Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesday - WestJet Christmas Miracle: 12,000 mini miracles

West Jet is an amazing Canadian company and they encourage their employees to think of actions they can do to make lives better.  This is so cool. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Musical Monday - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Here at our place, Mr. Grinch was no where to be seen.  There was nothing but generosity and smiles everywhere.  I pray your Christmas was just as great.  This song is too fun not to share and the harmonies are swell.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Fun Friday - Star Wars in 99 Seconds

The newest Star Wars movie has raised the level of Star Wars memories.  Here is a 99 second version that shares much of the past stories.  This is fun but also really well done.  Thanks Colleen for the tip on this one. 
Merry Christmas and enjoy your turkey with a little Star Wars on the side.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesday - Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn

The Embro Thistle Singers do a particularly great job of singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.  Here are some different words and a really great sound for one of our favourite pieces. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Fun Friday - Whisper Whisper

Thanks Paul for the tip to look up this lovely song.  Do you think we should learn this one for next year?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Musical Monday - Mary, Did You Know? - Peter Hollens

One of the best choir leaders I have had the privilege to work with, Ron McNutt, shared this wonderful version of Mary Did You Know? with me.  The harmony is quite lovely.  Now, think about the technical genius in getting this all to blend and work so well.  
As one of ETS's favourite pieces, we are always excited to find a new arrangement.  Sit back and enjoy this lovely version. 
 Thanks, Ron.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Musical Monday - Great Answers to Really Weird Questions - 12 Days of Christmas Style

Sometimes, people can be really silly and ask the most ridiculous questions.  Instead of being upset or angry, this family has chosen to take it in stride and have some fun.  Remember this the next time someone says something untoward when your choir sings.  For example, "Your choir was a bit flat on the chorus." Well first of all, you are either flat or not.  It is like being a "bit" pregnant but that is beside the point.  When someone makes a comment like that I am wont to say, "That's great.  I would love for you to come to our next practice and help us hear the correct intonation."  Watch the back peddling happen!!
Listen to these great comebacks. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"We Remember" on Wednesday - Kenny Rogers - Children, Go Where I Send Thee

This is a great song.  It can go on for ages as you can have many verses.  This is a great upbeat version.  I dare you to try & sit still.