New album sneak preview

August 15, 2016

Our new record is now finished, just awaiting design and final post-production. Watch for the release this fall or winter. In the meantime catch a sneak preview of all this new repertoire in our performance at the Harbourfornt Centre Theatre as part of this year’s Ashkenaz Festival, on labour day Monday September 5 at 2pm.


18 years of BTP

January 16, 2016

Welcome to 2016, the 18th anniversary year of Beyond the Pale! Eighteen, or “chai,” is a special number in Jewish culture. It represent life, and good luck, two things we’ve had our fair share of in being able to keep this enterprise going for so long. It is a rare thing for a group such as ours to last this long. Our longevity speaks to our genuine affection for each other as people as well as the creative synergy that is always present when we get in a room together with our instruments. Over the last few years we’ve been a little less active due to personal circumstances and some bandmembers starting families or otherwise contending with other musical projects and life’s little distractions. But we’re excited to re-invigorate BTP, with a new record nearing completion and set for release later this year. Thanks to all our families, friends, followers for sticking with us all this time, the best is yet to come!


New album in the works

August 13, 2015

With the support of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council we are now moving forward on the long-awaited follow-up to our last award-winning CD release “Postcards” (2009). We have nearly half the material recorded at this point, and will be working through the fall and winter to complete the [...]

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Now on Facebook

June 19, 2014

Yes, we’re a little behind the times, but we are indeed on Facebook now! Please check out and “like” our fan page here in order to keep up with the latest band info. Things have been a bit quieter for us the last 3-4 years, with each of the members of the group involved in [...]

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Our 15th Anniversary Year

January 16, 2013

Hard to believe its been 15 years since Beyond the Pale began. Back in 1998 we could not have predicted our own longevity or any number of the incredible highlights we’ve had thusfar: playing for 10,000+ at the Concert on Szeroka street in Krakow, Poland; joining Theodore Bikel and a star-studded cast on stage at [...]

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March 11, 2011

Beyond the Pale makes its debut tour to Australia this month, with shows in Sydney (Mar 31), Castlemaine (Apr 2&3), Melbourne (Apr 7) and Apollo Bay (Apr 8&9). The band will also return to the Bay area on the way to Australia, with shows in Berkeley (Mar 26) and San Francisco (Mar 27). See the [...]

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November 23, 2010

Beyond the Pale’s CD “Postcards” has won two Canadian Folk Music awards, for Instrumental Ensemble of the Year and Pushing the Boundaries.  The band attended the gala awards show in Winnipeg this past weekend and performed in the CFMA nominee showcase the night before the awards. These are the group’s second and third CFMA wins, [...]

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4 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations!

October 7, 2010

Beyond the Pale’s CD “Postcards” leads the pack with 4 nominations from the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards, including Ensemble of the Year, Best World Music Ensemble, Best Instrumental Group, and “Pushing the Boundaries,” which recognizes innovation. BTP’s previous CD “Consensus” was the 2005 CFMA winner for Best Instrumental Group. Click here to read the [...]

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“Beyond Mozart” at Harbourfront Aug 8

August 5, 2010

Sunday August 8, 2010, 5:30pm – FREE
Sirius Stage, Harbourfront Centre,235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Beyond the Pale performs as the closing act of Harbourfront Centre’s “What is Classical” Festival. The concert will feature the group’s complete program of reinterpretations of music by Mozart, originally commissioned by CBC Radio Two in 2006 to commemorate the great composer’s [...]

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BTP to Perform with Toronto Children’s Chorus

May 22, 2010

On June 5, 2010, Beyond the Pale will be performing as special guests with the Toronto Children’s Chorus at Koerner Hall. The concert, entitled “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” will feature a short set by BTP, as well as the premiere of a new commissioned work by Martin van de Ven entitled “Being [...]

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