We are hard at work planning our next LIVE not-online concert. We will start rehearsing in early September 2021 and have two performances in late November, or sometime in December. It will all depend on Covid vaccinations and how successful we in British Columbia are at reducing this scourge. We choose to remain optimistic and plan for the best.
For a “sneak peak”, I can divulge two of the songs we will be performing in the Fall:
Fare Thee Well, Love
Is a song recorded by Canadian music group The Rankin Family. It was released in 1992 as the second single from their second studio album, Fare Thee Well Love. It peaked in the top 10 on the RPM Country Tracks and Adult Contemporary Tracks charts, and won the Juno Award for Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 1994. We will be bringing you this lovely song SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) in an arrangement by Stuart Calvert.
Walking In The Air
Is a song written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film The Snowman based on Raymond Briggs’ 1978 children’s book of the same name. The song forms the centrepiece of The Snowman, which has become a seasonal favourite on British and Finnish television. The story relates the fleeting adventures of a young boy and a snowman who has come to life. In the second part of the story, the boy and the snowman fly to the North Pole. “Walking in the Air” is the theme for the journey. We will be bringing you this SATB in a simple, but haunting arrangement by John Leavitt.
Our concert, which premiered on December 23, 2020 was well received and well watched. On opening night, we had over 100 viewers! What a fantastic turnout. Since then, over 400 people have watched it. We couldn’t ask for more except to be able to give you a live concert. Drum Rollllllll……. That’s exactly what we plan to do for our Fall 2021 concert. We have every confidence that Covid restrictions will be reduced enough to make it happen.
We want to thank all of you who supported us and continue to support us now, last year, and every year before.
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!
It’s now the end of August and summer is winding down. The vegetable garden is full of produce and the rest of the yard is winding down for the season. This has been the best year ever for staying home and paying attention to the yard upkeep! It all looks beautiful.
The good news is Sage Sound Singers will be having a Fall season! Yay! Yippee! Of course it will be different from all others. We’re planning a Christmas Concert for the middle of December. We start practice on September 21st – with a twist! We’ll be in the HUB gym for all sessions practicing all the social distancing and protocol required. Instead of a traditional concert, we have enlisted the help of the Hub Online Network (HON) to do a video recording of our performance and present it to you, our loyal audience, on YouTube. Thankfully HON has the expertise to help us pull this off. As Covid-19 protocol changes we will do what it takes to continue on, so watch our Facebook page for more information as the weeks progress.
It’s our hope that you are faring well during these uncertain times. We are sorry to announce that Sage Sound Singers spring practice repertoire has been canceled. To help protect the health of our members and community, we made the decision on March 14th, 2020 to suspend practices until further notice. We know it was the right choice to make. Our Fall plans, (so far) have not been affected. Our goal is to have a Christmas Concert sometime in December 2020. Hopefully Covid-19 will be under control by then. We’ll hopefully start our Fall practice in early September.
Our hearts go out to everybody who has been affected in any way by this pandemic. We also send our heartfelt condolences to our singing brothers and sisters at the Skagit Valley Chorale in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Take care everyone and do your best to help stop this scourge.
We sang to full houses both performances. Thank you, thank you, thank you to YOU our audience!
On the horizon:
FALL 2020 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT! Get ready for a BIG one. We are looking forward to celebrating the Christmas Season with a Christmas Concert you will NOT want to miss! Stay tuned for more details which we will have sometime during Summer 2020.
On Monday, October 28th, 2019
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OUR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES OF
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
Ashcroft HUB (711 Hill St)
Friday, November 22, 2019 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Saturday, November 23, 2019 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Ticket price is $15
Get them at the Ashcroft HUB (711 Hill St, Ashcroft) starting Monday, October 28, 2019
Or at the door the night of the performances.
Or online at:
(ticket “convenience” fee is waived)
After a six month hiatus, Michelle Reid, President and Music Director of Twisted Desert Music is bringing the Sage Sound Singers back for an exciting Fall 2019 musical performance. We will be coming back with almost all of our original singers plus a few new ones! Everybody has had a good rest over the last six months and are ready to entertain Ashcroft and area once again. This time we will be doing something a little bit different by presenting the choral version of the great play and film, Fiddler on the Roof. This isn’t the actual play, but it is all of the ensemble music, solos, duets, trios and quartets from the play- in short, the entire musical score without the acting – all in one exciting evening! Our talented accompanist, Dimiter Terziev will be be joining us once again and will provide the piano accompaniment for this production. Work has already begun on purchasing and assembling the musical score. In mid July the solos and duets will start familiarising themselves with the music with some practices here and there. Early September is when the official rehearsals begin.
The performance will be sometime in November 2019 at the Ashcroft HUB.
Look for more information in the coming weeks here, or on our FaceBook page!
After almost nine years of providing quality choral music to Ashcroft and area residents, Sage Sound Singers is disbanding.
Their last concert was at Choral Rhapsody in Kamloops where they sang three of their best songs from the “Somewhere In My Memories” Christmas Concert (December 2018).
While Sage Sound Singers are no more, Twisted Desert Music Society is alive and well, so it’s possible that in the future choral singing will return to Ashcroft and area.
We would like to thank the choir members, accompanists and conductors who through the years made it all possible. Your hard work and dedication made Sage Sound Singers Community Choir a fine choral group.
We also would like to thank Second Time Around, Teck Highland Valley Copper and others for their generous financial support through the years.
And finally, we’d like to thank Michelle Reid for her vision and persistence in making Sage Sound Singers the best we could be.
Sage Sound Singers will always be “Somewhere In Our Memories”
For members of Sage Sound Singers
We invite you to attend Senior ChorFest 2019 in Kelowna – April 2019. Despite it’s name, no singers will be turned away.
Additionally, ChorFest 2019 (Kimberly, BC) is taking place in May 2019.
This an excellent weekend of singing and learning.
These events are sponsored by the BCCF (B.C. Choral Federation)
Sage Sound Singers rehearsals for our Winter Concert will begin on September 10, 2018! We have an exciting line up of some excellent Christmas music for this season. Our Concert is set for Friday, December 7th, 2018 7PM and Saturday December 8, 2018 2PM. Both concerts are at the Ashcroft HUB. Stay tuned for more information!
It will be a joy to sing for you again!