Have you been doing your homework?

Hi There:

Have you guys been doing your homework? For myself, I’ve spent some time with my headphones on, deliberately daring the soprano from the Drakensberg Boys Choir to distract me from my correct alto starting note for Sho Sholosa. I’m almost at the point where hearing the higher note automatically causes the lower one to spring into my challenged little brain – is that a Pavlovian response? Where’s my reward? Not having to think so much about it and just letting the notes flow is truly satisfying. Don’t be shy about having to ask for the password to the web site Active Members Page if you have not yet paid it a visit.

Continuing calendar considerations besides our usual Saturday morning rehearsals:

Tuesday March 20th at 7:00 p.m., Delta United Church, a special workshop called Voice 101 – what’s that instrument called you?, led by Sue, $20 or sliding scale

Saturday March 31st, rehearsal cancelled, as you’ll be too busy making, eating, or traveling to,  Easter weekend feasts

Saturday April 7th, 10:00 a.m.,  Annual General Meeting followed by our usual rehearsal until 12:30 pm

Friday April 20th, evening, we’ve been invited to participate in a ticketed event called Cinquefoil at Church of St. John the Evangelist, Locke and Charlton, more details to follow however check out the following link for more info http://www.rockonlocke.ca/cinquefoil1

Saturday April 28th, 9:00 a.m., our dress rehearsal is at Christ’s Church Cathedral on James Street North, so no sleeping in for you buddy.

Sunday April 29th, 3:00 p.m., our term-end concert entitled “Fierce Light”, at Christ’s Church Cathedral on James Street North.  3:00 p.m. is the start time for the actual concert; however we will probably need to assemble earlier – more on that in the coming weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to come forward with your brilliant ideas regarding a gift basket theme for your section. Additionally, let your shiftless relatives know that they have a commitment to volunteer for concert duty on April 29th. Not only will they be making a valuable contribution to a grassroots musical community – they’ll enjoy the timeless gift of your performance, you songster you.


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