Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Assembly Update

Hi Choir!

Sorry for all the switching, this is the last time, I promise. For the talent show assembly we will be singing Will You Be There, Home, Christmas Time's A Comin', and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas. We'll be singing Holly Jolly a cappella (no musical accompaniment) and we'll be clapping throughout, so I need you to memorize the lyrics because you won't be able to hold your book. There's only a couple of verses but we'll be doing some cool percussive stuff. It will end up sounding something like the video in the link below.

LYRICS
http://www.41051.com/xmaslyrics/hollyjolly.html

VIDEO/SONG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ9lSTOoOjc

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Talent Show!!

Hi choir members!

I can't thank you enough for your fantastic performance at the school Remembrance Day assembly. You really let your voices soar and captured the emotion of each piece as you sang through them. It was truly wonderful and you should be proud with your efforts. Thank you also for your dedication and practice, it really shows.

So, what's next? Christmas talent show! We'll be singing the MJ song we've been working on as well as "Home" by Phil Philips. Along with that we'll aim to sing a couple of seasonal tunes to put everyone in the spirit before we part for this special holiday. Here are links to all the songs we'll be a  singin'.

Sing along at home! See you Monday!

Mr. B

Will You Be There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRqYVFr7sL4

Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoRkntoHkIE

Christmas Times A Comin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXfBYXElPII

Wonderful Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qReziqBwEr4&playnext=1&list=PL0A2502C2286E7CF3&feature=results_video


Friday, November 2, 2012

Remembrance Day

Hi Choir,

Our next performance is at the school's Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 10. We'll be singing three songs:

O Canada
Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Travellin' Soldier - Dixie Chicks

Here's some links to listen to the songs at home

Blowin' in the Wind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EanlnD0O8OE

Travellin' Soldier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wRbo9FJ-yM

Sing along at home!

Mr. B

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

GUITAR CLUB!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the first meeting of the Guitar Club! Don't forget to make every effort to bring your guitar next week. Looking forward to hearing your collaborations!

Beginners, here's what we quickly looked during the first lesson:



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Song

Hi choir members!

Thanks for stopping by! In this blog you'll find dates and times for our rehearsals and performances, links to songs so you can sing along at home, and copies of the lyrics. Soon we'll have some great recordings of our performances to put up.

Thanks again for your hard work and participation last week during our mass and olympians assembly. Here's a link to the next song we'll be working on. More to come soon!

OUR NEXT PRACTICE is Wednesday, October 3 at lunch.

See you then!

VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRqYVFr7sL4
LYRICS
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/willyoubethere.html

Monday, May 14, 2012

THANKS!!

Can't thank you all enough for your excellent performances during last week's Education Week. I've been receiving nothing but huge compliments from everyone about how well you sang. Excellent work! We have one more performance before the end of the year, but we'll take a break this week as we've been meeting quite often over the past couple of weeks. Back at it next Thursday!

Thanks again!

Mr. Belanger

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mass Songs

Hi choir!

We have two performances this week. Our first is the school mass on Wednesday morning. We will have a practice tomorrow, Tuesday, during period 2. We need volunteers to sing with me at the mic. Three groups so far! Here are some of the songs.

How Great is Our God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvXweftb7UU

Awesome God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w2b033DXCw

See Ye First
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LMQfOp9w8k

Memorial Acclamation
video
lyrics:
When we eat this bread, and drink this cup
We proclaim your death, oh Lord
Until you come again

Holy Holy Holy:
video
lyrics:
Holy Hoy Holy, Lord God of hosts
Heaven and are earth are full of your glory
Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Songs!

Hey gang! Here's a couple of links to the songs we will be practicing this spring. We'll work on these then add some more.

Enjoy!

Coldplay - Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyoXP3w7dp4

Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEnUp2j8TV4
lyrics
http://www.metrolyrics.com/dont-carry-it-all-lyrics-decemberists.html

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Next Practice is Friday, February 17

Our next practice is tomorrow, Friday, at lunch. I have to say I was really impressed with the performance of the new songs during our last practice. Good focus and our confidence with the songs is getting stronger, as a result there's more power behind us. Great job!

Here are the links to the songs we'll be singing at the mass:

1) Ashes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSoPdA_iB6I

2) Father of Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZnlmoUEhiY

3) Cry in My Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtunJu6mVjo

4) Give Us Clean Hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNwc5uzpkMU

5) Shout to the Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tblpN1IJtZk

Monday, February 13, 2012

Next Practice is Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sing your heart out tomorrow, Tuesday, at lunch! Two new songs to learn!

See you there!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Next Practice is Friday, February 10

Hi choir members! Our next practice will be held Friday, February 10th. We will be practicing the three songs listed and linked in the post below (Father of Night, Ashes, and Shout to the Lord). We are performing at the Ash Wednesday mass on February 22nd.

See you there!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Gig of the New Year!

Hi Choir members! Welcome to the blog!!

Our first gig of the new year is a school mass. Here are the songs we will be performing, and there may be more to come.

Check back here often for rehearsal dates and times and other handy info!

1) Father of Night by Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZnlmoUEhiY

2) Shout to the Lord by Chris Tomlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yllB390e9VA

3) We Rise Again from Ashes (or sometimes just called "Ashes") by Tom Conroy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSoPdA_iB6I