Eight More Rehearsals

Dearest Choristers

Been dilly-dallying with the voice files on the hamiltonsings.ca Active Members Page yet? We have a total of 8 more rehearsals until our April 29th end of term concert. A mere 8. Gulp.

Learning new languages can be a big challenge for most of us. However, it’s amazing what happens when you put in a mere 5 minutes a day into your practice rather than waiting for that one free hour on one particular day. As a budding ukelele player, I find myself continually amazed at how I can seem hopelessly incompetent at some particular maneuver over a series of weeks only to wake up one morning and find myself successfully doing it. Synapse formed at last. It’s a very gratifying feeling.

Once you find yourself trilling like an Irish maiden, toasting each other in French, and welcoming summer like a Middle English peasant, you’ll notice how comfortable you’ve become with these formerly strange syllables and marvel at how far you’ve travelled. As reading a good story can open a door into an otherwise unreachable world, singing songs of other times and cultures serves to enrich our contemporary selves and add contour to our daily lives. So, don’t despair if you’re still chewing on your own tongue – you’ll get there!

Calendar Considerations:

Monday February 26th, FUNDRAISERS MEETING, 7pm at HARRRP or nearby, all welcome

Tuesday February 27th – EMBODY MUSIC – music and movement, 3rd of 3 sessions, 7pm at Delta United Church, $20 or sliding scale

Tuesday March 6th – VOICE 101 – what’s that instrument called you all about anyway?, 1 session only, 7pm at Delta United Church, $20 or sliding scale

Saturday March 10th – we have rehearsal at Delta United Church NOT HARRRP

Saturday March 31st – no rehearsal, Easter bunny hops . . . . . .

Sunday April 29th – final afternoon concert at Christ’s Church Cathedral

Did you know volunteering cures acne, incontinence, broken bones, and stuttering? Well, it doesn’t, but I know I have your attention now. We will need someone to lead the charge for our final concert organization and marshall the troops (your fellow volunteers). Keep in mind as well that indolent children (with or without acne) in need of volunteer hours can do their duty for us as well. Stand up, stand up today!

Exhortingly yours.

Brenda Atkinson

Hamilton Sings Volunteer



Brenda’s Updates

Now on the Site for Choir Members

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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