AGM is a cumen in!

Hello Choristers

Tomorrow’s rehearsal is significant for 2 reasons; it’s one of the 4 remaining rehearsals prior to our final concert of April 29 AND is our Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2018.

A few words from the board for your consideration:

  1. The AGM will start at 10:00 a.m. sharp and hope springs eternal that we can wade through the agenda by 10:30 a.m.. Print off the AGM package sent to you on March 13th or save some trees by sharing a copy with your neighbour.
  2. Elections will be held for 2 board vacancies. Feel free to nominate yourself – the Alto section is currently under-represented on the board.
  3. WE NEED A CONCERT CO-ORDINATOR! This individual will oversee the ushers, box office, concert reception, and gift basket raffle. You’ll have plenty of people pitching in, so don’t be shy – let your control freak tendencies shine, whoever you are.
  4. A fundraising letter has been made available on the web site for downloading. Members can download and customize to suit for approaching particular businesses.

The blueberries are a cumen in! Actual delivery date is still up in the air (April 28th or May 5th) but at $20 per 2k bag of frozen wild Nova Scotia goodness, you’ll be treating yourself to some anti-oxidant deliciousness while contributing handsomely to your favourite choir’s financial well-being. A very healthy choice for all concerned. Orders can still be placed by email request to or track down Jill Detlor (that raven-haired soprano you’ve always wanted to meet).

In closing, I just want to remind you (and myself), that one should not get too distracted by the details above. Administration is always a necessity however one should not linger too long on it. Rather, we gather every Saturday morning with the simple idea of raising our voices together in song as one community with one voice. I know I speak for many when I say that I look forward to our Saturday mornings as an oasis of calm and meditative focus in a world that seems to be increasingly noisy and discordant. Breathe folks, breathe.

One must always remember to sing in the shower.


Brenda Atkinson

Hamilton Sings Volunteer

Brenda’s Updates

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  • Concert Recording 2018: Every song from our Fierce Light concert!
  • Concert Recording 2017
New Songs for 2017-2018
  • Sun Comes Mornin’ Time: timing for the sopranos
  • Concert Song List (final)
  • Matlakala: pronunciation; soprano; alto tenor & bass together; ensemble
  • Sun Comes Mornin’ Time: soprano, alto, tenor & bass parts sung, plus that computerized voice & piano track
  • Ver Mee O: spoken and sung, plus a phonetic version of the lyrics
  • Hanna’s Concert Playlist
  • Trees of the Field: sung
  • Come Love Away: 2016 Rehearsal
  • Sumer is Icumen In: sung & spoken
  • Panther (I Will Walk and Never Get Tired): alto, tenor, and bass
  • Tsmindao Ghmerto: high, middle and low parts
  • Bright Morning Stars: high and low parts
  • Tourdion: many parts
  • Amavolovolo: soprano, alto, tenor, bass parts
  • By the Glow of the Kerosene Light: three part harmony performance by The Once