Sumer is Cumen In

Hi There:

As I write this missive By The Glow of The Kerosene Light, how many shades of brown and grey are there in Southern Ontario during the dreaded month of February? The landscape is bleak enough, so why does everyone have to wear black, brown, and grey overcoats? You’d think we’d all dress up like peacocks to make up for it. I guess colorful plumage does not absorb scant heat as well as homespun dark wool. Sumer is Cumen In not soon enough. Sigh. . . .

Thank heavens for Saturday mornings! Nothing like a community sing-a-long to put the wind in your sails, the color in your cheeks, and warm your chilly February blood like a stalking Panther’s. Though sleeping in is my second favourite Saturday morning activity, I gladly welcome the sight of those Bright Morning Stars in order to join you all in song.

Update your calendars with this info:

Yes. We rehearse Saturday February 19th (Family Day Weekend)

Yes. We rehearse Saturday March 10th but make your way to the Delta United Church at 47 Ottawa Street South instead.

No. We don’t rehearse Saturday March 31st (Easter)

Yes. End of Term Concert Date is Sunday April 29th at Christ’s Church Cathedral (It will be spring then, with Tourdion in the streets!)

Do you know where the voice files are? At hamiltonsings.ca, Active Members page. You can also view the choir’s most recent financial statements in anticipation of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. If you’re a techno-peasant like me and are forever forgetting or losing passwords, feel no shame and just ask at the front desk on Saturday. Another great resource is that fetching co-chorister sitting near you. A choir buddy can help you catch up on what you missed when the outside world drags you away from our musical embrace.

As always, may your feet be dry, your beverage containers not a future addition to the Pacific gyre, and your voices ready to rise.

See y’all Saturday.

Cheers,

Brenda Atkinson

Hamilton Sings Volunteer



Brenda’s Updates

Now on the Site for Choir Members

Click to listen
New Songs for 2017-2018
  • 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

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