Just Two

And then there were two . . . Bags of blueberries left, languishing in an organizer’s freezer, pining for ownership. As the festive baking season approaches and house guests descend like hungry locusts, thank heavens you made the right decision and made the purchase. The deal remains the same: $22 for a 2K bag, delivered. First come, first served, just send an email to hamiltonsings@gmail.com

Last chance to sign up for this weekend’s theory workshop. Registration will close by 1pm tomorrow so get a move on, so you can get your theory groove on:

Music Theory Workshop
Sunday November 21st, 1pm to 3pm. Hosted by Emma Moss

Emma has kindly provided the details below:

“If you are looking to enhance your reading abilities, or to begin on your path in learning how to read music, this two-hour session will be of great benefit to you! This Theory Workshop, run by yours truly, is being offered on November 21st from 1-3pm via Zoom. Having studied theory from a very young age at university and RCM ARCT Honours level, and alongside teaching music theory, harmony, analysis, and history for years, as well as being a live and working notating composer and conductor, I will be happy to fill in any gaps you may have in the realm of music theory.. In this course, you will have the opportunity to engage in reading music in various clefs, learn about the anatomy of sheet music, rhythms + rest and note values, scales, time signatures, accidentals, intervals, chords, and will be engaging in ear training practice. If you have always wanted to enhance your ability to engage with sheet music, this is your chance to ask questions, seek explanations, and practice these concepts in a fun, engaging, and intensive manner. We hope that you will join us on November 21st for this deep dive into the World of Music Theory! (Cost per person is $40 or PWYC for one two-hour intensive session. To register, please send a notice of your interest to hamiltonsings@gmail.com.) (Workshop will run with minimum of 4 participants) This workshop is open to the public as well as choir membership – so invite a friend!”

Newfoundland cookie fundraiser
One Winter tradition, the Choir’s annual Holiday Concert, is on hold this year, but you can still enjoy the delicious Newfoundland cookies and squares that sold out each year at the bake sale! Bill Nesbitt will be taking orders until December 11th (or until 30 boxes have sold), and will deliver them on December 16th and 17th on his recumbent bicycle.

Each box will contain 13 pieces. The recipes are traditional favourites from Newfoundland:

  • Lassy Mogs -soft, spicy gingerbread cookies with dates and nuts
  • Date Crumbles – rich, buttery Newfoundland date squares
  • Five Star Bars- chewy coconut bar topped in chocolate
  • Nut Sandies- buttery shortbread snowballs with pecan pieces

They will be nicely packaged and make a lovely gift if you have the will power not to eat them yourself! Bill’s original artwork label will feature Newfoundland Mummers this year and recipes will be sent by e-mail to each customer.

Still just $20 a box, and all proceeds go to Hamilton Sings! Community Choir.

Place your order by sending an e-transfer to treasurer.hamiltonsings@gmail.com Don’t delay- only 30 boxes are available, and they go fast!

We need volunteers
We need volunteers to help guide the re-opening and growth of the choir. We are close to cementing a deal with a new venue, so a live, 4-part harmony experience is at hand for this coming January! So please drop us a line at hamiltonsings@gmail.com if you can lend a hand at getting us up and running again.

Christmas is coming, the season for gift-giving. Rumour has it that the congestion in the global supply chain is going to cause some surprising goods shortages this year. So why stress about it when a perfectly good opportunity exists to give the gift of a community vocal experience rather than more stuff? Consider buying the gift of a Hamilton Sings membership for your near and dear. Send an e-transfer with the details to treasurer.hamiltonsings@gmail.com today.


Brenda Atkinson


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