Chuck Berry sang “Roll over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news.” While I’m sure that most of our members are old enough to remember that 1956 hit, it is Mozart that came to mind when one of them was adding to the Suggestion Box at our recent coffee gathering.
We had asked if there were other activities that folks might like the Association to organize. Eine, Kleine, Nachtmusik was the main response received, also known as “A little night music.” In this case, the suggestion was that we have “live music meet-ups,” at venues such as the RCHA, Prince George, and Olivea.
Please let us know what you think of this idea by commenting below or emailing us at email@example.com. If there are also other musical venues that you would like to suggest, please pass them along, with some information on the music that would be featured there.
Well, it’s not quite “From Russia, with love,” but our former Association President is an adventurer in the Agent 007 fashion and should perhaps be referred to henceforth as Lawton, Kathy Lawton. You can follow her travels through India at https://kblawton613.blogspot.com/.
My recent printmaking has focused on the winter landscape, and the beautiful, subtle colours seen at this time of year. The exhibition is on in the Window Art Gallery (Victoria at Princess) from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 2 - 4 p.m. Would love to see you!
Sunday February 4, 2:00 p.m. The Spire, Sydenham St United Church
Join Mark Sirett, AD of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, David Melhorn-Boe, choir director at Chalmers and Sydenham St United Churches, soprano Kathryn McConnell and other special guests in a lighthearted afternoon of singing. Kingston music-lovers of all ages are invited to sing their hearts out for a good cause. Coming together with friends and family to sing and have fun at informal and unstructured gatherings used to be a common occurrence. “Sing Alongs” may not be as common now, but if you miss the experience of community singing, here’s your chance! Sing along with folk songs, popular tunes, Broadway show stoppers…
Admission is free. Donations in support of The Spire and its ongoing renovations will be gratefully accepted. Hope to see – and hear – you at The Spire, Sydenham St Church, Sunday Feb 4, 2 p.m.
Two events you don't need tickets for...Both of the events below are by donation (suggested $10) in support of social justice and outreach programs.
First, enjoy a blast of seasonal music from the Communications and Electronics Garrison Military Band, on Monday, Dec. 4th, 7 p.m. at The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church). This upbeat concert is about 90 minutes long, and fun for the whole family.
Next, experience a dramatic, candlelight reading of that traditional Christmas ghost story, A Christmas Carol, in a vast and shadowy Dickens-era building. Enjoy hot cider and goodies at the intermission. Sunday, Dec. 17th, 7 p.m. at The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church).