Lydia Adams sends Canada Day greetings and an interview with composer, Paul Halley
Canada Day musical gift from the Elmer Iseler Singers
Song for Canada by Paul Halley. The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor and Shawn Grenke, piano. From the album: Elmer Iseler Singers Greatest Hits, Vol. 1.
Song for Canada by Paul Halley
Sing a new song, Sing loud and strong, Sing of this land of our hopes and our dreams. Rich harmonies of races and creeds Join in the chorus from sea unto sea: Where the whale’s ancient lullaby
Meets the song of the wind in the whisp’ring pines, All our voices come together, always singing, “Land of tomorrow, your time has come.”
Qu’un nouveau chant Dise à présent Un voeu d’accord qui doit remplir nos cooers. Peuples divers touchant les deus mers, Heureux voisins, ne formez qu’un seul choeur Pour mélanger tous vos accents Aux refrains des cognées dansant sous les vents. Que nos voix ensemble chantent et rechantent, “Oui – Bel aujourd’hui Vois mon pays.”
Sing of new birth, Sing of the earth, Sing of great mountains that reach for the sky. Proud cities swell, Vast plains do tell Of the promise an hope for the future that lies In the loon’s timeless melody, In the cry of an eagle that’s soaring free. All our voices come together, singing “Land of tomorrow, your time has come.”
English words by Paul Halley French words by Anton Raphael Boldaire
“From the sheer brilliance and crisp freshness of Mozart’s Divertimento in F, to the haunting beauty of H. Janmohamed’s “Reflections on Light”, the audience was led on a magnificent journey of consummate music-making ending on a high note with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.”
May 10, 2019: Soaring Voices will close out concert season The Elmer Iseler Singers will be closing out the Sarnia Concert Association’s 2018-2019 season with a performance entitled Soaring Voices, which takes place at the Imperial Theatre on May 22nd, 2019. For more information, visit our concert page.
“For the SCA’s David Nichols, having Adams and the Elmer Iseler Singers preside over this season’s grand finale is a dream come true.”
Apr. 3, 2019: “Famed Choral Group Elmer Iseler Singers Wows Mindemoya Crowd” Michael Erskine of The Manitoulin Expositor interviews conductor Jane Best of The Manitoulin Community Choir who organized Elmer Iseler Singers’ performance on Manitoulin Island (March 24, 2019 – part of the Elmer Iseler Singers’ 7-Concert Ontario Tour).
“It turned out to be an absolutely wonderful evening,’ said organizer Jane Best