Rita at Hugh's Room!

Saturday Sept. 20th - Rita's back in Toronto for her annual show at Hugh's Room.

A crowd-pleasing dining experience is the perfect warm-up act to every performance at Hugh’s Room — one of Canada’s premier live music venues. 

                                                                                                                                        

Together Again! Rita and Boris Brott!

Saturday August 23rd, 2014 - Rita will be a special guest of Boris Brott and the National Academy Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake in Dundas, Ont. In it's 5th year, this special festival led by Daniel Lanois, features another stellar lineup of talented musicians in support of raising awareness and celebrating the importance of the Greenbelt, local farmers, art, the outdoors and the eat-local movement.                                      
                                                       Rita with the man behind the Greenbelt Harvest Festival, Daniel Lanois


              

               RITA CHIARELLI – SYMPHONY IN BLUE: August 8
                                                                                                                 
“A voice so blue it could make the angels weep …” Award-winning Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful and poignant songs to the Bay City Music Hall for a not-to-be-missed special concert with Maestro Boris Brott and members of the National Academy Orchestra. Two of Hamilton’s musical treasures join forces!
 
Concert: Friday August 8 @8pm.  Location: Bay City Music Hall in Hamilton, ON.                        

 


 

           
July 11th Rita headlines Lighthouse Blues Festival, Kincardine, ON.
                                                                                
 Annual musical benefit weekend to fund music scholarships
at Mohawk College in the name of Richard Newell.

 
LATEST INTERVIEW
An in-depth interview with Rita as she visits the 'Barber Shop' podcast to reminisce about her career, sing a few tunes and spin some as well. Filmed March 12, 2014.



 
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Nov. 8th: Tonight we kick of the NorAndBlues Festival in Rouyn - Noranda, Quebec. We'll be rockin' the stage accompanied by the great Rick Fines and Joe Philips.

Rita at Hugh's Room!

On Saturday Sept. 21, Rita cranks up the heat a few notches at this year's Hugh's Room show in Toronto. Accompanying Rita will be the fabulous 'Chiarelli-ees' who will be making their debut that evening. Rita's Hugh's Room show is always a rockin' good time! Tickets always go fast for this night of great music and fun. Tickets.

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Rita and Robert Michaels!

Rita will share the stage with Robert Michaels as his special guest at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Sept. 19th. Robert Michaels is a Juno Award-winner and platinum-selling artist. His style crosses over into samples and tastes from many genres, including flamenco/cuban and Italian music. The son of Italian immigrants Robert's latest CD "Via Italia" pays tribute to his heritage. Ticket info
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Rita @ TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Rita & Pino Daniele - Toronto Jazz Fest!

Just announced!          
Rita will be rocking the main stage at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 24th along with international Italian rock and blues great Pino Daniele. The show will take place at Nathan Phillips Square at 8pm.  More info...



 
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Rita to receive Award of Distinction

Rita is honoured to have been announced as the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award of Distinction for Arts, Culture and Entertainment by Festitalia Hamilton.
The awards honour individuals of Italian ancestry who, as a whole, have made significant contributions to the betterment of the community at large. It's an incredible honour to be among such an esteemed group of recipients. The award ceremony will be held on June 6th.
 

Rita rocks CBC's Q w/ Jian Ghomeshi!

Sept. 20 - Rita's back at Hugh's Room!

Rockin' the stage!


          Rita rocks the stage at the Rick Fines Blues Show.
          
Peterborough Feb. 23, 2013.          

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