Month: November 2013

11th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Warm up by Sara. Welcome after our November 11  concert.  Len wanted to thank everyone for their work on the concert.  Barbara was thanked for orchestrating the Groaning Board. Len discussed the cuts in the Messiah we would be performing with the ESO and guest Conductor Mark Bailey. Normally the whole piece is not done … Continue reading 11th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Pro Coro’s First Concert 2013/2014 Season

Missae 1 All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Edmonton When I first saw this title I was perplexed.  Would this be carried through the rest of the season or would it be more than 1 season?  Well the answer is the later, as was told to those who attended this stunning performance last Sunday November 3, 2013 … Continue reading Pro Coro’s First Concert 2013/2014 Season

Remembrance Day 2013

Today, November 11, 2013, we remember all those who have laid down their lives in the service of their country.  Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States all celebrate Remembrance Day, Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day, Veterans Day or something similar.  I am not sure what it is called in Germany, Japan, Italy, … Continue reading Remembrance Day 2013

Salute to Veterans November 10, 2013 Edmonton City Hall

  Today the Royal Canadian Artillery Band (RCA Band) held a concert in Edmonton City Hall that was fun, solemn and wonderful.  In attendance was the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Alberta, the Honourable Colonel (Retired) Donald S Ethell and his wife Linda as well as a number of officers from the Base here … Continue reading Salute to Veterans November 10, 2013 Edmonton City Hall

Preparing for Remembrance Day

Normally it is not something I need to "prepare for" however this year it is chock a block full of activity, careful planning, joy, hope and sorrow.  Let me just break that down for you: My former neighbour in England Lorraine and one of my work colleagues Chuck celebrate a birthday - that is the … Continue reading Preparing for Remembrance Day

Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 3

This time I made it to rehearsal on time. Early in fact, no voice lesson. Sarah practicing the piano and a few early people. Then the rest of the group started to arrive, including Len who is Angela's professor. Angela arrived and we went straight into the Mendelssohn "weihnachten" nice piece! This was followed with … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 3