It's Canada Day tomorrow. We are 149 years old. Mark your calendars and come to Ingersoll for next year's 150th Canada Birthday celebration at Victoria Park. Embro Thistle Singers will be celebrating with song!!!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Have you ever had one of THOSE days? Sure, haven't we all. Here is a song that I love to play at full volume. If ever you needed a "fight song" this is it. The Rocky theme comes a close second. What do you think?
Thursday, June 23, 2016
What gives an artist longevity? I believe that following Rod Stewart's example and while not exactly reinventing himself, he certainly reworked the music to suit his audience. Brilliant.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
One of John Denver's strongest talents is his ability to put across the lyrics of the songs he sings. Whether it is the funny words of Grandma's Feather Bed or these very meaningful words of Wandering Soul. Listen as his fluid voice and clear sound really make you think. Thanks Virginia.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Our wonderful singers are working on this great song. It has become a signature song for anyone going through something really difficult.
I think this is quite lovely including these young cancer survivors in the chorus. It is unfortunate that it is out of their range but they manage well in any case.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
John Rutter writes great pieces for choirs. He doesn't make them easy but they certainly are a joy to sing. Even though I really love his Gaelic Blessing, the choir will finish off practice and then want to sing For the Beauty and dismiss my pleas for the Gaelic Blessing. Ah well. You'll know I've been successful when one of Norm's videos features the Gaelic Blessing. Until then, I love what the choir does with this Rutter piece. We hope you will too.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
The other day I was in Canadian Tire and this song came on. I started to sing along. The lady at the counter leaned over and turned up the volume then leaned over saying that this was a great song. We sang a duet while I paid for my purchases. Here is your chance to sing along.