Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

Weekly Warmup (V151123)

Weekly Warmup (V151123)

Posted November 25, 2015

Hi my singing friends!

Last week, we sang:

  • Sigale (first 3 pages)
  • Sea Song
  • All Too Soon

I don’t know about you, but I’m singing ‘All Too Soon’ in my sleep!

I know a lot of our choir members have been scratching their heads about what the heck Neil Young’s lyrics in “After the Gold Rush” mean. So here’s an interesting tidbit from Barbara Kyle:

(at about the rendition of the song done by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt:

“When Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt recorded it in 1999 for their collaboration Trio, they got some unique insight into the song from the man who wrote it. Said Parton: “When we were doing the Trio album, I asked Linda and Emmy what it meant, and they didn’t know. So we called Neil Young, and he didn’t know. We asked him, flat out, what it meant, and he said, ‘Hell, I don’t know. I just wrote it. It just depends on what I was taking at the time. I guess every verse has something different I’d taken.'”

Also, this link to an analysis of the puzzling lyrics might interest some:


What are you listening to?

Joseph Lance has been listening to Hey Rosetta! recently. They put on a great live show! Here’s a couple videos displaying some of the breadth of their music.
Yer Spring by Hey Rosetta!
Trish’s Song by Hey Rosetta!

Joseph and Asha are on their way to India for six weeks, so they will miss the rest of this session, but hope to join us again for the next. Thanks for sharing these lovely songs, Joseph! We hope you and Asha have a fantastic trip.

Social Notes from Lorna:

Hello everyone! Our pre-practice choir dinner is happening on Wednesday December 3 at 5:45 p.m. — Location to be confirmed this week. I wanted to make sure that I have the names of everyone who wants to attend. So far, I know that the following have signed up:

Diana E., Mary H., Lise J., Kim C., Jeanette Sz., Mike Sz., Elizabeth O., Daphne F., Kristen G., Grace A., Dana H., Catharine R-H., Richard H., Janet R., and me.

What a fun group! If I have missed anyone or you would like to add your name to the list, please let me know no later than Tuesday evening November 24 as I will need to make a reservation.

Thanks to those who are coming. If you haven’t signed up yet, please consider joining us!

Take care


Session 1 Rehearsals:  Sept 9th – Jan 20 (no rehearsals Dec 23/30)
Winter Concert:            Jan 23rd
Break:                           Jan 27
Session 2 Rehearsals:  Feb 3 – June 1
Break:                           March 16th (to be confirmed)
Spring Concert:            June 4th

Lise Anne Janis
Membership Coordinator —
For the Joy of Singing!

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