Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Music Update

I have been shamefully bad at updating this blog, though my artistic activities have continued unabated! I had an amazing time on the Best of Fringe jury for the Fringe Festival of Toronto over the summer. I saw 44 shows in less than two weeks, and heartily enjoyed almost all of them. I've been performing with bells, Amadeus (we had an astounding concert for Remembrance Day that featured three CBC war correspondents telling their stories) and a new, small a cappella group. This week, Amadeus Choir's CD of Celtic music was released. Recording it at CBC's Glenn Gould studio was so much fun, and it sounds great.

Our CD! So exciting.

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, and I recently wrote my first SATB choral composition in honour of the holiday. Writing music is like learning another, strangely familiar language; I really enjoyed finally composing, having played and sang so much music for so long. I couldn't record it with voices, but you can listen to it here. Happy Chanukah/Hanukkah!

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