with symphony concerts throughout North America. He has received a Juno Award, Parents Choice and NAPPA Gold Awards and SOCAN’s ‘Songwriter of the Year’.  Norman has written music and recorded for Walt Disney Records, Shari Lewis,  CBC, Max and Ruby musical and others.                   

“Norman’s songs demonstrate his talents for humor, wit, and wordplay.”

  New York Parent Magazine

“Altogether Sophisticated”

Entertainment Weekly Magazine

“The show was a triumphant mix

of sophisticated wackiness and genuine feeling.” 

LA Times Lynne Heffey

"I want to take a quick moment and express our sincere praise for the musicianship and talents of Norman Foote. We knew from listening to his recordings in the office that we would enjoy his music, but little did we know what a tremendous show he would put on.

I've enclosed a copy of the glowing review for your files. The children in the audience responded immediately to

Norman's comfortable, on-stage performance: they sang along with him from the first song to the very end of the concert.

The adults as well, were equally entertained -- his unique, physical comedy combined with his up-beat music and witty lyrics transcend the ages. Also, Bill Sample is to be highly commended for his wonderful charts.

The musicians of the orchestra certainly didn't keep it a secret that they thoroughly enjoyed this concert. In addition to being fun, the charts are also musically satisfying for the players -- an unexpected reward.

Once again, thanks to Norm, Bill and everyone who helped make this show happen. It's a joy to work with such pleasant professionals, and we look forward to bringing Norman back in the future."

- Alan D.Valentine Nashville Symphony Orchestra


Jody Sillince  jody@normanfoote.com  604 924 8205    

“Everybody Sings” - Norman Foote’s new album for 2018