Our singers have been very busy with many gigs this fall. We sang at the Mount Elgin Church's 155 year Anniversary today. Wow! The music was really an appropriate fit for the messages of the day and choir sang beautifully. It is so worth the effort when the people tell you how much the music added to the service. Yes!
A number of our singers have been busy outside of our Embro Thistle Singers being a part of the amazing My Fair Lady musical put on at the Embro Town Hall as a major fund raiser. They had 88% of the hall sold in total. Professional theatres would love to be able to have that happen. However, as with any live production there are things that happen that test even the most seasoned.
One of the cast had a terrible case of laryngitis and another cast member did that part for 2 nights having to use the script. He did a fantastic job. Remember with small towns, there is little chance to have understudies. Someone will step up and the show goes on.
Another cast member had a minor stroke while on stage. The audience did not realize it as it was the place where he is carried off and away he went. Thankfully, his doctors gave the okay for him to continue. Now, that really puts "the show must go on" to the test.
I am sure there were costume glitches and lines dropped, lyrics forgotten and cues missed. However, the show went on with great aplomb. Wow. What an terrific cast.
We are so proud of you all and most especially our amazing Harold, Kathy and Elaine who have worked so very hard at the rehearsals and the 6 performances the last of which is going on as I type. Aren't we blessed to have such involved and talented people among us. Well done all!!!
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
This is fun to watch and listen as our Muppet friends present the Carol of the Bells without any words. The snow has arrived here in our area so this is just right.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Last Thursday, our wonderful singers sang at the Lighting of the Lights in downtown Ingersoll. It was windy and cold but those who weren't either attending or performing in My Fair Lady in Embro braved the evening. We could barely see our music. I had to stand on my music stand and my pages blew around so it was a good thing I know most of the songs. The choir soldiered on even with children running wild and yelling as we sang.
Now check out this video and see how lovely the sound is in this church where there is no one present to cough or unwrap candies to add to the sound. The hard surfaces of the church give the marvellous harmonies a lovely acoustic.
Next week we get to sing at Mount Elgin Church. Although we may encounter coughs and candies. we will have light. We won't however sound quite like this marvellous group.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Peter, Paul and Mary used their music to tell stories often with a deeper meaning than the words would seem. Kids love to sing this song to this day. Okay, ready, sing-----
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The words are so powerful and of course Peter, Paul and Mary were activists using their music to make a statement. This one makes us think.