Do you know the song? I learned it as a child—an easy chant you sing three times and finish with the phrase “the happier we’ll be”. It seems to be true that sharing food and conversation is a great way to get to know people. We had a fine pizza dinner with our Cobourg SONG … Continue reading The More We Get Together…
I have had so many and varied comments about our SONG concert last week. Many thank you notes have been sent out already, and yet, four days later, I would like to mention some people and community organizations that have really helped us. So much goes into making a concert. It has been my intention … Continue reading We Have So Much to be Thankful For
Season two begins, what an exciting change! On Monday, we began at Terry Fox School in Cobourg, first with our primary class: 15 enthused children from grades 1, 2, and 3 learning rhythm names and sol-fa syllables, singing in canon, singing the melody while walking the beat, learning to sing high and low, soft and … Continue reading SONG is back!
SONG had a magical fundraiser last Saturday evening; magical because it featured Canadian author Alison Wearing in a one-woman show called Confessions Of A Fairy’s Daughter. Magical because the show was held at Fifth Wind Farm, in Cold Springs, home of Joanna and Henry Wiersma. The Wiersmas built a dome that holds about 120 people. … Continue reading Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter
I went to a great concert yesterday! Forty–plus talented musicians—mostly young people, some adults, playing strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion—all parts of the orchestra. If you closed your eyes you would think that it was an adult ensemble: the sound is so confident, well tuned and balanced, with energetic and sophisticated phrasing. The sound filled Port … Continue reading The Future Sounds Beautiful
I wanted to share this email, which was sent to me by one of the volunteers who attends SONG rehearsals each week. She is a teacher and musician herself, and had a unique experience she was compelled to share with me. I’m sure Shannon will write you about this, but I just had to share … Continue reading One Rehearsal at a Time
SONG Delivers Its First Concert Victoria Hall, Cobourg, ON December 1, 2013 “I Loved All The Singing” was my favourite comment from a grade three boy about our concert on Sunday! I had classes with the students at Grant Sine on Monday, right after our Sunday evening concert. It was fun for SONG President Barb … Continue reading “I loved all the singing!”