There’s always a new way to say singing is good for you! Recent studies show that people bond best when making music together. It helps people feel needed by their community. At SONG, we are fortunate to see all the time how singing in a group offers a sense of belonging to something bigger than … Continue reading SIX years of scholarships keeps kids singing
Everything about Furby House Books' fundraiser for SONG was GREAT! SONG is so fortunate to have the support of a community rich in culture and the arts. Last month, Lou Pamenter of Furby House Books held a book launch and author discussion about Peter Goddard’s The Great Gould in benefit of SONG. Our strings instructor Deborah Henderson lead … Continue reading Phenomenal Furby Fundraiser
Non-profit organizations like SONG survive and flourish when part of a community. It is a wonderful juxtaposition of ideas when one notes that SONG provides community for young musicians as well as existing within a community of supportive individuals, corporations, and other organizations. Our sixth season has begun with wonderful partnerships, both new and renewed, … Continue reading The Power of Partnerships
David Shewchuk Joins SONG as new String Instructor David grew up in Bowmanville. As a teenager, Dave was concertmaster of La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra. His passion for the violin was very evident in those years. He went on to study violin at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and at the Royal Academy in London, … Continue reading Here we grow!
On June 9th, Safe Harbour closed out the fifth season of SONG with their annual fundraising concert. This year's tongue-in-cheek theme was "All My Old Lovers," and the concert delved into the hilarity, heartbreak and hysteria inspired by memories of past loves. This year's concert was Safe Harbour's most successful fundraiser to date! Thanks to … Continue reading “All My Old Lovers” raises $10,000 for SONG
In 2006, three friends came together to perform a one-time concert. But that one time concert eventually propelled Cobourg natives, Sue Passmore and Kerri Ough (both former members of La Jeunesse Girls' choir under the direction of Marie Anderson), and their university friend Caroline Brooks, into Canadian music stardom as the trio, "The Good Lovelies". … Continue reading Artists in the Classroom
When I asked the kids in the Port Hope SONG choirs to think about the following questions: How does SONG make you feel? What is your favourite part of SONG? The giggles, chatter and movement around the room became infectious, as all the kids seem to love when we throw something unexpected their way. Without … Continue reading How does SONG make you feel?