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.  

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Musical Monday - Any Dream Kerwood April 2016

Thanks to Norm & Elaine we are able to sit back and see ourselves singing.  This is a really helpful tool.  When you are performing, you are busy concentrating on the music.  
Our hosts in Kerwood were just wonderful and really enjoyed our offerings.  Being a volunteer group, we do no ticketed concerts.  We go where invited.  We appreciate every opportunity to share our songs.  Thanks Kerwood Church.  We appreciate YOU!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Fun Friday - Star Wars Theme Medley - samuraiguitarist (Bluegrass)

This week we have heard very different groups singing varied songs.  Our Elaine found this very unique presentation of on of the most enduring themes of present time.  What fun. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - 4 Young Ladies ROCK this Barbershop Tune

These young ladies are very confident and oh my do they make a wonderful sound.  This is a pretty spectacular amateur video. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Musical Monday - Homeless, Not Voiceless (Dallas Street Choir)

Music is important.  We who enjoy being involved in the making of music know that well as do the people who sing in this marvellous choir.  This piece is particularly poignant - The Climb!