Gettin Higher Choirs 16th Season begins

Posted on September 8, 2011 by

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I have just received this note and know so many Victorians would love to participate in this wonderful opportunity to sing.  This is a community that believes everybody can sing and enjoy singing.  If you have ever longed to sing and have been told you couldn’t, please check this communities new season and find out that yes you can sing!  Renee

A new season begins starting Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd.  Here is a note from Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly about their plans for this new season.

We have a lovely lineup of songs for the new season. Here’s what’s planned so far:

~Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World

~ A really fresh take on these two great songs, by the amazing Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, with ukeleli accompaniment. Check it out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9b3_1CcXtY

~Hello Goodbye / We Can Work It Out

~ We had so much fun singing Hello Goodbye last year – now that same arrangement flows seamlessly into another favorite Beatles song.

~ On Children

Beautiful words from Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet) set to music by Ysaye Barnell of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock. Tricky timing, but hang in, it will be worth it! Check it out at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8154859559953363340b

~ Why walk When You Can Fly

A beautiful song by the wonderful songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Listen to her sing it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rt30oFJGM

~ Hearth and Fire

Denis has sometimes used the lyrics from the very fine song from Gordon Bok as his end-of-the-evening blessing. Now we get to sing the whole song!
“And I be the sun upon your head, the wind about your face; My love upon the path you tread, and upon your wandering, peace.” 

~ How We Love

Back by popular demand, a gorgeous song by Beth Nielsen Chapman. Only one of the most beautiful songs written in the past decade (not that we are biased!) “All that matters when we’re gone, all that mattered all along, is how we love.” 

~ Side by Side

A golden oldie, written in 1927. Great fun to sing. “We ain’t got a barrel of money…” How true!

~ Innsbruch, Ich Muss Dich Lassen

And now, for something completely different! This is a gorgeous song from the Renaissance by the Flemish composed Heinrich Isaak. Here is a version of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jduUFCPl_es (The unaccompanied first verse is all we will be doing.)

~ Everything Possible

We sang this last in the Fall session of 2008, and it’s wanting to be sung again, in this concert that focuses on inter-generational relationship. A beautiful affirmation sung by a parent to a son or daughter. “You can be anybody you want to be, you can love whoever you will…”

OUR CONCERTS this season will be on Friday and Saturday evenings, January 20 & 21, (one week earlier than usual, due to AG Hall availability). And we’ll follow those with one more week of singing together, winding up the season on January 26.

We are very excited about OUR SPECIAL GUEST for the January 20/21 concerts, PAUL O’BRIEN, with his two teenage sons, Fintan and Cormac. Read all about Paul at: http://www.paulobrien.ca/press.php We will also (as is our custom) be singing one or two songs with Paul and his children. He is a very good songwriter.

We do hope you’ll be singing with us

~ Shivon and Denis

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