Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

Weekly Warmup (V151130)

Weekly Warmup (V151130)

Posted December 3, 2015

Hi my singing friends!

Last week, we sang:

  • Sigale
  • Both Sides Now
  • Dancing Dancing River

Member Update …

Bob Mathies, aka Santa Bob, is taking a short break from singing to take care of some North Pole Business. Now we can all say “I know him!!”


lighten bag

What are you listening to?

I’ve been listening to old Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Crosby Stills & Nash tunes as I am painting the upstairs apartment (If you know of anyone looking for a 2 bedroom apartment in Downtown area let me know) and maybe I’m feeling nostalgic, but I feel like these are the anchors of my early years. One of Joni’s lesser known songs is Shadows and Light, from her album ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’. It’s acappella and has some wonderful harmonies. Listen here:

Lorna Rourke shared her family’s favourite Christmas music: Sufjan Stevens’ two boxed sets of Christmas music. One is called “Songs for Christmas” and the other “Silver and Gold”–both have 5 CDs. One of Lorna’s favourites from the collection is “The Friendly Beasts”–

Social Notes from Lorna:

For those who have signed up: we’re meeting for our pre-practice dinner this Wednesday December 2 at Baker Street Station, 76 Baker Street, at 5:45 p.m. Lise tells me they have excellent wine, so I’m looking forward to that! We have room for one more at our table, so email me asap if you’d like to join us —

Some local events that might be of interest:

  • Beauty and The Beast, a Pantomime, at Guelph Little Theatre–runs until December 13.
  • Boreal, Songs for the Snowy Season–December 5 at Guelph Little Theatre
  • December 6th Vigil: Remember, Reflect and Respond; 6 pm, The Boathouse, 116 Gordon Street, Guelph; Performance by Woman to Woman Choir
  • Barbara Muldauer wants you to know that Trinity United Church is preparing a wonderful Christmas Concert: “SONGS OF THE SEASON” You and your family are invited to come and enjoy the music of Christmas! Trinity United Church, 300 Stevenson St.N. Featuring the TRINITY SENIOR CHOIR; FRESH FAITH SINGERS; GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS – COMMUNITY YOUTH SINGERS, and COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CHOIR. Directed by Andrea LeBlanc. Sunday evening, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. Donation only.
  • And, in the spirit of giving, I’ve been made aware of a local sock drive to help keep peoples’ toes warm this winter–up until December 12, you can drop socks for adults or children off at 40 Baker Street, Coriander, and The Common (all downtown).

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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Quotes from our members

  • “Great people singing can never be anything but wonderful.”

  • “I love that the pieces chosen are challenging but doable. I love the inclusivity of it.”

  • “I enjoyed hearing how we sounded in the end. All that hard work paid off. Such a great harmonized sound.”

  • “I like challenging myself to sing songs I never thought I could.”

  • “I’m so glad to be part of this choir. I find it very grounding.”

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