Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Back to the Future

 Hi Everyone.  My oh my what a long time it has been since we posted.  Sadly, during this time 3 of our members have died.  We will miss our wonderful John Hollis and his lovely English accent and fun quips.  Carmen Holbrough was a joy to have in our choir.  Singing was his last language and his eyes twinkled and he sang with fervor when the song was one of "his".  John Hinchcliffe died very suddenly and boy will we miss his fine bass. They each brought such joy to their singing and will be missed greatly. 

Our accompanist Kristy, lost her brother BJ, to an unexpected accident.  I knew BJ from my teaching days and he was always a big supporter of everything Kristy did.  He leaves a big space. 

ETS will sing again August 8 outside and spaced.  It won't be quite the social affair we usually have but it will be our first time in a year and a half.  It was suggested that we sing Fare Thee Well Love in memory of our friends who won't be joining us.  This video won't play from our blog post so hit the little button on the bottom left corner to go to YouTube and play the Mendlessohn Choir Fare Thee Well Love.



Sunday, August 23, 2020

Wonderful Day Whatever - Quarantine Challenge 2020

Okay now put on your favourite song and boogie.  This daughter and dad with a cameo from the mum is such fun.  I love dad's entrance.  They are rockin' it.  Even if you are just shadow dancing, do it!!!  Your kitchen can be your stage too.  What a great smile maker.  

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Musical Monday - 22 Musicals In 12 Minutes w/ Lin Manuel Miranda & Emily Blunt

Make sure you have the 12 minutes to sit and watch this fun mash of popular musicals.  It ends with Mamma Mia.  The costume changes are quite brilliant and even though they use some lighting for scenes, the use of props is really well done.  These 3 are consummate actors and singers.  They are having such fun you will too.  You can see the chemistry and respect they have for each other and at the end, they celebrate making it through!!  Take time, breathe and enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Terrific Tuesday - CLARK W. - Up Here, in Canada

Have you been missing us?  Well, good.  We will remind you of just who we are Up Here in Canada.  
During this time of protecting others from this nasty virus, we know we cannot sing in groups.  We can't hug all those people out there.  So consider this a great big Canadian hug from your musical buddies at Embro Thistle Singers. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Terrific Tuesday - Longest Time - Quarantine Edition

This song is so right on.  Love the words.  Of course, their diction even singing individually is so clear you can enjoy this fun version.  But just in case, the words are on the bottom of the screen.  Note this is a Capella but the rhythm is supplied by the disinfectant wipes top being clicked.  Love it!  When in quarantine, have fun. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Terrific Tuesday = An Irish Blessing- over 300 churches from Ireland

Over 300 churches and other faith groups from across all counties of Ireland have contributed to this compilation of Be Thou My Vision and other blessings.  Not only is the music wonderful but the panoramic views are stunning  You can see why Ireland is a very special place with wonderful people.