Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - Happy Birthday - Barbershop Quartet

It's Canada Day tomorrow.  We are 149 years old.  Mark your calendars and come to Ingersoll for next year's 150th Canada Birthday celebration at Victoria Park.  Embro Thistle Singers will be celebrating with song!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Musical Monday - Rachel Platten - Fight Song

Have you ever had one of THOSE days?  Sure, haven't we all.  Here is a song that I love to play at full volume.  If ever you needed a "fight song" this is it.  The Rocky theme comes a close second.  What do you think?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - Rod Stewart - Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Official Video)

What gives an artist longevity?  I believe that following Rod Stewart's example and while not exactly reinventing himself, he certainly reworked the music to suit his audience.  Brilliant.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Musica Monday - John Denver live at Windstar Symposium - Wandering Soul

One of John Denver's strongest talents is his ability to put across the lyrics of the songs he sings.  Whether it is the funny  words of Grandma's Feather Bed or these very meaningful words of Wandering Soul.  Listen as his fluid voice and clear sound really make you think.  Thanks Virginia.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - No Tears in Heaven, Kerwood 2016

This is a hymn based on a spiritual.  We love the words and the music.  I think it really suits our voices. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Musical Monday - Nicole Scherzinger and Choir Performing Brave

Our wonderful singers are working on this great song.  It has become a signature song for anyone going through something really difficult.  
I think this is quite lovely including these young cancer survivors in the chorus.  It is unfortunate that it is out of their range but they manage well in any case.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - For the Beauty of the Earth, Kerwood April 2016

John Rutter writes great pieces for choirs.  He doesn't make them easy but they certainly are a joy to sing.  Even though I really love his Gaelic Blessing, the choir will finish off practice and then want to sing For the Beauty and dismiss my pleas for the Gaelic Blessing.  Ah well.  You'll know I've been successful when one of Norm's videos features the Gaelic Blessing.  Until then, I love what the choir does with this Rutter piece.  We hope you will too. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Musical Monday - The Koi Boys "All About That Bass"

The other day I was in Canadian Tire and this song came on.  I started to sing along.  The lady at the counter leaned over and turned up the volume then leaned over saying that this was a great song.  We sang a duet while I paid for my purchases.  Here is your chance to sing along. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday - We Believe, Kerwood 2016

We love the words to this song.  The music really makes the sopranoes work hard but don't they do a great job?