Sunday, April 30, 2017

Musical Monday - Oscar Brand(1997)

Oscar Brand was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1920.  He moved to the United States and became a huge part of the folk music era of the 1960's.  There are some really fun YouTube videos of Oscar Brand at a coffee house and one with a very young Bob Dylan.  He wrote Something to Sing About which includes all of Canada in the lyrics.  We are going to sing it at the Canada 150 Bash July 1.  However, remember he moved to the U. S. so here he is singing the American version he wrote.  I think you will agree that we like the Canadian version best.  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Musical Monday - YRCC sings "Go Now in Peace"

Here is the wonderful Go Now in Peace arranged by Don Besig and Nancy Price.  I love the phrasing & wonderful smooth flow this choir achieves.  Listen well ETS.  Your sound is very similar!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Musical Monday - Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus

The Hallelujah Chorus is often an Easter musical offering.  Watch this one and you will see words you might not have known were there.  The timing is great and the short guy is a lot of fun!!!
Happy Easter. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Musical Monday - Happy

For holidays, we often greet each other with Happy ______.  Here is my spring greeting to all.  I love that this is a rehearsal and look at the energy & the joy.  As you walk through the woods, or down the sidewalk, sing along.  I know it is beautiful in the U.K. right now and it is here in Southern Ontario.  Oh boy, we are HAPPY!! 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Musical Monday - So, you think bagpipes are boring?

Now, our choir is called the EMBRO THISTLE SINGERS and our roots are in the very Scottish town of Embro, Ontario where the Embro Highland Games take place every July 1 without fail.  They have pipe bands & caber tossing, dog trials & kilts for sale. BUT - they haven't yet had this kind of group. The Mudmen have been to visit but maybe the regular pipe bands should think about this.  Creative or what?