Sunday, May 29, 2016

Musical Monday - André Rieu - You'll Never Walk Alone

We are working on a medley of Climb Every Mountain & You'll Never Walk Alone.  This rendition of the song from the musical, Carousel, is quite lovely and obviously enjoyed by the audience.  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - Wonderful World, Kerwood 2016

While we were getting ready to leave the church after Lorna's memorial, Jim started to play Wonderful World.  The remaining choir members just started to sing much to Jim's surprise.  Some songs are just like that.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Musical Monday - Bryan Adams - Summer of 69

Victoria Day is our Canadian holiday and unofficial start to the summer even though it is really a month away.  After the cold of the past 6 month we are ready to get into our summer stuff and play.  Our own Bryan Adams really nailed it in this song and it is still relevant today.  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - Hallelujah, Kerwood 2016

We sang this at the Kerwood Music Evening.  It is one of our favourites.  I studied Leonard Cohen's poetry in the Canadian Literature course in university and really didn't "get it".  However, now that much is set to music, a whole new world has opened up for me.  How about YOU?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Musical Monday - Choir! of 1999 Voices Sings Prince - When Doves Cry *OFFICIAL VID*

Here is a lovely arrangement of When Doves Cry sung by a volunteer choir of almost 2000 in Massey Hall, Toronto.  The conducting is very clear with large movements.  No wonder they sing so well and come in at the right times.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fun Friday - Boogie Storm - Britain Has Talent

Speaking of dance (well we did on Wednesday), here is a great use of costumes.  The movement of dance is enhanced by how the costumes move.  Again, as on Wednesday, they use different styles that really make you pay attention.  What fun!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - Capital Cities - Safe And Sound (Official Video)

Elaine found this great video for us.  Check out how this modern song is knit seamlessly with old styles and currents styles in both costume and dance.  It is quite brilliant really.