Now is the Month of Maying

Okay kids, you get a free voice lesson if you get the title of this blog entry. There is nothing more geeky than a group of classical musicians. We make Trekkies look like cool hipsters. Oh well.

This morning (Sun., May 6th), the Shadbolt Trio performed a collection of madrigals, Schubert lieder and jazz standards at the Rhodo Fest at the Shadbolt Centre. The Shadbolt Trio is the title of an as yet untitled group with me on vocals, Tanya Kliefoth on flute and Ross Curran on flute and clarinet. It was very satisfying to work with such wonderful musicians on a sunny morning in the glorious setting at Deer Lake Park. Yes, I should have posted that gig on the blog last month or least have created a Facebook event but I did not. So much for my New Year’s resolution to post two blogs per month.

On Monday, May 14th at 8 pm, my women’s choir, The Real Treble Makers from Mt. Pleasant Community Centre will be performing a very fun concert called Popular Songs Old and New at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at 525 Campbell St. (@ Keefer) in Vancouver. We’ll be singing the music of Handel, Dowland, Faure, Billy Joel, The Beatles and ABBA. We’ll also feature solos from Hanna Ruotsalainen, Elspeth McVeigh and me as well as feature our accompanist Sue Wood.

Later this month on Saturday, May 26th at 8 pm, the Laudate Singers present Baroque Voices featuring Handel’s vibrant and powerful Dixit Dominus. The deeply moving Christ lag in Todesbanden by Bach will complete the program. Some of Vancouver’s finest early music instrumentalists will join us for this not-to-be-missed musical event.

Finally, a very happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere. It truly is the hardest job in the world and the most fulfilling. That is why we need a day dedicated to us.